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Drink Your Water! Drink for Weight Loss

Posted by cotojo on September 22, 2007

Eight glasses a day…no doubt you’ve heard it from everybody – your parents, your doctor, talk show professionals.

The road to wellness is actually a river of pure, clean water, and while to drink sixty-four ounces daily seems like an impossible task, it is actually one of the simplest steps you can take to starting a sound weight loss program.

River of Water

After all, our bodies are approximately sixty percent water, so it is only natural that we constantly replenish ourselves in order to feel good.

Water has no fat – as opposed to thick milkshakes

Water has no calories – as opposed to iced tea

Water has no sugar – as opposed to soft drinks

Water has no caffeine – as opposed to coffee

Think about how many times a day you eat or have a snack.

How often do you have a drink to accompany your meals?

How often do you default to the combo meal that comes with a soft drink? Sure, you can order a diet drink and not contend with calories or fat, but consider the sugars (or sugar substitutes) and other ingredients that may countereffect your dieting program.

By replacing each drink with a glass of water, not only are you closer to your daily allowance but you greatly increase the chances of a healthier you!

Water energizes – As you engage in a strenuous workout, you need fluids to replace what you lose.

Clear water

Many may suggest sports drinks with electrolytes, but these same drinks may have sugar, which may countereffect your exercise.

Drinking water as you exercise can keep you energized to complete your workout.

Water refreshes – On a hot day, nothing cools down the body like a glass of ice water. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a hundred degrees for water consumption to be necessary.

Water Refreshes

Drink a glass or two between meals for a continued good feeling.

Water cleanses – Did you know that the more water you drink, the better for your kidneys?

Water Cleanses

Yes, you might imagine that drinking water you need to urinate more, but this is actually a good thing. Water breaks down calcium that can form into kidney stones, so the more you drink the less chance you will have of getting them.

You may notice, too, that your urine becomes a lighter color when you drink more water in a day. This is a good sign, it means you are keeping your kidneys healthy. Ideally, you want to be sure your urine is as clear as possible.

So have a drink of water for your good health!

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9 Responses to “Drink Your Water! Drink for Weight Loss”

  1. […] cotojo wrote an interesting post today on Drink Your Water! Drink for Weight LossHere’s a quick excerptThe road to wellness is actually a river of pure, clean water, and while to drink sixty-four ounces daily seems like an impossible task, it is actually one of the simplest steps you can take to starting a sound weight loss program. … […]

  2. Anonymous said

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  3. cotojo said

    Weigh Reduction Coach – Thank you for your comment.

    I agree that those looking to losing weight also need to have the correct calorie intake and the correct exercise regime. This post also points out the benefits of water which are often overlooked.

    Colin

  4. I believe that water does aid in weight loss. But don’t forget to watch the calorie intake and to exercise. It’ll make you feel great!

  5. Anonymous said

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    Drink Your Water! Drink for Weight LossEight gles a dayno doubt youve heard it from everybody – your parents, your doctor, talk show professionals. The road to wellness is actually a river of pure, clean water, and while to drink sixty-four ounces daily

  6. cotojo said

    Diane – Thanks for your comment.

    Yes what you say is true, and it is great for those watchng their weight 🙂

    Colin

  7. cotojo said

    Lisa – LOL, I’m guilty too, far too much coffee and way too much milk but with my doc’s blessing 🙂

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    Colin

  8. Diane said

    I find that if you drink water before a meal, it fills you up so you don’t want to eat as much – excellent for weight watchers:-)

  9. Sophiagurl said

    hey this article is good! I am not into drinking water…so i’m guilty in that aspect. Coffee,iced tea and lemonade are what I drink most of the time. It would take a lot of getting used to but I think it’s worth a try.

    So you’re a doc now ha? A man of many titles really. =) Nice one Colin.

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