Water,Water, Water!!!


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The good news:

Water makes your metabolism burn calories 3% faster.

One glass of water before going to bed will stop hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters.

Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly reduce back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

A drop of 2% in body water can trigger fuzzy short term memory and reduce your ability to focus and can trigger daytime fatigue.

Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, the risk of breast cancer by 79% and a person is less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day as you see has so many advantages we should all make more of an effort to do so.

By the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated.

60-70% of your body is composed of water and water has an extensive range of functions essential to life and your well-being.

Water assists with digestion, absorption and assimilation of food. If you don't drink enough water you can't get the full benefit of nutrients in the food you eat.

Assists excretion of waste from bowel and kidneys. If you don't drink enough water you get constipated and put your kidneys under stress.

Regulates body temperature. If you don't drink enough water you compromise the evaporation process your skin uses to keep you cool.

Your blood is 92% water. This is your body's transport system that distributes nutrients around your body.

In some people their brain does not differentiate between hunger and thirst and therefore they eat, when in fact they were simply just thirsty.

Try drinking a full glass of water first and see if in fact it you are just thirsty and wait for ten to fifteen minutes to see if you still feel hungry.

If you drink your water too fast it will simply pass through you and be of little benefit to your body. Your aim is to drink water consistently through the day.

The hardest thing most of us find when starting a diet plan is to increase our intake of water, yet it has been shown that those who do drink an appropriate amount of water have better weight loss results.

Some of the most obvious signs of drinking water is better skin, improved muscles, increased energy and constipation and headaches are reduced along with hunger pangs.

When you don't drink enough water your body will go into protect mode and store water, it is a built in survival mechanism to store up the essential nutrients in short supply, just in case they are not available in the future.
So remember if your are not drinking enough water you are conditioning your body to store up water. This then shows up on you in unnecessary inches and weight in the form of water retention...

Ways to check is you are getting enough water...stick out your tongue and if it is furry and bad breath can be a sign that you have not enough water passing through your mouth to keep it fresh by washing away food particles and bacteria that can build up and give you that furry tongue feeling.

You may not pee very much and the colour will be dark, without a fresh supply of water passing through your kidneys to filter waste products out of your blood.

Constipation can happen due to lack of water as the body will divert water where it is most need by other parts of your body, leaving you with harder stools to expel:( :eek:

Headache, concentration, fatigue and lack of energy can be all due to lack of water as toxins build up in the system as the body struggles to get rid of them.

I find the skin test a quick way to see if I am needing to drink more water and that is to pinch the skin on the back of my hand and it should snap back instantly if I have been drinking enough water...my skin should feel elastic.

Water one of the best beauty aids...
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I never used to drink water, since tonsilitis last yr Ive drank nothing but water since. My skin is sooooo soft
re the furry tounge thing, ive been drinking on average 4 litres per day but my tounge is constantly furry when on cambridge....whats that all about?? advice gratefully received!
Its the ketosis that causes that Lizzie, and believe me its worse if you don't drink yer water!

What part of Scotland are you from? theres not many of us scots on here.... I'm 25 miles South of Aberdeen myself.

Yes it is very important to water yourself. It helps flush the fat away...
Thanks so much for the tips, I know that I should drink the water but usually only drink the black coffee during the day then glug down about 3pnits of water in the evening but after reading your post it totally makes sense.Thank You so much xxx
Yep it really is 100% true. The only time I ever really lost weight was when I got moved next to the water dispenser in work during a summer heatwave lol. My skin went lovely and I lost stones (really do think the water consumption played a huge part).
Now that i'm home with the children though i'm finding it hard to actually remember to go out the kitchen and drink water. Only reason I remembered before was because it was right in front of me lol.
I'll have to carry a bottle around with me I think see if that helps jog my memory!
Water is excellent. I drink about 7/8 glasses a day and I'm still trying to up that. It is amazing how hard it is to get that much water, I always forget but I take a litre bottle to work it me. Then drink two pints at night. But I wee all the time!
Great article
that is really good advice thank you i always try to drink my water fast and end up with it going straight threw me, i will now drink much slower.
I've started drinking water all the time and am feeling some sort of difference, however i need the toilet (it seems) constantly!!! lol