Water has long been accepted as the elixir of life.
Most of us aren't drinking as much as we should, and it shows!
If you follow The Water Diet, even if you do nothing else differently, you're sure to lose weight. On The Water Diet we ask you to drink two litres of chilled water per day, in addition to your normal fluid intake. The basic science behind The Water Diet is that when we drink chilled water the body burns extra calories to heat the water up to body temperature. That's pretty logical, isn't it? The cooler the water, the harder the body has to work to warm it up. Drinking water between meals, as well as having a glass right before a meal, helps us to feel less hungry, and makes us less likely to overeat at mealtimes. Interestingly, often when we think we feel hungry we are actually experiencing the early signs of dehydration, and we have something to eat when a drink is what we really needed. On The Water Diet you'll be well-hydrated so you'll never mistake thirst for hunger. Sometimes people worry that they will spend all their time running to the bathroom if they drink more water. The truth is that for the first week or two you will need to go to the toilet more frequently, but your body will very quickly adapt to the increased fluid intake, and you'll feel much better for it. There's no need to change your diet in order to lose weight on The Water Diet, although a well balanced healthy diet will maximise your weight loss and wellness. You'll also find that if you replace other types of drinks with additional water that the resultant reduction in calories will also speed your weight loss. What we're talking about is small changes that are sustainable. Your weight loss will be gradual but you are making a healthy change that will not only reduce your weight over time, but also improve your health in many other ways.
Other benefits you're likely to notice very quickly are:
There has been some publicity in recent years about people becoming very ill from drinking too much water. Water intoxication is most commonly seen in infants under six months of age and sometimes in athletes. Water intoxication results when a dehydrated person drinks too much water without the accompanying electrolytes.
The kidneys of a healthy adult can process fifteen liters of water a day! You are unlikely to suffer from water intoxication, even if you drink a lot of water, as long as you drink over time as opposed to consuming an enormous volume at one time.
The bottom line here is that The Water Diet is prescribing that you drink the amount of water your body requires, and most of us just don't do it. The Water Diet is not designed to replace a healthy level of physical activity or a balanced diet.