Weight Loss by Drinking Water

Drinking Water for Weight Loss

There are many different things that go into a well rounded diet and weight loss plan, one of which is to drink the right amount of water. Proper hydration is vitally important when it comes to dieting, exercising and losing weight in the process of it all.

{SCA} Consider this guide to drinking water for weight loss before you embark on a diet or exercise plan and you will allow yourself to flourish, exceeding your dieting and weight loss expectations purely through keeping yourself hydrated and healthy in the process.

Effects Of Drinking Water

Even if you might call it a cheat in weight loss, drinking water whether warm or cold does bring another obvious effect that is to supress your appetite. Most importantly, it prevents you from over-eating and so does limiting your calories intake which would be great to your weight loss plan. As such, drinking a lot of water each day not only is it great for your health, it also contributes to weight loss.

Drinking Water Burns Calories

A few years ago, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism published a study from the Franz-Volhard Clinical Research Center in Berlin that connected water consumption with increased metabolism. In a nutshell, the researchers found that if a person drank 17 ounces of water, they ended up burning as much as 30% more calories than when they didn’t drink the water. The raised metabolic rate lasted, on average, for half an hour.

What does this mean for you and your weight loss efforts? The researchers estimate a 5-lb-a-year weight loss if someone were to increase their water consumption by slightly more than a third of a gallon a day.

How Much Weight Can You Lose?

The calculation of energy used is as follows assuming you are drinking 64 oz (8 glasses of 8 ounces each) of ice cold water a day, that 64 oz of water is roughly equivalent to 1800 ml (milliliter) or 1.8 liter of fluid. Since it takes one calorie of energy to heat one ml of water by one degree centrigrade, to raise 1800 ml of ice cold water to normal body temperature (37 degree centrigrade), it means the body will have to use up 37 calories per ml of water and multiply that by 1800, you will need 66,600 calories or 66.6 kilo calorie a day.

Tips for Drinking All that Water

Here’s how you can get that water into one day:

  • First thing in the morning, right after getting out of bed, drink a glass of water. Guzzle it down.
  • Drink another glass slowly while getting dressed and ready for the day.
  • Before eating anything, whether it is a snack or a meal, drink a full glass of water. Not only will this help you ingest the right amount of water, but it can help you to eat less because you will feel fuller.
  • Keep a large water bottle (at least 24 ounces) filled and next to you at all times. Sip on it throughout the day.


Water intoxication is serious business! Don’t force abnormally large amounts of water down in one sitting. Take sips instead of gulps to keep your water intake at a moderate level.