Water is essential for your body and the need for it increases when you are burning fat as a result of a deficit calorie diet and an increase in physical activity. Water is used by the body to transfer by-products of waste from fat breakdown out of the body. A common misconception is that by drinking “too much” water, people will retained water weight or feel bloated but the opposite is true. The higher the water intake, the more water and waste materials the body will flush out making you feel less bloated and lose more water weight over time.
When you feel hungry but it isn’t “time to eat”, drink water. Many times we confuse hunger/graving with dehydration. To avoid the confusion drink water first and if you are really hungry you will know! Experts recommend “drinking water when a craving first hits. This will make sure you’re not confusing hunger for thirst and will also help you cut down on the amount of food you eat, helping you with your weight loss.”