Is it possible to lose weight by drinking water? This is the question we asked Dr. Masoud Kimiagar, a specialist in nutrition and diet therapy and a member of the faculty of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. If this is your question, join us ….
Dr! How many glasses of water should we drink a day?
6 to 8 glasses a day. Of course, one to two glasses of this amount can be compensated by drinking tea. In addition, people get plenty of water through the consumption of vegetables, fruits, milk and buttermilk. Of course, it should be noted that in warmer environments and when people are more active, the need for water increases.
Can water cause weight loss?
Water is absolutely neither slimming nor fattening. Water calories are zero. Of course, people who are on a slimming diet and lose 4 to 5 kg of weight per month need to consume more water; Because fat is eliminated with the help of water and water consumption helps to eliminate fat.
You mean, like, saltines and their ilk, eh?
Directly, no. It should not be thought that you can lose weight by drinking water. Of course, drinking water half an hour before a meal somewhat suppresses appetite, and appetite control can help you lose weight.
Drinking cold water is said to cause weight loss, because the body consumes some calories to bring the water temperature to equilibrium temperature, and this calorie eventually leads to weight loss. It is true?
No, it is not. The amount of calories expended for this temperature conversion is not significant and has no effect on weight loss. While cold water is not good for the stomach.
You said about drinking tea to supply the body with the water it needs, can other drinks replace water?
Yes, drinks such as buttermilk, beer, herbal infusions and natural juices are helpful. Of course, their caloric content must be calculated. Consumption of these drinks, in addition to helping the body receive the necessary fluids, helps the metabolism to function properly and prevents the formation of kidney stones.
How about mineral water? Is mineral water more nutritious because of its salts?
Well, mineral water is healthier. The amount of salts in it is not so high compared to vegetables and fruits, but due to its health, its consumption is recommended.
Should people who exercise drink more water than others?
An athlete with an hour of exercise in a hot environment may excrete as much as 6 glasses of water in the form of sweat, and this amount of water must be replaced. In addition to water, the athlete also excretes sodium and chlorine, and these substances need to be added to the water.