Water and Weight Loss

Here is what you need to know about water and weight loss. Whether you are drinking it, walking in it, swimming in it, or bathing in it, water is good for you. Three of these four can help you lose weight and the other one will help you keep your friends.

If you want to lose weight by drinking water, there is a cold water diet that you can follow that prescribes to the notion that if you drink cold water your body has to work harder to heat it up and to keep your body warm, too. Makes sense, I guess and if nothing else has worked for you up to this point, why not give this a try, too. Couldn’t hurt and what do you have to lose besides the weight?

We all know that drinking water is important and can also be one of the most mundane things we have ever done. It is just water, there is nothing special about it. Well then, make it special and start putting a slice of lemon or lime in it before you drink it. Two things, one, the lemon and lime will give your water some flavor and, two, the lemon and lime will act as a natural diuretic to help get rid of excess fluid in your system. Water and weight loss go hand in hand.

Just remember to expect a few more trips to the bathroom during your day. This can also be of some benefit if you have to climb the stairs everytime you go to the bathroom. Make it a mini workout each time, either take each step one at a time or take each step two at a time and do it more than once either before you go or after you are done. You could make it a game and do it before you go to see how many times you can run the stairs before you pee your pants but I wouldn’t recommend it because then you would have to call in the carpet cleaners.

Walking in the water (I said in, not on) can help with sore joints and keep you from injuring yourself while you are first starting out losing the weight. I am currently doing this myself due to a herniated disk in my back. It does help a lot and pretty soon I am going to start building up my strength by swimming some laps. For right now, though, baby steps because I have not worked out for a long time and have put on a significant amount of weight over the past twenty years.

Like I said, swimming is a good thing and I am working up to it. Swimming is hard work though, and you will also need to work up to swimming laps. Right at first you will not be able to do more than a couple without having to stop and catch your breath. If you keep at it you should be able to add one or more every few days to a week until you can swim how many laps you want to without stopping. You swim laps in the water and weight loss will happen in very short order.

This blog provides general information and discussions about health, exercise and related subjects. The information and other content, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be taken as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional expertise. Before commencing an exercise program or a diet, you should consult with a professional such as a medical doctor or licensed fitness coach. The opinions and views expressed on this blog and website may have no relation to those of any university or academic establishment, hospital, health practice or other institution. For more information visit the legal page.