If you’re thirsty, you’re dehydrated.
According to some studies, if you drink sixteen ounces of water prior to all your major meals in the day, and also reduce your food intake, not only will you lose weight – you’ll keep the weight off for a year.
Experts believe that in a year, people who added their water consumption by a liter-and-a-half daily burns an extra 17400 kcal. That’s equal to losing five pounds.
When you drink cold water, you boost your metabolic rate and burn calories. It takes effect ten minutes after drinking, and peaks at thirty to forty minutes after drinking.
Adverse effects from dehydration include, skin, bladder, kidney and digestive problems, exhaustion, and headaches. For us, water is as important as air. Hydrating ourselves is serious business.
Dehydration happens before you feel the thirst. Taking sips of water throughout your day is probably the best way to fight dehydration. Have a glass or bottle of water nearby. If you’re not a morning person, two glasses after waking up should normalize your blood pressure and it’s better for your health than drinking coffee with an empty stomach.
A lot of people think that juice, or soda, or tea can be as useful in fighting dehydration as water. This is wrong. The excess salts and sugars you put in your body is cleaned out of your by massive amounts of water. If you really cannot be separated from your cup of coffee, just be sure to drink a glass of water for each cup of coffee you consume.
When you drink water on a regular basis, you boost your metabolic rate and you feel a lot “fuller”. This makes you eat less. There is no safer or healthier way to lose weight than drinking water.
Here are the reasons why dehydration is make you fat and sick:
Water is one of the most important energy sources in our bodies. Being dehydrated can slow down the work of the enzymes, which leads to exhaustion.
- Allergies and Asthma
The body restricts airways to conserve water, especially when dehydrated. It was also observed that the body produces a lot more histamine is it becomes less and less hydrated.
- High Levels of Cholesterol
The body produces more cholesterol as a means of water-loss prevention. This happens a lot during dehydration.
- Bladder/Kidney Problems
During dehydration, toxins and acid waste accumulates. This leads to a place where bacteria flourish. The kidneys and bladder will be more vulnerable to inflammation, pain and infection.
During dehydration, the colon provides water more than most parts, so other organs can function. Waste moves slower through the intestines without water. Sometimes, waste doesn’t move at all.
- Pain in the Joints
Cartilage paddings on the joints are made mostly of water. During dehydration, cartilage is weaker and reparations are slower.
- Gaining Weight
Dehydrated cells do not have enough energy, and people have the tendency to eat a lot more when they are in fact, just thirty.
- Aging Prematurely
Dehydration causes the organs to wrinkle and wither ahead of time. This is evident in our body’s largest organ, our skin.
- High Blood Pressure
Since our blood when we’re hydrated, is around ninety-two percent water, during dehydration, blood becomes thick and resistance to blood flow leads to higher blood pressure.
- Skin Problems
Dehydration causes problems with the skin because the expulsion of toxins is impaired. Skin issues such as psoriasis and dermatitis and discoloration can happen.
- Digestive Problems
Low levels of water and alkaline minerals like magnesium and calcium can cause problems in the digestive system, such as gastritis, acid reflux and ulcer.