With summer here and the temperature soaring, it’s more important than ever to drink enough water. We all know that being well-hydrated to ensure that your body functions correctly, but did you know that it can also help your weight loss?
Water aids weight loss in 2 main ways:
Although the old adage of about 8 glasses a day does apply, if you want a more accurate value, try this equation to calculate your water needs:
Amount of water (mls) = Weight (kg) x 30ml
For example, a 60kg woman, would need 60 x 30ml = 1800ml or 1.8 litres of water per day. Although one may need more than this to compensate for fluid losses on a particularly hot day or for intense exercise.
Remember that caffeine-free herbal teas also count towards your fluid intake!
Have a wonderful water-filled Summer’s Day!
Lila Bruk is a registered dietician, nutritional consultant and freelance health journalist.
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