According to a study by American scientists, liquid calories are more important than solid calories. That mean, what we drink sometimes fills us much more than what we eat. That is why all nutritionists recommend drinking plain, clean and still water. But how much?
The World Health Organization estimates that the amount of water a person needs is 30 ml per kilogram of body weight. In other words, 70 kg person needs 2 liters 100 ml of water per day. And how can this help us lose weight? There is scientific evidence to explain when is the best time to drink water to help you lose weight faster. The University of Virginia conducted a study by forcing a group of subjects to drink a glass of water half an hour before meals, while the other group did not - they drank normally, as they usually do. Both groups drank exactly as much water as was expected.
According to the results of the experiment, the group that drank water before meals lost in average three kilograms more than the second. What is generally understandable is that water tends to fill the stomach, so it needs less food. But this is not the only reason why we lose weight thanks to water. The fact that we drink water correctly will help speed up all metabolic processes, including fat burning.
First, do a little experiment - when you are hungry, drink a glass of water. Sometimes the body signals that it lacks water, not food. Nutritionists say that the most important glass of water is in the morning. On an empty stomach, at least 15 minutes before meals, slowly drink 1-2 glasses of water. If the acidity of the stomach is normal, you can squeeze half a lemon.
You need to start drinking water gradually, from 1-1.5 liters per day (but only water), bringing it to the recommended rate. The rest of the drinks - tea, coffee, cola, herbal teas have a diuretic effect. In other words, they only increase the lack of water in the body. Milk, juices, lemonades, smoothies are liquid products and do not have the properties of water.