Drinking enough water each day is one of the easiest steps that you can take to help your fat-loss journey.
Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong.
Being sufficiently hydrated boosts your metabolism, meaning that the rate in which you burn calories is increased.
Need more reasons to keep well hydrated? Hydration promotes healthier skin, healthier teeth, healthier joints, and healthier bones. It also improves digestion and reduces tiredness. Check out our full list of benefits of drinking water.
Another bonus? Many of us frequently mistake hunger for thirst. So next time you’re ready to grab a few digestive biscuits, try drinking a pint of water. The vast majority of the time this ought to curb that mid-afternoon hunger.
1). Slow and steady.
Instead of waiting for your throat to feel dry & your head to start pounding before you decide to glug down 2 pints of water, try to drink consistently throughout the day. Take it slow and steady and you can easily reach the recommended amount – between 2-4 litres per day.
2). Infuse your water.
If you’re one of those people who would rather opt for a fizzy drink or cup of coffee (because ‘water is boring’), then try these easy recipes:
- Lemon water: add a few slices of lemon to a glass of water and leave to infuse in the fridge for 2 hours. NOTE: lemon is a good source of vitamin C, so you’ll be reaping even more benefits.
- Strawberry & lemon water with basil: add a handful of chopped strawberries, a few slices of lemon and some fresh basil leaves to a glass of water and then leave to infuse in the fridge for 2 hours.
- berry and orange water: add a handful of raspberries and some thinly sliced orange to a glass of water and then leave to infuse in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Watermelon and mint water: chop watermelon into cubes and add a handful to a glass of water. Next, add around 6 sprigs of crushed mint and then leave to infuse in the fridge for 2 hours.
3) Buy a bottle.
When you’re busy – maybe you’re shopping in town or walking the dog – it’s easy to go hours on end without having anything to drink.
Inevitably, this will lead to dehydration, meaning that your metabolic rate will be compromised. To avoid this, get yourself a large water bottle and you’ll soon get into the habit of drinking on the go.
So, what are you waiting for? Drink up and reap the benefits of water!
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