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Tuesday, October 27

Drinking Water To Lose Weight - How Do You Drink All that Water?

It is said that you should drink 8 glasses of water a day. Can that be right? Wow, that's a lot of water, isn't it? And can drinking water really help you to lose weight? Well there's good news and bad news. The good news is yes, you can lose weight by increasing the amount of water you take in. The bad news? Eight glasses may not actually be enough.

What?!

Very true. So how much should you drink? Half your weight in ounces. If you weigh 150 pounds you should optimally be drinking 75 ounces of water a day. And that is just if you are relatively sedentary. If you are doing a lot of exercise, you'll need to increase that amount.

Once you become accustomed to this amount it will be second nature. What most people don't realize is that a large percentage of the population is walking around severely dehydrated. The reason for this is that the thirst mechanism has been ignored or misunderstood (mistaken for hunger) for so long, you can no longer notice it. So often when you are thinking you are hungry, your body is really just craving water. Once you start to take in enough water, you'll notice your thirst mechanism will start to kick in and actually begin functioning again. You'll feel better too, and your skin will look younger and healthier.

And the added benefit is you will start to lose weight. There are a lot of calories in soda and even juice, and cutting them out can make a significant difference. Add just a bit of exercise, maybe a daily walk, and you have a recipe for an easy weight loss plan.

Here's an easy way to get your quota of water for the day. Figure out how much you need to drink and see how many bottles of water that is (assuming you are drinking bottled water). Divide those up throughout the day so that you have finished your quota by the end of the night. I find that if I don't do this I don't drink enough water. I'll simply let a bottle sit on my desk all day and only take a few sips. If I know I need to drink it by a certain time it's easier to do. Also, keeping your water at room temperature helps. You can basically chug the whole thing if it's not too cold. It takes longer to drink if it's icy.

I still have my morning coffee but that's about all I have all day other than water. It really works!

So if you thought drinking water to lose weight was just an old wives' tale, give it a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

There's no reason you have to be overweight. If you want to find out how to lose 20 pounds join the thousands of other (now 20 pounds lighter) people who have discovered this great diet plan that actually works and find out how to lose weight quickly without exercise. No joke! -Regina Reeves

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