How Much Water You Need To Lose Weight: What makes Coleridge, “Water, Water, Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink,” an expression of grief and frustration? Answer – the fact that we simply can not live without water. Having water around you and not being able to drink anything is like having a meal on the night of a big feast.
Many, if not most, of our essential metabolic functions – transport of nutrients and minerals, regulation of oxygen levels and body temperature, maintenance, and protection of internal organs, lubrication of joints, help with digestion, and many other functions – are powered by water, which is 70% our body. In fact, you can live longer without food than without water.
According to a study published by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, daily intake of about 17 ounces of water results in a 30% overall metabolism improvement for both women and men. After drinking water, our bodies achieve optimal metabolism in about half an hour.
It has been shown that water equals survival. But that’s not all. Another feature of the cap of this colorless liquid is that it supports weight loss. The amount of water you drink in a day plays a big role in weight loss.
One study enrolled 84 obese adults in two groups and group I participants were asked to drink 16 ounces of water about 30 minutes before eating. The others were asked to drink a full stomach of water before eating, and it was found that the group members had lost 5 kg more than the others.
Sufficient hydration allows optimal metabolism and reduces the need for over-nutrition. In general, you have to drink six to ten glasses of water in one day when trying to lose weight. However, general formulas do not always work in cases involving human anatomy.
Below is a 4-step formula for calculating your daily water intake that promotes your weight loss.
1. Measure your body weight
The body weight and the required amount of water are directly proportional. So, first, measure your body weight and round it down to the next digit.
2. Calculate half the body weight
Divide your body weight by 30 and round off the decimal places to the nearest digit. Say, 89Kg / 30 = 2.96 = 3. That means you have to drink 3L of water.
3. Physical activity account
For half an hour of intense exercise, you should drink 0.5L of water to make up for the lost water.
4. Final calculation
Let’s say, weight = 110 kg.
So, after step 2, drink 3.5 L of water.
Water per 30 minutes of physical activity in one day = 0.5L.
Thus, the total daily water uptake = (3.5 + 0.5) L = 4L.
SOME OTHER PRACTICES
Apart from that, drink – two glasses before meals
At least one glass at bedtime and after waking up.
A glass when you get up at night.
All in all, stay well hydrated, lose weight and look fabulous!