WATER has a big part to play in weight loss. It’s an amazing fact that our bodies are made up of roughly 75 per cent water – in our brains it’s even higher at 85 per cent. You’ll be surprised where we keep all this liquid: muscles are 75% water, your blood (which transports nutrients) is 82% water, your lungs are 90% water, and even your bones are 25% water.
Our inner water level is controlled by our all-powerful subconscious and when it detects a shortage – the condition we call dehydration – it takes action.
Rationing starts. The brain is first in line for whatever water’s available and the other organs get just enough to keep them ticking over.
One of the first symptoms of dehydration appears in our digestive system. We get a mild pain which feels like hunger. Research has proved that it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between the feelings of hunger and thirst.
So because we’re all conditioned to eating when we feel hungry, it’s not surprising that most people turn to food when they’re dehydrated – although what they actually needed was a glass of water or two.
Next time you get those hunger pangs, have a glass of water. If the hunger pangs go away it means you had a genuine thirst and you’ve stopped yourself from consuming calories your body didn’t actually need.
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