Water is one of the most important things you can add to your diet. Whether you are dieting or working out, water plays a critical role in your health. What most people do not know is drinking a gallon of water a day is an easy way to help kick start your metabolism. Your metabolism is what determines how fast you burn stored energy. Higher you metabolism, the faster you burn those unwanted pounds.
Why is water important?
The number one reason is hydration; staying hydrated helps keep your body from shutting down. Dehydration is one of the worse problems you can face while dieting and working out. If you do not take in enough water, your body will begin to shut down. The second reason water is important is because it causes your kidney’s to process all that fluid you have been drinking. This is important because the more your body is working, the more calories you are burning throughout the day.
When you are working out; you have to drink water throughout the workout. Make sure you drink water before, during, and after every workout. If you are like me, you will sweat a lot during your workouts.
Will just drinking water cause me to loss that much weight?
Yes, it can, that is as simple as I can make it. The biggest reason is that you are not drinking high sugar liquids like Coke or Pepsi. Drinking water will also fill your stomach up, making you less hungry throughout the day. Finally, it will flush out your system because you will be causing your kidneys to process all that fluid every day.
Is it that easy?
Yes and no, the important thing is that you are changing what you are normally drinking. For most people, that is in the form of some sort of soda, by replacing those with waters you have just made a step in the right direction. Now I will say this, if you drink a gallon of water a day, you will have to go to the bathroom a lot. Make sure you have access to a restroom throughout the day. Do not be worried if you start waking up early with the need to go to the restroom. This is normal; your body will adjust it over time. If you continue to have issues, please consult your doctor.