Water drinking and body weight control

List a range of activities you know, which are used to decrease body weight, before reading the post and try listing them and then check with the list provided below-

  1. Dietary changes
  2. Regular exercise
  3. Slimming tea
  4. Slimming pills
  5. Fat losing surgeries
  6. Sleeping hours modification

Share if you have more in your list. However, none  would have listed water drinking as a method of weight loss. Actually studies have shown that water drinking can help control our body weight and avoid obesity and its complications. Possible ways may be like- water decrease hunger urge and we eat less. Another school of explanation is water itself extracts some amount of calories from our body and help reducing our calorie burden.

While counting our daily water intake many of us tend to increase the count by adding various sweetened beverages like soft drinks. It’s noteworthy that such sweetened drinks instead will increase our body weight and make us more prone to diabetes like illnesses, since they contain a high amount of energy. So cutting down their consumption may be a wise and economically cheap investment for our health. On the other hand less water drinkers are prone to other health problems like kidney stones.

Said the above although one shouldn’t take water drinking habits to an overhydration situation by consuming excessive water voluntarily in one go to reduce weight. It’s good to consume the required amount of water only. Water consumption requirement varies between two individuals based on their age, sex, physical exertion, perspiration etc. For best advices you may consult your healthcare provider to know appropriate water requirement for your body since there are health conditions which may limit an individual’s water consumption.

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For all your health concerns please be guided by your healthcare provider.   Please cross check information from other sources too.

Reference:

  1. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2013/06/26/ajcn.112.055061,
  2. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00283
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