What is the best way to eliminate or minimize hunger pangs and drink off the pounds?  That is, how do you accomplish that without overeating and regretting it?   If you consistently read my blog, you’ve heard it before!  Staying hydrated with pure water is the absolute best weight loss secret based not only on my experience with patients but also based on sound research.

A fascinating study was done at the University of Washington on people who were in the habit of late night snacking.  Snacking in the wee hours is often the quickest way to add unwanted weight to our bodies and causes many people to feel guilty and regret what they have eaten rather than enjoying it.   Interestingly, 98% of the people who participated in the study eliminated midnight hunger pangs simply by drinking one 8-ounce glass of water.

Staying hydrated is the simplest and most inexpensive way to manage weight.  Other health benefits include:

  • Hydration can also boost metabolism, sometimes by 30 % as a study led by Michael Boschmann found.  
  • Drinking water on a regular basis will also help to keep your muscles toned by decreasing muscle cramping.
  • Water boosts energy by helping the blood transport oxygen and other essential nutrients to your cells.
  • Adequate hydration lowers stress on your body.  85% of your brain is water.  If you’re even a little dehydrated, both your body and your mind will be stressed.
  • Water hydrates skin cells, plumps them up, helps flush out impurities, and improves circulation and blood flow.  We all want prettier skin!
  • Staying hydrated, along with fiber ingestion, helps keep your bowel moving, dissolving waste particles and keeping your digestive tract moving.  Constipation is dangerous.  The bowel should move daily.
  • Water reduces kidney stones by diluting the salts and minerals in your urine that form the solid crystals.  The rate of painful kidney stones is rising because people, including children, aren’t drinking enough water.  

Remember, if you are feeling thirsty, you’re already getting dehydrated.  Studies suggest that 75% of Americans suffer from dehydration.  START SOMEWHERE today to stay in the hydrated 25% with this weight loss secret.  You can do it.  

Drink off the pounds!

Weight Loss Secrets Drink Off the Pounds