Drinking Water for Weight Loss

Most people want to lose weight, 49% of America to be exact. This is a HUGE number! What if I told you something as simple as drinking water could help you lose more weight?! Pretty easy, right? Well it’s true! Drinking water has a LOT of benefits when trying to lose weight.

How much water you need to be drinking daily will depend on your weight and how active you are. If  you need to find out how much water you need to drink, click here. Bodybuilding.com has an awesome calculator that will figure it out for you! All you need to do is enter in your weight!

Now, let’s get to the part you really want to know about! How exactly does drinking water each day help me lose weight? Let me tell you!

1. Water is Calorie Free 

This one may be a bit obvious, but it’s a good point! It IS calorie free! Drinking water instead of soda or sweetened drinks can help you lose weight because it doesn’t have calories! Soda or sweetened drinks have what we call, “empty calories” meaning it has calories with no nutrients. Why drink empty calories when they aren’t helping you in any way?

2.  Suppresses Appetite 

Online you may see that you should drink a glass of water before each meal. Ever wonder why? It’s because water can suppress your appetite, meaning you won’t be as hungry, you’ll eat less. If you feel full, and don’t eat as much as normal this will lead to losing more weight.


3.  Increases Metabolism

Drinking your daily intake of water each day can also increase your metabolism. Metabolism is a chemical process that happens in the human body. Your metabolism can be low, high, or in the middle. When you have a low metabolism, it’s harder for your body to transfer energy, causing you to gain a few pounds. A high metabolism makes it easier for you to lose weight. If doing something as simple as drinking water each day will help you lose more weight, why not try it!?

4. Dehydration

If you don’t drink enough water each day, your body will get dehydrated. Getting dehydrated can make you weigh more. This happens to me quite often. When I don’t drink enough water each day, I actually weigh 3-4lbs more than normal! If you’re dehydrated your body can’t flush out the toxins it normally does. When it can’t flush them out, they stay. Causing you to weigh more. When you drink water your body will flush out these toxins and you won’t have this extra weight!

You can also try:

  1. Cutting Salt Intake

When you eat foods or drink things with lots of salt in them, it can cause you to get more dehydrated. Salt takes the moisture out things, including your body! Lowering your salt intake will help you stay hydrated! Like I said before, if you’re hydrated your body is able to flush out all the unnecessary toxins, making you lose weight quicker!

There is this awesome alternative to salt you can try. It’s called Nu-salt. It’s made of potassium, but it tastes just like salt! You can feel guilt free as you put this on your meals! It won’t make you dehydrated, which again can help you lose more weight. Pretty neat!

 Overall

Drinking water has lots of benefits when trying to lose weight. It’s super easy to do and it’s good for your health! It can help you stay hydrated, increase metabolism, suppresses appetite and it’s calorie free! Why not give it a shot!

Don’t believe me? Weigh yourself in the morning. Then drink the amount of water that is recommenced for your weight. Weight yourself again the morning after and see the weight difference! I do this all the time. Comment below and let me know how big of a difference it made!

Thanks for reading,

Bailie Butcher


26 Comments

  1. I wasn’t a big fan of water but I found that it really did have its benefits. Nowadays if I go without drinking at least 4 glasses during the mornings, my mouth feels dry and chappy. As we speak, I’m looking at my bottle resting comfortably on my desk. Its a major help with my skin as well. I was sick last week with the flu and went without drinking any water, pure juice and I had massive breakouts on the right side of my face. 6 Glasses and a nap over two days, cleared up.

  2. As someone trying to lose weight I know how difficult it is to drink enough water every day. I recommend the plant nanny app. It is a fun way to get reminders on your phone all day to drink water.

  3. I know I should drink more water in general. I eat low carb and the weight stays off but there are so many other things it does for your body. I know headaches are one of the first things I experience when I am not paying attention to my intake.

  4. Yeah it can be hard, it took me a long time to switch from soda to water. I started by drinking flavored water and slowly transitioned to water.

  5. I’m pretty bad at this. I think good habits have to be taught and this wasn’t one of the ones I was taught. Teaching my sons to do it though and I’m happy to say they drink water regularly. I need to really get into it myself. My problem is, I don’t drink much at all.

  6. Great post. I love point #2 – I do that every evening and I find I fill up quickly. I also don’t snack at all after dinner coz I’m usually full and content.

  7. I should stop drinking lattes & milk teas, and start loading up on water again! Thanks for the healthy reminder!

  8. This is a great post! Thanks for breaking it down. I used to hate drinking water, but now I love it and rarely drink anything else. However, Starbucks coffee and tea will always be an exception lol… i enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing

  9. I guess that’s why I have been able to maintain my weight for so many years. I drink lots of water daily. Add a drink or two of green tea each day and you have a great weight loss/maintenance combo.

  10. That’s a great idea! I’ll have to download it and try it out! I have also been taken to the hospital for dehydration (several times). Its SO important to keep our bodies hydrated!

  11. It is really amazing how many benefits water has and how your body reacts with lack of water. I have been hospitalized due to dehydration and it was no joke so now I am extra careful with drinking water! I have the app waterlogged where you can put in how many oz you want to drink a day and when you finish a glass/bottle you log how many oz it was and it fills the “bottle” on the screen and I find that it has really helped!!

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