Drinking the right amount of water can help you burn more calories
All of your body’s chemical reactions, including your metabolism, depend on water. If you are dehydrated, you may be burning up to 2% fewer calories, according to researchers at the University of Utah, who monitored the metabolic rates of 10 adults as they drank varying amount of water per day. In the study, those who drank either eight or twelve normal sized (240 ml) glasses of water a day had higher metabolic rates than those who had four.
If your urine is darker than light straw in color, you may not be drinking enough fluids. Try sipping a glass before each meal and snack to stay hydrated.
Our body burns more calories digesting ice-cold beverages and foods
But before you give yourself an ice cream headache, there’s more. “The small difference in calories probably won’t make a significant dent in your diet,” explains Delhi-based Experts. On the bright side, different studies have suggested that five or six ice-cold glasses of water could help you burn about 10 extra calories a day-equalling about half a kilo of nearly effortless weight loss each year.
Although the metabolism-boosting effects are small, it can’t hurt to pour no-cal drinks – water, tea, coffee – on the cocks, to maximize your body’s calorie-burning potential.