Most people like to believe they drink enough water, but actually don’t drink half as much as they should. Did you know that water consumption increases the rate at which we burn calories?
“Researchers estimate that over the course of a year, a person who increases their water consumption by 1.5 liters a day (just 33 oz), would burn an extra 17,400 calories, for a weight loss of approximately five pounds. They note that up to 40% of the increase in calorie burning is caused by the body’s attempt to heat the ingested water.”
Probably most people you know are carrying around a few more pounds than they would be if they just drank enough water. If you can’t seem to get that weight off, water consumption could be your missing ingredient! More interesting then anything else is that most people don’t realize that water improves muscle tone. You can lift weights until you’re blue in the face, but if your muscles are suffering from dehydration, you won’t notice a difference in your appearance. Muscles that have all the water they need contract more easily, making your workout more effective.
I never leave the house without my water bottle! I have always loved my Blender Bottle, but my new favorite go-to is the Hydro Flask. Not only does it keeps your ice cold the entire day, but the lid is designed to easily guzzle down water all day long. If drinking plain water is hard for you, add fresh squeezed lemon, limes, orange slices, or even some caffeine free water flavoring. I always recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces per day.
If you’re doing everything else right and still not seeing results, drinking more water may be just what you’re missing!
Eat Yourself Skinny!