Water consumption – the best times to drink water for weight loss

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High protein diets require the consumption of water at regular intervals throughout the day. Water is an essential ingredient for any diet, but it’s useful to know when is the best time to drink water to maximise its effectiveness on the body.  These recommendations, do not just benefit those looking to lose weight, but they also help many of the medical conditions associated with being overweight, such as high blood pressure.

  • The consumption of two glasses of water after waking up, is recommended because it helps activate internal organs, which in turn increases the metabolism.
  • Drinking cold water, causes the body to increase its metabolic rate as it tries to increase the water temp to body temperature.
  • Drinking a glass of water 30 mins prior to a meal aids digestion and helps you feel fuller (often resulting in you eating less).
  • Seek to substitute high-calorie coffees and snacks with a glass of water. You may also eat less when you do have a snack, as you should already have the sensation of being full. This will help you reduce your calorie intake.
  • Drink 1 glass of water before taking a bath. This helps to reduce blood pressure – which often increases during a hot bath.
  • Drinking a glass of water before going to bed can help reduce the risk of stroke and or heart attack.

Drinking water before you go to bed also helps flush unwanted toxins from the body and studies also show that it helps to hydrate muscles and reduce leg cramps. Of course, any increase in water consumption will result in the need to visit the restroom more frequently, so you will need to plan for this.

Typical daily water intake recommendations are 3.7 litres per day for adult men and 2.7 litres per day for adult women, from all sources. This includes water in other beverages such as tea and coffee and foods such as carbohydrates. If you use Vi-Shape™ Slimming Shakes with water, it will also include this.

Warning:

Even though water does not contain any calories, drinking too much can cause electrolyte imbalance and kidney damage.  NEVER drink water to excess or replace meals with water without careful replacement of electrolytes.

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