Water and Weight Loss

Is there a correlation with water and weight loss? 

Cellulite…it is a hateful and ugly word that almost all people despise, but even more so when they see it on their bodies. Fortunately, there is a strong connection between simply hydration and the look of cellulite. There is also a strong connection between weight loss and proper water consumption too.

Here is what I mean: The body uses water to cleanse itself and to ensure that cells are capable of functioning properly. Ample water ensures that we have healthy skin and a lot of energy, that we think clearly, and that we digest food properly. The problem with hydration is that few people have really mastered the amount of water it takes to be a healthy person.

For instance, if you say to drink eight glasses of water each day, few people realize that this translates to something like 64 ounces of fresh water. That is a tremendous volume, and few people actually come close to it.

“I get a lot of water from my diet,” is often an answer by those who feel that they don’t need to drink that much water each day. Others say that they get water from fruit, juices, or vegetables. While there is some validity to what they are saying, the reality is that it takes a fairly regular stream of water going into the body to get the best results.

What many people also don’t realize is that the more water that you consume throughout the day, the more water you shed through urine and simple waste elimination. Thus, the person who drinks that 64 ounces of water each day, skips the caffeine, gets exercise, and eats a healthy diet may be far less likely to develop things like cellulite or “water weight.”

Of course, there is also the issue of water and weight loss as it relates to where the appetite is concerned. When you drink enough cold water throughout the day, it tends to put a serious curb on the appetite. It is going to cut hunger and help to eliminate any stored water in the body.

If you are looking to shed some weight easily, one of the first things to do is to assess just how much water you consume every day. If you are well below the recommendations, it is time to hydrate.