Hydration and IV infusion therapy can help to boost weight loss goals.
Many of us struggle with body image and weight gain. It can seem like an impossible goal to meet and often times we get frustrated and may even give up on our health goals. We’re all hearing our friends talk about their new year’s resolutions and you may even have a few resolutions of your own. A truly simple step in the slimmer, healthier direction is proper hydration. In terms of weight loss, an optimal amount of water to drink is a gallon per day. Drinking more water assists with digestion, decreases water retention, and can even act as a natural appetite suppressant. Making sure that we’re staying hydrated is also one of the easiest ways to ramp up our body’s fat burning capacity. People who drink more water burn at least 2 to 3 times more calories than their counterparts that drink less water over the course of the day.
While it seems super simple and easy to just drink our way to a slimmer body, it isn’t always as easy to incorporate healthier eating and drinking habits into the hectic rituals of our daily routines. Of course, visiting the nearest IV lounge is a good idea. It’s equally important though to remember to incorporate water-rich foods into your diet. Also, small changes to your lifestyle such as carrying a water bottle or leaving one at your work desk can increase the likelihood of being able to meet a higher water quota plus, it will have the additional benefit of being good for the environment and decreasing your carbon footprint.
Our water intake should be based on the amount of activity we participate in, our climate, and our weight. The suggested amount of water is a half-ounce to an ounce of water for every pound that you weigh. In essence, a person who weighs 200 pounds should drink between 100-200 ounces of water per day, about a gallon to a gallon and a half. It sounds formidable but it’s truly doable! One gallon is only about 3.5 liters of water. What’s a gallon of water to the amazing feeling that accompanies being wholly hydrated and losing weight in the meantime?