Losing weight can be extremely difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. In the last five years, I’ve lost 100 pounds and gotten into the best mental and physical shape of my life. One of the most effective strategies that helped me lose weight is also one of the simplest. It’s not some fancy diet or a magic pill – it’s drinking more water.
Many don’t realize that sometimes when we think we’re hungry, we’re actually just thirsty. Drinking more water, especially about 20 minutes before you eat, can help you avoid overeating and control your appetite. Plus, drinking water has many other benefits for your health, such as flushing out toxins, improving digestion, and boosting your metabolism.
So, how can you start drinking more water? Here are a few simple tips:
- I drink two large glasses of water before I allow myself to enjoy my coffee every morning. I want my coffee badly, so getting through those two glasses is easy. It also rehydrates me after my sleep and sets me up for success the rest of the day.
- Set reminders throughout the day to drink water. You can use an app or set a reminder on your phone or watch to prompt you to drink some water every hour.
- Flavor your water with natural ingredients like lemon, lime, or cucumber slices. This can make drinking water more enjoyable and satisfying, making it easier to you reach your daily water intake goal.
Remember, small changes can lead to big results. By drinking more water, you can unlock your weight loss potential and improve your overall health. Start today and see the difference for yourself!