Posts for tag: Water

By Memorial Weight Loss Clinic
April 22, 2015
Category: Health
Tags: Water  

Drinking Enough Water Water is vital to helping our bodies to function. But did you know that simply drinking more water can help with weight loss? With the high temps, Houston residents should be drinking water throughout the day. But how do you know how much water you're drinking? How do you know if it's enough?

Why Drink Water?

Water is important to maintaining healthy organ function, as well as flushing out toxins. Drinking water can help reduce the risk of cancers and even alleviate headaches and joint pain.

Water is also important for weight loss because it increases metabolism and helps to keep you feeling full. Water also helps with digestion and keeps the skin healthy and clear.

Drink Cold Water

Memorial Weight Loss Clinic of Houston, TX recommends at least eight, 8-oz glass of ice cold water throughout the day. You'll actually burn more calories if the water is cold because the body expends energy when it raises temperature of freezing water to your body's natural temperature.

Tips for Calculating Water Intake

If you're having a hard time remembering to drink water or knowing how much water you've had in a day, there are many tips and tricks you can use to keep yourself on track.

Get a Good Water Bottle - If you have an insulated water bottle that keeps your water icy cold and tasting fresh, you'll be more likely to reach for that throughout the day.

Mark the Sides - On the side of your water bottle, mark out each 8 ounces with a permanent marker. Fill the water bottle in the morning and you'll know each time you've taken in another 8 ounces of water just by checking the line on your handy water bottle.

There's an App for that - Like most things today, there's an app to help make your life easier. Several weight loss and exercise apps have features that allow you to quickly and easily add your water intake so you can keep track of how much water you've had in a day.

If you need help losing weight and getting healthy, the doctors and staff at Memorial Weight Loss Clinic of Houston, TX can guide you through your options. Schedule an appointment today to find out how a weight loss clinic can help you achieve your body goals.