Water helps maintain the balance of fluids in your system. The functions of water include digestion, absorption, and circulation of nutrients and other chemicals. Water is also helpful in maintaining your body temperature and the creation of saliva. It can also boost your energy by delivering important nutrients for the body to stay active. It also aids in weight loss.
An adequate amount of water during the HCG diet
During the HCG diet, you are allowed to drink 2liters of water per day. Water can help reduce your appetite during the VLCD. It diverts your attention from unhealthy food choices. Drinking water can prevent you from eating foods that are high in carbs and sugar. It can also help the HCG in increasing your metabolic rate. Drinking water right before eating does help weight loss.
How does drinking water help with weight loss?
Drinking water before eating can produce weight loss. It performs mechanisms such as reduction of hunger and increasing fullness. Through this, you will less likely to eat foods because you are full. Water can also prevent you from snacking in between meals. It keeps your digestion working and metabolism at a high rate. Drinking water helps you burn extra calories up to 100.
Tips in drinking water during the HCG diet
- Drink water even if you are not thirsty
You can drink at least 1 glass of water anytime even if you are not thirsty. Drinking water can curb the possibility of getting hunger pains or cravings. You can also drink water 30 minutes before eating your meals.
- Do not drink the 2-liters all at once
It is important not to clog the 2 liters of water all at once. It can cause difficulties in your kidneys to filter the water. Healthy kidneys can process about a quarter gallon of water per hour at rest. Drinking water all at once can dilute the electrolytes in your system. It will lead to a lack of salt in your body.
- Check how much you pee and the color of your urine
You have to check on how much you pee each day. This is to help you maintain proper hydration. Make sure that your urine is clear. The dark color of urine means dehydration.
- Drink water when you are hungry
The first thing you do when you are hungry is to drink water. This is because thirst is sometimes misunderstood as hunger. Drink water and wait for a couple of minutes to determine whether it is physical or emotional hunger.
- Avoid flavored water
Flavored water can cause damage to your health. It can also destroy your weight loss process. Flavored water has added sugar and other ingredients. It can interfere with the work of HCG in burning your body fats.
The health benefits of drinking an adequate amount of water
- Water lubricates your joints
- Delivers oxygen throughout your body
- Water produces saliva and mucus
- It boosts skin health during the rapid fat burning
- Your digestive system also depends on water
- Water maintains blood pressure levels
- Prevents kidney damage and make nutrients accessible