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Q How im­por­tant is wa­ter for fat loss? Why do nu­tri­tion­ists rec­om­mend three litres per day for weight loss? I ad­vise peo­ple to have three-four litres of wa­ter a day, whether they are thirsty or not. Let me ex­plain why.

Most of us these days have stopped iden­ti­fy­ing with thirst. We don’t gen­er­ally feel thirsty, and can­not dis­tin­guish be­tween thirst and hunger. Plus we are con­stantly in an air-con­di­tioned

Aen­vi­ron­ment, which makes the sit­u­a­tion worse.

Wa­ter is loaded with min­er­als, and stay­ing hy­drated through­out the day aids us a lot. It helps with ap­petite con­trol, al­lows our body to per­form all func­tions ef­fi­ciently, helps with men­tal clar­ity, keeps our di­ges­tive tract clean and helps in bet­ter ab­sorp­tion and trans­fer of nu­tri­ents through cells.

De­hy­dra­tion is one of the key rea­sons peo­ple find it dif­fi­cult to drop fat. When you don’t have enough wa­ter, your kid­neys have to work very hard to do their job. This puts an ex­tra load on your liver to do the kid­ney’s job. The liver is where 80 per cent of your fat me­tab­o­lism takes place – if it is over­worked, it won’t be able to per­form its main job.

So if you are look­ing to lose weight, feel en­er­gised, think clearly and have bet­ter gut health, drink up. Go for a brand that has low sodium.

The first two weeks may be dif­fi­cult, but once your kid­neys learn to process more wa­ter and your body gets back in touch with iden­ti­fy­ing thirst, you will be­gin notic­ing a change.

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