I drink gallons of water when dieting?
Dehydration and how to avoid it
Whether you are dieting or not, it is always important to take in
sufficient fluids in order to avoid dehydration. For most people in
a medium climate, 6-8 glasses of water per day is about right.
Water when dieting
There are at least four reasons why water is important when dieting.
Initial weight loss is largely the result of loss of
This lost water needs replacing, to avoid dehydration.
The rate at which we burn calories (our metabolism) is a chemical
process requiring water
We need adequate water to ensure the smooth functioning of this
Water helps to flush toxins out our system
The more toxins in our body the less capable it is of losing weight
Water helps to prevent constipation
Healthy dieting means eating lots of fiber. However, unless we drink
enough water, a raised fiber-intake can cause constipation.
Maximize weight loss
If you are dieting, keep your system functioning properly and maximize
weight loss by drinking 8 glasses of water per day.
Please do NOT use water as an appetite suppressant or a substitute