Ten minutes ago I got up from my desk, walked to the kitchen, looped past the bathroom, and re-filled my water bottle AGAIN. I'm on my third litre of water this morning, and I feel like any minute now I'm going to float away.
I'm learning that actually like drinking water. Yesterday I was thirsty and found myself craving it. Which is odd, because my beverage of choice has always been diet coke. Unless it's before noon, and then it's coffee. I'm highly caffeinated.
I know that drinking water is an important part of weight loss, but to be honest, I have no idea why. I do know that on Monday mornings, I come in and chug away at that cool, clear bottle like there's no tomorrow. In my mind, I'm imagining all the fat on my body being 'flushed away' and fantasize about erasing last night's scrumptious barbecued hamburger with each sip that I take. Thank you, evian, for finally getting me into that bikini!
But obviously that's not how it works. I can't 'erase' bad eating habits by gulping down a barrel of water. But lately my eating habits have been pretty great, and the water consumption has got to help. Plus, my skin looks fantastic.
I googled "why does drinking water help with weight loss?" this morning, and through several websites that I am somewhat skeptical of - not one of them a source I recognized or really trust - I found this explanation. Water helps remove waste from the body. Increasing the fibre content of your food creates more waste, thus, the need to flush it out (literally). Also, sometimes we're not sure if we're hungry or thirsty, and water helps you 'feel full'.
So back to the water fountain I go. Are there any weight-loss or healthy eating 'rules' you follow, but aren't sure why?