Water and Weight Loss
June 23, 2014
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Some people trying to control their weight drink bottles of diet sodas
each day. Often these beverages contain caffeine, which is a diuretic
causing the body to excrete water. In fact the net result may be
dehydration. So if you are a heavy diet-soda drinker, and you
recognise these symptoms of dehyration, you may be able to improve
your health by simply drinking 6 to 8 glasses of pure, fresh water a day!
The most common symptom is headaches. A major function of water is to
flush toxins from the body. Your brain is 75% water, so even being
slightly dehydrated can cause headaches.
2. Poor concentration/fatigue.
If you body can’t get rid of the toxins it will struggle and you will
feel less energetic as your body diverts energy to deal with the toxins.
Your body will divert water to more essential functions and as a
result your stools will be harder and more difficult to expel.
4. Reduced urine output or dark urine.
Did you know that up to 200 litres of water is passed through your
kidneys daily? Without a fresh supply of water for the kidneys to
filter waste products out of the blood, your urine will become darker.
5. Furry tongue or bad breath.
If you don’t have enough water passing through the mouth to wash away
food particles, bacteria can proliferate and result in that furry
feeling or bad breath.
Your skin should feel elastic. When you pinch the skin on the back of
your hand it should snap back instantly.
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