Most individuals do not drink enough water. They replace their water intake with other drinks; the caffeine in tea and coffee has a dehydrating effect on the body; squashes and fruit juices may be hydrating, but excess sugar can contribute towards weight gain.
Why Stay Hydrated?
Water supports kidney function, which increases the efficiency of the fat burning ability of the liver.
Water is involved with almost every chemical reaction in the body and is essential for the body to function optimally. Good hydration also makes it much easier for the body to mobilise and utilise fat.
When dehydrated, your body will produce signals to prompt you to drink but these signals frequently get confused as hunger. If you remain hydrated, your appetite will be at a normal level.
How Much Water Should I Drink
To stay hydrated, most people should be drinking between 7-9
glasses of water per day.
An individual should drink approx 0.0333 litres (1.2 fluid oz or 0.059 pints) of water per kg of body weight per day.
For example, a 70kg individual would need to drink 0.0333 x 70 litres, equalling 2.3 litres.