Effect of water on fat loss.
By Vishwanthar on Nutrition
December 20, 2010
Water is an essential nutrient which is always taken for granted even among fitness buffs, for they might redundantly state that when you feel thirsty you should drink water. The above statement on water perhaps is true, but any individual who wants to lose fat has to acknowledge the importance of water on fat loss.
Water acts as an appetite suppressant. Your hunger pangs can be satisfied by water. When you are manipulating your calories to lose fat, which may actually bring in a deficit of calories, hunger sets in, for hunger pain can be a very difficult task to deal with. During those times sipping of water can be very critical to suppress these pains. Usually when we start to eat less to bring in a calorie deficit to lose fat, reluctantly food carvings will start to develop. So, water is given a serious consideration in suppressing appetite. In addition, there is evidence to suggest that water can enhance fat burning, for water acts as an energy source, and so has a sparing effect on glycogen.
PS: Try this; whenever you start to feel hungry drink a liter of water and see how well it helps in delaying the onset of your appetite.