What is water therapy and how can water therapy help you with losing and maintaining your weight?
What if someone told you that you could lose weight by drinking water? Water is probably the most easily available thing on earth (for most people that is). And you will find it remarkably interesting to know that you can actually lose weight by just drinking water. “How?”, you ask. Read on and find out about this incredible ancient Japanese technique for weight loss.
What is water therapy?
Japan is known for a wide range of incredible things among them is their longer life expectancy. While most of these things have to do with their genetics and way of life, the Japanese clearly have some credible wisdom on some of their lifestyle practices. The water therapy, for instance, is a known life changer when it comes to gut health and other health benefits.
This ancient practice requires you to drink 4 to 6 glasses or 1.5 litres of water first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything. Before you even brush your teeth. What follows, if you do this on a regular basis, is a load of health benefits ranging from improved digestion, improved bowel movement, healthier skin and most important of all, weight loss.
How water therapy works
So how does something as mundane as drinking water help you lose weight?
The water therapy became popular after people who diligently followed this routine noticed a change in their weight and overall health.
The essence of it all is the fact that during the morning hours, or the hours after which you wake up (also known as the golden hours), drinking water will kick-start your metabolism and digestion for the day, making your body burn more calories than it would on a regular day. With a spiked metabolism, your weight loss efforts will speed up and in turn enable you to lose weight faster.
Another thing water therapy does is it controls your appetite so you don’t consume more than you should. More often than not, when you feel hungry, that’s just your body’s way of saying it needs water. With the water therapy, your body will be able to meet its water requirement hence you will not feel the fake ‘hunger’ which is actually dehydration in disguise. In turn, you will definitely lose weight.
Additionally, when you drink water on an empty stomach, the water flushes out toxins left out from the various processes your body underwent during the night. This is an effective gut health booster since most illnesses pivot from an unhealthy gut.
The Water therapy guide
Now that you know of the benefits of water therapy, you should know how to effectively utilize it and reap the benefits with this simple guide:
- When you wake up, do not brush your teeth or eat or drink anything
- Drink 4-6 glasses or 1.5 litres of filtered water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
- If you cannot take this much water at once, drink slowly with breaks in between each glass.
- Do not eat or drink anything after until after about an hour. Afterwards, you can go about your regular meals as usual.
- When having your meals, do not take anything within two hours after each meal. This is just to help make digestion easier for your body.-Maintain your regular water intake to ensure your body is well hydrated.
- If you are a beginner and you find 1.5 litres too much, you can start with at least a glass as you build up and get accustomed to it.
- Repeat this every single day and see your body lose unnecessary weight and gain a myriad of other health benefits.
To sum it up, the water therapy is a tried and tested effective method for weight loss if you do it diligently. Besides helping you lose weight, you also reap other benefits associated with water therapy such as gut cleansing, driving out toxins, healthier skin among other benefits.
Read Japanese Water Therapy from http://www.worldwatertherapyday.org/japan-water-therapy.html
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