Read this, it is interesting Water and weight loss
How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything
going to bed because they'll have to get up during the
Attack and Water - I never knew all of this !
Something else I didn't know
... I asked my Doctor why do people need to
urinate so much at
night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor -
Gravity holds water
in the lower part of your body when you are upright
swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc)
level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove
the water because
it is easier. This then ties in with the last
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the
toxins out of your
body, but this was news to
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A
Drinking water at a certain
time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
Two to Three glasses of water
after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of
water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of
water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart
attack or help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are
seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie
Water May Be Secret Weapon in Weight Loss
Study Shows Drinking Water Helps People Lose Weight and Keep the Pounds Off
Drinking water before each meal has been shown to help promote weight loss, according to a new study. Nutritionists at Virginia Tech and senior author of a new study, says that drinking
just two 8-ounce glasses of water before meals helps people melt pounds
Why Drinking Water Is Important for Weight Loss
Diet and Weight Loss Tutorial
There are many reasons why it is important to drink water, especially if you are dieting:
- Initial weight loss is largely due to loss of water, and you
need to drink an adequate amount of water in order to avoid dehydration.
- The process of burning calories requires an adequate supply of
water in order to function efficiently; dehydration slows down the
- Burning calories creates toxins (think of the exhaust coming out
of your car), and water plays a vital role in flushing them out of your
- Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume; a reduction in
blood volume causes a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles;
and a reduction in the supply of oxygen to your muscles can make you
- Water helps maintain muscle tone by assisting muscles in their
ability to contract, and it lubricates your joints. Proper hydration can
help reduce muscle and joint soreness when exercising.
- A healthy (weight loss) diet includes a good amount of fiber.
But while fiber is normally helpful to your digestive system, without
adequate fluids it can cause constipation instead of helping to
- Drinking Water with a meal may make you feel full sooner and therefore satisfied
eating less. Note, however, that drinking water alone may not have this
effect. In order to feel satiated (not hungry), our bodies need bulk,
calories and nutrients.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
You have probably heard that you should drink eight 8-ounce
glasses of water a day. How much water you actually need depends on your
weight, level of activity, the temperature and humidity of your
environment, and your diet. Your diet makes a difference because if you
eat plenty of water-dense foods like fruits and vegetables your need to
drink water will be diminished.
You can do some research and use a calculator and measuring cup
if you like, but nature's pretty good at letting you know the right
amount to drink. When you drink enough water, your urine will usually be pale yellow, though vitamin supplements and antibiotics
can discolor it. On the other hand, you shouldn't need to run to the
bathroom too frequently. When in doubt, drink a little more.
Do not worry that drinking water will give your body a bloated look. There are a number of causes of water retention, including consuming too much salt. But drinking water is not one of them.
It is possible to harm yourself by drinking too much water, but
it takes quite an effort. Either through obsessive-compulsive behavior
or extended athletic activity, drinking large amounts of water can
dilute the electrolytes (sodium and potassium) in your blood to the
point that it interferes with brain, heart and muscle function. Athletes
compound the problem with the loss of sodium (salt) through sweating,
but can drink electrolyte replacement drinks like Gatorade Endurance
Formula to help keep things in balance.
Tips on Drinking Water
- Drinking other liquids also provides your body with a source of
water, but note that diuretics cause your body to expel water. Diuretics
include caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea and soda) and alcohol. When
drinking diuretics, drink more water to compensate.When drinking alcohol, drinking water along with it as well as
before and afterward may eliminate a hangover headache and feeling of
tiredness. The water is optional; driving is not.
- When you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Try to avoid
this situation by drinking in advance. Be especially careful when
participating in activities where you won't be able to stop to get
- You've heard countless advertisements telling you what product
to start your day with. We recommend a couple of glasses of water to
rehydrate your body. No charge.