4 Ways to Lose Weight With Water
It is always important to drink water, but even more so in the upcoming summer months. Our bodies are made of an average of 69% water by weight, and we need to constantly replenish as it evaporates from our skin or we excrete it in waste. A relaxing day on the beach is great, but it might not be fun if you forget to drink water and become dehydrated. The whole concept of 8 glasses a day is debatable, but a good indicator that you are property hydrated is the color of your urine – if it is clear or almost clear, you’re good to go. Not only do we need water physiologically, but also water can aid in weight loss. Below are four ways to incorporate water into your weight loss plan.
Hidden Sources: Fruits and veggies are packed full of water, and you don’t have to drink them from a glass. Summer favorites like watermelon and cucumber are great sources of water. About 20% of our daily water consumption comes from food, so it’s great to find healthy foods packed with water, like strawberries, celery, or cantaloupe.
Sip & Slim: Instead of drinking sugary beverages like soda or juice, drink water and tea. It helps keep you hydrated, flushes out toxins, helps you feel full, and helps the body burn more calories at rest. Try LumiTea Skinny blend to help with your weight loss journey.
Drink Before You Eat: Our brains can sometimes mix up the signals between hunger and thirst, so try to drink water or tea if you feel hungry because you might just be thirsty. It is also good to drink a full glass of water about 30 minutes before a meal, to hydrate yourself and encourage your body to eat less.
Drink & Drink: Match your alcohol consumption with your water intake. After drinking a beer or a glass of wine, drink a cup of tea or water. This will keep your body from becoming dehydrated and will help with any hangovers the next day. Plus, a cup of LumiTea Boost the next morning will make any leftover hangover symptoms disappear.