How can drinking water help me lose weight?
With all the different people out there and all the different points of view on the subject, we wanted to bring you the final say so in how much water you should be drinking for a healthy body and for fast fat loss. We’ll be going over how much is too much water when to drink your water, and of course, how to check if you’re drinking the right amount of water.
When’s the best time to drink water?
The best time to drink the majority of your water is right when you get up. Think about it. You have been asleep for the whole night (6-8 hours) and during that time you can’t eat or drink. You are fasting. You wake up dehydrated and if you’re like normal human beings the first thing you have to do is pee because of the water you drank yesterday. Now you are completely empty of any fluids in your body. This is the best time to hydrate yourself and replenish your liquids.
Aim for 2–3 cups of cold water right when you get up. This will help replenish your dried-out cells and help flush out old toxins your kidneys are trying to help you flush out.
Drink water and lose fat!
You should be drinking ½ your body weight (in pounds) in ounces per day. Confusing? Let us show you want we mean.
For example, you weigh 170 pounds. Take 170 and divide that in half, and you’ll get 85. That’s 85 ounces of water per day you should be drinking. 85 ounces divided by 8 (8 ounces in a cup) and you get 10.625. If you weigh 170 pounds, you should be drinking 10.625 glasses of water per day.
That’s just the beginning
Are you active? Sedentary (you don’t move so much)? Are you working out or not? The answers to these questions will help determine if you need to increase or decrease the recommended amount of water intake. So, half your body weight in ounces is a great place to start. What next? Most sources indicate that drinking about a cup of water every 15 minutes is about right while working out.
How do I know if I’m drinking enough water?
When you pee, just take a look in the toilet. If your urine is light yellow or colorless, chances are, you’re drinking enough water! Yay for you!