Top 5 Weight Loss Hydration Tips for Bergen Community Residents
When it comes to losing weight, hydration is an area that gets very little attention. However, many of the beverages people drink are what actually prevent them from achieving their fat loss goals. That’s why in this article I’m going to be looking at the effect of hydration on weight loss and providing you with five of the best weight loss hydration tips.
Tip 1 – Drink At Least 8 Glasses Of Water Per Day
If you become dehydrated, your metabolism slows down and this reduces the total amount of calories you burn each day. Therefore, if you want to avoid dehydration and maintain an optimal metabolic rate, you need to be drinking at least eight glasses of water on a daily basis.
Eight glasses may seem like a lot if you’re not used to drinking this amount of water but it’s very manageable. If you drink a glass of water in the morning when you wake up, a glass of water in the evening and a glass of water with each meal, you’re already over half way there. Then if you drink a few cups of coffee or tea during the day in addition to these five glasses of water, you’ll easily pass the eight glass mark.
Tip 2 – Avoid Soda
Sodas are loaded with sugar and an extra-large cup often contains more calories than a meal. Despite this, many people who are trying to lose weight knock back large amounts of soda each day and then wonder why their healthy meals and exercise routine aren’t having the desired effect.
So if you’re struggling to lose weight but drinking soda on a daily basis, swap it for water, coffee or tea. Doing this will cut hundreds or even thousands of calories from your daily intake and have a significant effect on your overall weight loss.
Tip 3 – Avoid ‘Diet’ & ‘Sugar Free’ Drinks
Another mistake a lot of people make when trying to lose weight is swapping regular soda for ‘diet’ or ‘sugar free’ alternatives. While these drinks do contain little or no calories, they’re still not a good choice if you want to drop the pounds because they’re loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals which slow down your body’s fat burning processes. Therefore, to make sure you’re burning the maximum amount of fat possible, ditch the ‘diet and ‘sugar free’ drinks and drink water, coffee or tea instead.
Tip 4 – Limit Your Consumption Of Fruit Juice
Fruit juice contains natural sugars and so is a healthier choice than the two types of drinks listed above. However, it’s still relatively rich in calories with most fruit juices containing over 100 calories per cup. So if you’re serious about losing weight, you need to be limiting your consumption of fruit juice to no more than a couple of glasses each week.
Tip 5 – Enjoy Caffeinated Beverages In Moderation
Hot caffeinated beverages such as coffee, black tea and green tea are a fantastic alternative to water which contain zero calories along with plenty of health boosting nutrients. However, caffeine is a diuretic and drinking too much will cause you to become dehydrated which then slows down your metabolism. Therefore, make sure you’re drinking no more than four hot caffeinated beverages each day to maintain your metabolism.
By following the tips above, you’ll not only reduce your intake of liquid calories but you’ll also put your body in an optimal fat burning state. When combined with a solid diet and exercise routine, this will allow you to blast through body fat and you to achieve your weight loss goals with ease.