Want to boost your metabolism? Looking for an easy weight loss tip? Drink more water. A new study found that within 10 minutes of drinking 2 cups of water, metabolism rates were boosted in both men and women by as much as 24 to 30%. That equals about 25 calories. Drink 8 cups of water a day and boost your metabolism by 100 calories per day.
Each pound of fat equals 3,500 calories so if you drink 8 glasses of water daily, that equals almost a pound a month lost. This may not sound like much but if you add water to a healthy weightloss plan, those extra pounds lost add up to a lot!
Water also has the benefit of cleansing the system of toxins lost during weightloss. Toxins are stored in fat cells and when you lose weight, these toxins are let loose in the body, making you feel tired and cranky. Water can not only boost your metabolism in this case but your mood as well!
Water is also inexpensive, especially if you get it from your own tap and not drink bottled water. If you're concerned about drinking the cleanest water possible, purchase a water filter for your faucet and stainless steel water bottles so you can help the environment too.
To get your water requirements, divide your weight in 2 and that's the number of ounces of water you need to be healthy and boost your metabolism. Start drinking first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for best results and carry water with you all day long.