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Water Information - Why it is important and how much you should drink
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The following are some of the things that water will help the body with:

  • Supresses apetite
  • Assists the body in metabolizing stored fat, because your liver is overloaded when your kidneys don't get enough water. Your liver metabolizes fat, and it can't do that 100% if it is doing the kidneys job.
  • Reduces fat deposits in the body
  • Relieves fluid retention problems. If you don't give your body water, it will hold it so as not to lose it.
  • Reduces soduim buildup in the body
  • Helps to maintain proper muscle tone.
  • Rids the body of waste and toxins
  • Relieves constipation

Tips on water intake:

  • Drink a minimum of 64 ounces per day (2 quarts)
  • Drink an additional 8 ounces per day for every 25 pounds overweight
  • It is better to drink the water cold, it is absorbed quicker and may burn more calories
  • Drink clean water, bottled or filtered

I actually found another site that said to multiply your weight by .66 and that's how much water you should drink. Have no idea why that number. But it also said not to go below 64 oz.

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