Role of Water in Weight Management

Water Weight Management

You must have tried various diets like low carbohydrates, no fat or high protein types of diet with a hope to lose weight.  You new found diet may be with a new addition of a specific nutrient or a deletion of a nutrient. But all diets will definitely recommend one important  nutrients, i.e.’ water’ and with a very specific instruction ‘drink lots of water’ Why is it so important? What is its role in weight management?
Now there are scientific evidences to back that water supports weight loss.  Water is an important component for many metabolic processes in the body. It is required by each and every cell of the body and for all most every physiological process that take place inside the body including fat metabolism. According to a study, it was seen that drinking more than 8 glasses of water per day increased the metabolism by 30% in the subjects.  It is estimated that increasing water intake by 1.5 liters per day for a year, a person can lose up to 3 kilograms.
Though the findings are still in the preliminary stages, researchers say that more studies are needed to find out important implications for weight loss program. Increase in metabolism cannot be attributed to increased water intake alone as there are various other variants that play a role in weight loss.
Regular water intake at frequent intervals reduces hunger pangs in between your meals and you reach out less to those calorie filled beverages and snacks. Many studies have claimed that most of us confuse thirst with hunger. And we end up gulping those extra calories which was could have been sufficed with a glass of water.
Irrespective of whether water plays a role in weight loss or not, it is important to drink sufficient water throughout the day to keep body dehydrated and maintain the normal function of body systems.  For those whose water intake is less than a liter per day should sincerely work on improving the water intake.  You use a water tracker app or track it manually to monitor your water intake levels.
References:
http://www.webmd.com/diet/20040105/drinking-water-may-speed-weight-loss
http://www.everydayhealth.com/weight/the-importance-of-water-in-your-diet-plan.aspx