Weight Loss Tip: Experts Suggest It's All About Water
Water is known to help with weight loss in many ways and experts continue to reiterate that the habit of drinking water is good to follow. Water has been the secret to Carmen Electra's healthier body and the "Ex-Isle" host revealed it was what helped her manage her weight.
"I used to drink soda, but I don't get any caffeine anymore," the celebrity revealed via New York Magazine. "When I started dancing again and working on music, I noticed that I was dehydrated from being so active and consistently sweating. I started drinking water and noticed a change in my body overnight."
Carmen claimed that water has changed her life and she's got the experts to agree with her statement. "Water is thought to have a rejuvenating property because all the cells in your body need [water]," said orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Geier via Today.
"Part of the function of water is to plump up the cells," echoed nutritionist Leslie Bonci in the same report. Thus, Carmen is not only able to keep the weight off, it has also made her skin healthier and her wrinkles less obvious. "My skin is completely different because it's not as dehydrated," the actress said.
In 2015, a study published in the Obesity journal revealed that people who drank a glass of water before every meal tend to eat less, which essentially helps in preventing weight gain. "If you look at any sort of weight management programs, they all say drinking lots of water is a really good thing," said Dr. Amanda Daley, per Time.
Daley's team monitored study participants in groups and saw that the group that chugged water before meals were three pounds lighter than those who didn't have any water. Both groups' physical activities were also monitored and they were given weight loss advice by the experts.
"Water takes up space in your stomach and it definitely makes you feel more full," said dietician Julie Andrews in the Today report. "The other thing, too, we all have that sensation of hunger and thirst and sometimes they are easily confused. When you feel hungry sometimes you need water."
However, the experts also advised that losing weight is not only dependent on drinking water as there are diet and exercise to add to one's daily habit. However, drinking more than enough can help those trying to lose weight achieve their goals easier and healthier as water can also aid in digestion, lessen bloating and boost the body's energy.
Below are more tips about water and weight loss from Dr. Oz: