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Updated 05 October 2015

Weight and beauty

Weight control begins with proper hydration, since water attenuates the appetite stimuli and helps to reduce fat deposits.

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Weight control begins with proper hydration, since water attenuates the appetite stimuli and helps to reduce fat deposits.

Many people who are on a diet, drink very little as they are trying to reduce water retention. But what may look like fat in an overweight person is often water retention. When someone drinks too little water, the body reacts to this insufficiency and starts to retain water. This could lead to swollen hands, legs and feet, but when we drink enough water, our bodies eliminate the excess water.

Dieters should drink more water

When our bodies are destroying fats, they require even more water to eliminate the waste produced. Drinking adequate amounts of water when dieting causes weight loss, while conserving muscle tone and correct skin nourishment, as well as preventing the skin from sagging and keeping it supple.

Water also reduces appetite and helps the liver to metabolise fat deposits.

 
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