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Hydration Fat-Loss Effect

Steve March 18, 2013

Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.  Studies show that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water can actually reduce fat deposits.

Why?  The kidneys can’t function properly without enough water.  When the kidneys don’t function to capacity, some of the work load is taken on by the liver.  The liver’s primary function is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy.  If the liver has to do some of the kidneys work, it can’t function at it’s optimal capacity.  As a result, it metabolizes less fat.  More fat remains stored and weight-loss/fat-loss stops.

The best way to overcome water retention is to give the body more water.  The body will then release the stored water.  Diuretics offer only temporary relief of water retention.  Your body will perceive this as a threat to survival and hold onto every drop.

If you have a constant problem with water retention, excess salt may be your problem.  The more salt you eat the more water your body will hold.  It holds onto water to dilute the salt because the body can only tolerate so much sodium.  To get rid of sodium, drink more water.  Water will remove sodium as it passes through your kidneys.

Water helps to maintain muscle by giving it the natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration.  Remember, your muscle is primarily made up of water.

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