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Drink More Water to Lose Weight

The Drinking Mistake That's Costing You Pounds

You know that drinking enough water every day boosts your immune system and helps keep you looking young, but did you know it can also help in your quest to lose weight? That's because many people confuse dehydration with hunger, causing them to eat more when all their body is craving is a tall glass of water. Drinking enough H2O is an easy way to help your belly feel satisfied without overeating.

Drinking water helps your waistline in other ways, too. A recent study showed that dehydrated people did fewer reps and felt tired faster when they were exercising, which can mean hundreds of fewer calories burned. Also, making a habit of drinking water with lemon throughout the day helps many people feel less bloated — hello, flat abs!

Want to use water to your weight-loss advantage? The next time you feel like snacking, have a glass of water first to see how hungry you feel afterward. And when you sit down at a restaurant, make sure you drink a glass of water before ordering those deep-fried appetizers. You can also keep a big pitcher of lemon, mint, cucumber, and ginger water in your fridge to help you detox and debloat all day long. In the meantime, print or pin this poster to help you remember to drink more water, and check out our other reasons why you're not losing weight.

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conniebea conniebea 2 years

A good way to remember to drink more water is to break it up and do it at times that you can remember. Drink 1 cup of water as soon as you wake up. Drink another right before you brush your teeth. Drink a cup before every meal. ...before you know it, you will have consumed the recommended amount of water.

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jray141 jray141 4 years
wow didnt know about lemon, mint, cucumber, and ginger water i just thought to drink it plane. i also click through to ready the benefits. i will definitely start to add the extras into the water. i read an article at where a Virginia Tech medical trial said that drinking water before a meal helps curb your calorie intake.
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