Water is the most fundamental of requirements of the human body, and an adequate amount of this substance ensures proper functioning of all aspects of the body. When trying to lose weight, maintaining hydration is one of the best things you can do to help you in the endeavor. Although it will require an amount of dedication, hydration is an unalienable aspect of menopausal weight loss. Next, find out how water promotes weight loss during menopause .
How Water WorksThirst and hunger can sometimes be indistinguishable from each other. When you remain hydrated throughout the day, any thirst that would be masked as hunger will be eliminated, thus reducing overeating and the ensuing weight gain. When hunger strikes, drink a tall glass of water before preparing a large meal or snack, as your body may be instead craving hydration. If the perceived hunger persists after drinking water, continue with your previous plans.
Water also increases your metabolism, allowing you to more rapidly burn off calories. Although water assists proper functioning of all organs, it especially provides the liver with the hydration it requires to successfully and efficiently convert fat products into useable energy.
The faucet or refrigerator is not the only possible source of water, as many foods contain a high percentage of water, as well. Most fruits and vegetables contain large amounts of water, which can therefore be eaten as a replacement of a portion of your daily water intake. Not only will these foods help to quench thirst, but they are also important components to a balanced diet, being low in calories and high in essential nutrients.
Water Routine to Lose WeightFollowing this routine can help you to consume an appropriate amount of water each day:
1. Drink water shortly before each meal of the day, as this will disallow overeating; thus weight gain.
2. Adding ice to your glass of water is beneficial, as your body will consume more energy when digesting cool water rather than when digesting lukewarm or room temperature water.
3. If you dislike the sometimes bland taste of water, you may find it helpful to add flavoring to it. Frozen fruits and lemon slices are tasty and natural ways to improve the taste of water.
How Much Water to Drink Each DayYou may be well aware of the general guideline of eight glasses of water consumed daily. Although this is a great pace to begin with, you should strive to consume more. When trying to lose weight during menopause and after menopause, divide your total weight by two. The result equates to the amount of water you should consume each day (in ounces). A 150 pound person, for example, should drink 75 ounces of water each day, which is equal to nine and a half standard glasses.
Weight gain is an unfortunate aspect of hormonal transition, but implementing simple lifestyle alterations can greatly reduce the amount of weight you gain during menopause. Staying adequately hydrated, eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are some of the best things you can possibly do to promote weight loss during menopause.