Does water help us lose weight?
Some say, “Yes, it is.” Others claim the opposite, even “No, it’s harmful!””
What’s the truth?
Statistics say: “Yes, water helps a person lose weight.”
Many experiments and studies have been conducted.
For example, more than 100 overweight women participated in this at Stanford. The scientists selected those who drank less than 1 liter of water per day and increased the amount of water they drink to about 2 liters. Nothing else in their way of life changes. The 1-year-old’s famous ness lasted a year. Weight and waist are measured all the time. At the end of the study, every woman who started drinking with a liter of water more lost about 2 kilograms.
Another study was done in schools in Germany. Drinking water fountains have been installed in 32 schools in convenient places so that children can quench their thirst as soon as they experience thirst. Of course, everyone was given a few lectures on how useful water can be. The results at the end did not impress again: of the 3,000 children surveyed, 31% got rid of the problem of being overweight.
What makes water so bad that it helps us lose weight?
- Water leads to additional calorie consumption.
Drinking 500 ml of water (one of the most common bottles or two glasses) after only 10 minutes leads to an increase in metabolism by 30%, which lasts about an hour. At 2 liters of water per day, that’s about 100 kcal. To spend the same energy, you will need to walk quickly about 40 minutes.
- Water reduces calorie intake.
If you quench your thirst with drinking water, it means that you do not quench it with other beverages, sweetened, carbonated, syrups, juices, which can be significantly more caloric. At first glance, it seems small, but in practice it is significant – when drinking water, the same person takes on average about 200 kcal per day less than a day when he quenchs his thirst with other drinks. This does not take into account the fact that many of the drinks contain substances that challenge us to drink more of them, instead of quenching our thirst.
- Water reduces appetite
This has been proven again experimentally with two groups of 50 women, with one necessarily drinking 500 ml of water three times a day half an hour before a main meal. Neither group of women has been subjected to any other restrictions. After two months, it was found that women who drank water had significantly less appetite and ate far less food than others.
- Water burns fat
All processes in the human body are carried out either entirely in an aquatic environment or with the participation of water. Within the joke, those who know how to make soap know that it is made from fat with sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and water.
And warn you!
As they say, “don’t do this alone at home”! The mantra of at least 8 cups per day is not universal. Each person has all kinds of specific traits, not only visible, not only in lifestyle, but even in the metabolism with which he processes the various substances.
That water helps to lose weight in no way should cause you to start pouring water! You can do it in a way and in an amount that is harmful!
Note that the increase in the water test should be done in certain norms, tailored to each person and his lifestyle, gradually and best under the supervision of a feeding coach. It will be easy to get one, and it will be from the free extras to the 21-day online challenges of our club. If your goal is to lose weight, the CHANGE challenge is right for you!