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Water is the most important nutrient aiding weight loss and keeping it off.

Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.
The kidneys can't function properly without enough water. When they don't work to capacity, some of their load is dumped on the liver. One of the primary functions of the liver is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it can't operate at full throttle. As a result, the liver will metabolize less fat, more fan remains stored in the body and weight loss stops.

Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention.
When the body gets less water, it percieves this as a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every drop. Water is stored im extracellular spaces, this shows up as swollen hands, feet and legs. The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body waht it needs, plenty of water.

Water helps rid the body of waste.
During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of; all that metabolized fat must be shed. Again, aduequate water helps flush out the waste.

Water can help relieve constipation.
When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from the internal sources. The colon is one primary source, resulting in constipation. But when a person drinks enough water, normal bowl function usually returns.

How much water is enough?

On average, a person should drink eight 8-ounce glasses every day. However, an overweight person needs one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight. The amount you drink should also be incresased f you exercise briskly or it the whether is hot and dry.

When the body gets the water it needs to function optimally, its fluids are perfectly balanced. When this happens, you have reached the "breakthrough point." What does that mean?

  • Endocrine-gland function improves
  • More fat is used as fuel
  • Fluid retention is alleviated, as stored water is lost
  • Natural thirst returns
  • There is a loss of hunger almost overnight

If you stop drinking enough water, your body fluids will be thrown out of balance again, and you may experience fluid retention, unexplained weight gain and loss of thirst. To remedy the situation, you'll have to go back and force another "breakthrough."

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