It’s impossible to overstate how important water is, not only for fat loss, but also for healthy joints, immune function, hormone regulation, cell rejuvenation, and overall health and vitality.
What you think is hunger could really just be thirst!
Research has shown that confusing thirst for hunger is a contributing factor to obesity. If you think you’re hungry, grab some water! And if you let your body get to the point of feeling thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Your body cannot absorb water as quickly as you ingest it. So, if you wait to drink until your mouth is dry when you’re 5 minutes into your workout, your body is still going to stay dehydrated for awhile.
Think dehydration is no big deal? Dehydration results in your body burning muscle while hoarding fat, it contributes to metabolic problems and increased moodiness, and it can cause your body to suffer from slow digestion, waste build-up, slow brain function, muscle cramps . . . the list goes on. Few things are as important to your overall health as drinking enough water — and it’s easy!
You should always start your day by drinking at least 2 glasses upon waking. If you suffer from slow digestion, I highly recommend drinking a full 32 ounces of warm water within ten minutes of waking up. This trick alone can alleviate certain kinds of constipation.
One great and easy thing you can do for your body every morning is to add some lemon to your water. Lemon is a natural energizer for your body, and it also assists in detoxification. Here are just a few demonstrated benefits of drinking lemon water:
- Boosts your immune system
- Balances pH levels (important for minimizing inflammation in the body)
- Purifies the blood
- Assists in weight loss
- Flushes toxins
- Decreases wrinkles and blemishes
- Reduces fever