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FAQ039: Even if I’m not thirsty, why should I grab that glass of water?

Water is essential to so many things our Body does Every day

But especially in the winter time, I always feel less thirsty. That means that I need to be way more conscious of how much water I drink in a day. Thirst is generally our reminder that we need to grab a glass but many people believe that once we feel thirsty, we’re already dehydrated.

Our Body Needs Water

Water is so important for a lot of our body functions.

It is great for the skin – it keeps our skin hydrated and looking good. Dehydrated skin can look less vibrant and make you look almost tired.

Our kidneys need water because it is essentially our filtration system. It uses water to help keep our body healthy and resilient. Without it, our system can be out of whack and some of our electrolytes can become off balance.

Most of our body is composed of it!

Water is a Weight Management Tool

There are many times when I think that I’m hungry but it really is my body trying to tell me I’m thirsty. So really, drinking water can help you lose weight or manage your weight.

It is a way for you to have portion control. Drink a glass of water before you eat a meal and then tell me how much you eat. I guarantee it will be a little bit less. Not to mention that it helps you with digestion as well. This has been a good practice that I’ve started and my waist line thanks me for it!

Many people have had success by drinking a glass of water with each meal. It is a cue for you to drink but it also helps you eat a bit smaller portions. It really is a win-win!

In this video, we go through the benefits of water to hopefully convince you to get up right now and get a glass! We have also written an article on the topic, you can check it out by clicking here!

Portion control is often a direct result of your metabolism – how many calories you burn determines how many calories you take in. As we get older, our metabolism slows down a little bit, but so do we in general! Check out our article on metabolism as we get older.

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