Can drinking water correctly really help you burn MORE belly fat?
According to the five studies below there’s no doubt it helps…
Drinking ice water before meals can increase satiety and boost your metabolic rate.
In two studies, drinking half a liter (17 ounces) of water was shown to increase metabolism by 24-30% for up to 1.5 hours [1,2]
But timing your water intake is the most important part. Drinking water about 30 minutes before meals is the most effective. It decreases appetite so you automatically consume less calories [3,4].
In one study, dieters who drank half a liter of water before meals lost 44% more weight, over a period of 12 weeks . Ice water works best because your body will burn extra calories to heat the water to your body temperature.
The only drawback to drinking tap water for faster fat loss is that over 205 million Americans are now drinking contaminated water… and chances are you are one of them.
And if you think drinking bottled water is no big deal, you may be sadly mistaken.
The BPAs found in plastics (bottled water) are chemicals that can make your body hold on to MORE belly fat.
The solution? Make sure you’re using a high quality water filter and keep in mind, most of the over-the-counter filters do not filter out fluoride and heavy metals.
How much water per day?
A general rule of thumb is 50% of your total weight.
So if you weigh 150 pounds… then you should be drinking AT LEAST 75 ounces per day.
Lastly, if you’re feeling bloated drink MORE water. The more water you give your body, the less it will hold onto… so staying adequately hydrated will help you look AND feel leaner.
But always remember that water is only a small part of the equation… if you want to lose belly fat—faster you must create synergy.
It’s the combination of Diet + Strategic High Intensity exercise that gets you to your goals. Staying hydrated is the mechanism by which it all works.
Fortunately, it only requires 12 minutes per day if you have access to the right information.
Stay hydrated and keep going strong.
Your friend and coach,