Tag Archives: weight lose

How Does Drinking More Water Help Me Lose Weight?

Water is a universal solvent. That is a fact. But is it a magic formula to lose weight? I’d say YES and NO.

There have been several conflicting researches about whether or not drinking water can help in losing weight. Even popular professionals have different statements. A famous cardiologist believes water can help shed unwanted pounds because you consume up to 200 calories less a day after by drinking a few more cups of water a day. An internal medicine doctor however said Funny_picture_dog_drinking_water_fountainthat the mere addition of water in your diet will not help. Yet, he also added that drinking more water means drinking less sugar-laden drinks and that could help in losing weight. I can only agree because too much sugar consumption is a major culprit in weight gain. The more sugar you put in, the faster you grow – horizontally! Need I mention the illnesses associated with it?

Let me add some bits and pieces about the importance of water especially when you are dieting.

  • We often confuse thirst for hunger.  Next time you feel the need to eat, drink a glass of water and wait 15-minutes.  If you still want something to eat at 15-minutes, go for it!
  • If your body is properly hydrated, it works more efficiently.  And a more efficient body just naturally works better, which means more energy.  And an energized body burns more fat and calories.
  • Your liver is able to effectively metabolize body fats when you drink enough water while losing weight.
  • Water helps you turn glucose to glycogen when you consume ample amount of carbs.
  • You tend to feel full after downing a glass of water before a meal. You are then likely to eat less and less food leads to weight loss. Please note I said less food which is different from starving yourself.
  • Proper body fluid balance is maintained when you drink enough water.
  • Water is also essential for constructive metabolism to maintain nitrogen balance that helps influence muscle growth – a must for those in the fitness community.

I don’t encourage you to depend solely on water for complete weight loss. The smart way to do it is couple it with proper diet and exercise. Boosting your metabolism by drinking water is an establish premise but you also need to watch what you eat so that you reach your fitness goals more effectively. Begin and maintain your weight loss goal by limiting your calorie intake to 1200 to 1600 calories a day and by drinking an 8oz glass of water before each meal. Regular and proper amount of water intake is not only about keeping yourself properly hydrated but also about suppressing your appetite and dropping excess water weight you have. That would surely result to weight loss.

Does Weight Watchers Online Work?

Weight Watchers is a  weight-loss program with a solid structure backed by scientific research and has good support and foundation.  Sounds like a successful game plan right? But will it work successfully if followed online?

It is undeniably among the most successful programs ever launched where health and weight is concerned. It gained popularity because it does not forbid foods, it allows you to eat anything….within limits.  Apparently what it teaches is about moderation and not elimination or14ea9670d1195bdc194e5ae28eeaa688 avoidance. At the same time it gives emphasis on eating more of vegetables and other healthy food options.

WW Online

The online plan was likely to have been developed because not everyone can attend “meetings”, a common issue among busy mothers, or those who just want to follow a solid diet from the comfort and privacy of their home. Videos, meal plans, recipes and online tools may be accessed to help those who are on the program. With so many people depending on the World Wide Web, I can imagine it to be a thriving community. Will it be as effective as being physically present during a “meeting” could be a give or a take.

Consider the benefits of this online weight-loss program:

  • You can eat what you want. Remember that this program does not stop you from eating to begin with.
  • It is very ideal for busy people.
  • Its propriety points rewards system encourages members to burn as many calories as they can. That surely leads to weight loss.

Going back to whether or not it will work, here is my take on it.  Any diet plan for that matter will work provided one sticks to it. It can be challenging, online or not, with so many distractions around us – kids, work, household chores, etc. What I strongly suggest to make any fitness and weight loss program work is to make sure you follow one that is perfectly suited to your lifestyle so you can maintain it for a longer time and see results. Results are perfect motivation.

If you need to lose weight, a good diet plan will surely help. But what will make it work effectively is your determination. Combine that with regular physical activities and subsequent weight loss can happen not to mention a better physique.