Aside from keeping you hydrated, drinking water can actually help you lose weight. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body speed up its metabolism, helping it to burn fat.
It also helps the body to digest food and eliminate toxins released during weight loss, can prevent constipation, daytime tiredness and headaches. Drinking water will also help you feel more alert and energetic.
Research has shown that drinking less water will cause fat deposits to increase, whilst drinking more water can actually reduce the amount of fat. This is because the kidneys need water to work properly, and if they’re not getting that water then the liver jumps in to help. One of the liver’s main jobs is to metabolise stored fat into energy, but if it’s having to help the kidneys then it can’t do this job and so the fat stores remain in the body.