Can Drinking Water Help You Lose Weight?

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 his water consumption by 1.5 liters a day (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. The findings are reported in the December issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.”

Probably most people you know are carrying around a few more pounds than they would be if they did drink enough water. If you can’t seem to get that weight off, water consumption could be you 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 a 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.

TheFittChick never leaves her house without her BlenderBottle! Fill it up with water and drink away! If you need some added flavor, add some crystal light, sugar-free Hawaiian Punch, or a little lemon. Just get drinking!

If you’re doing everything else right and still not seeing results, this might just be what’s missing.

Live Fitt!…Be Fitt!

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