Eating but still feel like your starving?

With so many different opinions available on diet and nutrition it is hard to sift through it all and know what is best. Despite the myriad of information that is out there, the one thing that all diet and nutrition programs have in common is there advice to drink water. But you may ask why is water so important? Water helps your body to metabolize stored fat, rid your body of unwanted toxins, serves as a natural diuretic and laxative, and helps to regulate hunger. Many people often mistake hunger for dehydration. It has been estimated that 75% of the U.S. population is partially dehydrated. When a person is dehydrated they feel hungry leading them to consume more calories when all they really needed to do is drink more water. So don’t let your caloric intake get out of control because you are mistaking hunger with dehydration.

The common “diet solution” is to drink “8-10 glasses of water a day”, but not all glasses are made equal. A more accurate and specific reference is to drink half your body weight in ounces of water (example: 128 lb woman drinks 64 ounces of water, and a 180 lb man drinks 90 ounces of water). So if you find yourself eating all day and you still feel hungry, it may be a sign that you are dehydrated. If you have hit a plateau in your weightloss goals, one simple area to assess is your water consumption.

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