Water is a wonderful thing. Nearly 60% of the human body is made of water, so it’s important to keep that composition balanced. Drinking water keeps your body functioning – all your body systems depend on it. Water flushes out toxins, potentially resulting in clearer skin, higher kidney function, and better digestion. Medifast Weight Control Center® consultants recommend drinking at least 8 glasses (64 oz.) of water every day to maintain good hydration.
Drinking water is also a great addition to any weight loss plan. First of all, it has no calories – so drink up! Drinking a glass of water right after you wake up in the morning kick-starts your metabolism and hydration for the day. Drinking water also makes you feel fuller, so you consume less calories and helps to remove by-products of fat. Try drinking a glass of water before every meal to encourage the effects.
Have a hard time drinking so much water? Try making a “water re-mix” with extra health boosters. Try infusing your water with cucumbers, lemons, limes, fresh mint, ginger, cinnamon, or Medifast® infusers – they all have unique nutritional benefits and add a little extra life to your daily water intake.