Do you want to lose belly fat? You probably know that you need to exercise more and eat healthy. But have you ever considered that what you drink might be an important factor in your ability to lose belly fat? After reading this short article you will know why drinking water helps greatly in losing belly fat, how much water to drink and how water improves your health while you lose belly fat.
It might be a surprise for you, but we humans consist mostly of water- approximately 60% for men and 55% for women. Where does this difference come from? Well, women tend to have more body fat- and fat tissue contains only 14% water, while lean muscle contains 75% water. This means: There is actually a correlation between the amount of water in our bodies and how overweight we are- the slimmer, the more water.
Our bodies need water to function properly. Water flushes out toxins- and not only in the bathroom. Even when you do not feel like sweating, you’re body is constantly pumping water out of your skin and lungs. This needs to be replenished fast- you can go on for weeks without eating, but only a couple of days without drinking.
You need to drink at least half your bodyweight in ounces per day. So, for example if you weigh 170 pounds, you need to drink 65 ounces or approximately 2 liters.
In our modern society most people drink the wrong liquids- these often contain additional sugar or corn syrup making it hard to lose belly fat. Sodas are a no-no if you want to lose belly fat- even the so-called “diet” sodas. You need to stay away from coffee too- the caffeine pushes water out of your blood. What many do not know: Alcohol needs water to be processed in your body. So drinking beer or wine does not help you when it comes to getting enough to drink.
An easy and very healthy way to get more water is to eat watery foods. In fact, most natural, unprocessed foods are high in water. Think of salads or vegetables- that’s another reason why salads and veggies are good for you.
If your stomach is filled with water, you won’t feel as hungry. A common trick to eat less is to have a low-calorie, clear soup before meals. It will fill up your stomach, so you automatically eat less. A big glass of water would do as well.
If you are drinking enough water, you won’t feel compelled to drink sodas- avoiding all the chemicals and sugars or artificial sweeteners they contain.
Generally, our bodies are built to drink a lot of water. Only in very recent times we’ve started to give up water and switched to sodas and other unhealthy beverages. Go back to the natural way and start drinking water- you will lose belly fat much easier.