It is common knowledge that drinking lots of water is healthy for the body. When water flows freely within your body, it flushes out the toxins from your body and helps you maintain healthy kidneys. When your body doesn’t receive much water intake, it sends signals like the feeling of thirst. It is sometimes easy to misinterpret this feeling with that of hunger, which eventually results in unnecessary calorie intake. Here are some ways water can influence the speed at which you lose weight.
According to several studies, drinking more water may even increase the rate at which you burn calories. This can help you lose weight faster and more efficiently. The studies revealed that if a person
increases their water consumption by around 1.5 liters, they can experience weight-loss of up to 5 lbs. in a year. Some experts say that people who drink water before eating consume fewer calories than the amount contained in the food. They are also more likely to lose weight faster than those who don’t drink water before meals.
Drinking water before meals can also help in weight-loss by
diminishing your appetite. When a person drinks 2-3 glasses of water before eating, their stomach becomes bloated with less space for food. This can help reduce food intake without harming the body and eventually help reduce weight as well. Your body tends to retain water from food when there is a lower rate of water intake. Drinking water regularly is also important to prevent the body from retaining this excess water and increasing your weight.
Drinking water is especially important for people who regularly practice yoga because some yoga poses and stretches can squeeze and soak your kidneys, releasing harmful toxins in your body. It is important to always keep yourself hydrated before and after your yoga sessions, so that you can prevent weight-gain.
However, drinking water just a few minutes before any physical activity cannot keep your body hydrated. Here are just a few tips on drinking water effectively for yoga. You need to start drinking plenty of water well before your yoga session starts. Your body needs some time to absorb the water, so that it can stay properly hydrated. Drink around 2-3 glasses of water at least 10 minutes before your start your session and remember not to overdo it.
If you are fully focused during your yoga sessions, you might not even have the chance to drink water. Have 1-2 glasses of water after your session to make up for the water loss during your physical activity.