Water is a great beverage choice for so many reasons, it is the best beverage to rehydrate our body, it helps to keep our blood regulated and our organs functioning properly, it keeps us looking young, and it energizes our muscles. Did you know water also helps to control our caloric intake and can aid in weight loss? While water isn’t by any means a magical beverage, substituting it for higher-calorie beverages can certainly help.
Of course, water is calorie-free, so it is reasonably a better choice than soda, juice, or sweetened tea, but did you know that often when you feel hungry, you’re really just thirsty? Our mind tends to confuse hunger and thirst. Next time you find yourself hungry at odd times of the day, reach for a cup of water before grabbing food. If your feelings of hunger go away after drinking that cup of water, you’ve just saved yourself calories by not eating the snack your body didn’t really need!
Drinking water is one of the easiest efforts you can incorporate into your weight loss or weight maintenance plan. In fact, studies show that people who incorporated drinking a glass of water before a meal into their daily diet plan lost 44% more weight than those who drank sugary beverages with their meal, or didn’t drink fluids at all. Why is this? Drinking water with a meal may make your body feel full sooner and therefore help control overeating.
In addition to curbing appetite, water can help speed up the body’s metabolism. As a matter of fact, your metabolism will slow to conserve energy when you haven’t had enough water to drink, as your organs can’t and won’t function as efficiently. Scientifically speaking, drinking water has been proven to contribute to your body’s ability to burn calories. Drinking ice-cold water first thing in the morning is an easy way to speed up your metabolism. Right when you wake up, drink a glass or two of cold water. Your body will have to warm up the water entering your system, which means increasing your metabolism in the process. It’s a simple step to add to your daily routine that, while not a miracle cure, can certainly contribute to your other weight loss efforts.
Whether you’re just embarking on your weight loss plan or have been steadily making strides for some time, it is important to make sure you’re drinking enough water for your body to function correctly. RWI Base Water of Camp Pendleton wants to help! With an R.O. Drinking Water System in your home, you can fill & refill water bottles every day and keep them in the fridge. This way, you will always have a plentiful & refreshing supply of cold, clean drinking water.
Don’t forget that RWI Base Water of Camp Pendleton also does soft water. We can set your family up with our Exchange Tank Program so all of you can enjoy cleaner dishes, cleaner clothes, and softer skin. Contact us today so we can schedule your appointment and have your family feeling great in no time!