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Yes, you can lose weight by drinking hot water. Here’s how

Losing kilos is tough but many believe that warm water can help with it. Here’s a nutritionist’s final verdict on drinking hot water for weight loss.
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Can hot water be the key to getting back in shape? Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Published: 2 Dec 2020, 13:31 pm IST
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Staying hydrated is the ideal way to keep your body weight in check. Turns out, heating the water before you consume it can actually improve your metabolism as well! You read that right. You’re a couple of glasses of warm water away from losing weight.

So, how exactly does warm water do the magic trick and how much of it should you consume? Nutritionist, Manisha Chopra is here to spill the beans for you.

You need 6 to 8 glasses of warm water to help you lose weight

Warm water boosts your body’s metabolism. Hence, drinking warm water right in the morning is advised by many.. “When we drink warm water, our body switches its temperature and activates the metabolism. This helps lose weight. Warm water also breaks down body fat into molecules, making it easy for the digestive system to burn it. What’s more,drinking warm water before meals helps in managing our calorie intake because it makes our stomach full,” suggested Ms Chopra.

Ms Chopra recommends that you drink at least six to eight glasses of warm water daily. It is the amount you need in order to keep the body, hair, and skin hydrated.

“If you want to enhance the impact of warm water, add some lemon and honey to it. This can expedite your metabolic rate, resulting in rapid weight loss,” she suggests.

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Chug down that glass of water if you want to lose those inches. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Not just weight loss, warm water has 4 other solid health benefits:
1. Drinking warm water can help in relieving constipation

Warm water helps in relieving and preventing constipation. Warm water helps in softening the stool and makes it easier to pass. Now, we all know that a healthy gut and improved bowel movement means complete removal of toxins from our body!

2. It can help in curing throat congestion

Drinking warm water reduces the mucous that is formed during cough and cold. It also helps in curing runny nose, sore throat and chest congestion. You can add a little bit of honey to enhance the soothing effect.

3. Warm water helps the body get rid of toxins

If you are into eating junk food, you must keep warm water handy. When hot water gets into the system, it automatically cleanses it from within. This process helps us in getting rid of the toxins from our body.

4. Drinking hot water keeps the skin clear

Drinking hot water leaves us sweating which clears the pores of the skin and prevents acne and other skin-related problems.

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In the end remember…

“Warm water gives best results when consumed at the beginning of the day on an empty stomach. Drinking warm water after every meal emulsifies fats which also aids digestion. So, start your day and end your meals with a cup of hot water to stay in shape forever,” said Ms Chopra.

Now, nothing can be as simple as this when it comes to weight loss. So, heat up that water before you drink it!

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Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content. ...Read More

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