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You already know the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated. Friends, family members, and co-workers know you as the person who always carries around a giant water bottle. This year, though, your focus is on shedding a few extra pounds. With that in mind, can a few extra glasses of water help you achieve your weight goals? Keep reading as we dive more into this commonly asked question.

The short answer is this: yes, drinking water can help with weight loss efforts when coupled with a balanced diet and exercise. How though? For one thing, drinking water regularly helps you avoid consuming extra calories. Those who drink plenty of water feel fuller for longer periods of time. In a domino effect, they don’t eat as much.

Let’s look at a Virginia Tech study from 2010. The researchers followed 48 adults over a three-month span who were dieting. Participants were split into two groups, one of which followed a low-calorie diet while the other followed the same diet but drank about two cups of water before breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the end of the study, those who drank more water lost about five pounds more. That’s a pretty significant difference! When the researchers dug deeper into the findings, they realized the second group ate about 75 fewer calories per meal. Apply this study to your own life for a moment. Drinking more water could lead you to consuming upwards of 225 fewer calories per day and 1,575 per week!   

But that’s not the only benefit of drinking water, as studies show it may speed your metabolism to a degree. A 2003 study looked at the effects of drinking 500 ml of cold water. On average, the 14 participants burned about 23 extra calories due to the increased work the body had to do to warm the water. It may not sound like much at first, but those calories certainly add up over the course of an entire year.

What to Expect with Hydration Treatment

Our team at Elevation Hydration wants to help you feel your best. We understand that losing weight can be a major challenge for a lot of people. It takes willpower to say no to fatty foods and yes to regular workouts, even when you just don’t feel like exercising. So where does hydration treatment come into the equation? Well, think of IV hydration therapy as an innovative approach to health and wellness. The packages we have available at our hydration clinic deliver vital nutrients to the body in a way that’s safe, quick, and effective. On top of that, there’s never any downtime to concern yourself after your appointment. So feel free to come in after a workout or on your way home from the office.

See how Elevation Hydration can you get back to optimal health and the active lifestyle you once enjoyed. Give us a call today to schedule your hydration treatment. Don’t forget to ask about add-ons with your specific hydration package!