Losing weight can be a difficult struggle at times, but it doesn’t have to be.
Over the past five years, I’ve lost 100 lbs (45 kg) and gotten into the best mental and physical shape of my life. One of my favorite and most effective weight loss tools is also my simplest.
Drinking water can be an extremely powerful tool for weight loss. 💧
While it may seem too simple, drinking more water can help you reduce your overall calorie intake and increase feelings of fullness, leading to weight loss.
One strategy for using water to aid in weight loss is to drink a glass of water about 20 minutes before each meal. This helps you determine if you are truly hungry or if you are actually just thirsty. By drinking water before eating, you may also find that you eat less and avoid overeating.
Another great way to get extra water is to start your day with two glasses of water before you have your morning coffee.
This will help rehydrate your body after a long night of sleep and jumpstart your metabolism for the day. Drinking water first thing in the morning can also help flush out toxins and improve your digestion. When I first wake up in the morning, I want my coffee badly, so getting through those two glasses quickly is easy to do, knowing that my coffee will be my reward.
In addition to these strategies, it’s important to ensure you drink enough water throughout the day.
Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily. You can also mix things up by adding fruit or herbs to your water for added flavor and nutrition.
Overall, drinking water can be an easy and effective way to support your weight loss journey. By incorporating water into your daily routine and using it as a tool to manage hunger and fullness, you can set yourself up for success.
Curious to give it a try? Go grab a glass of water and get started!