The water diet
Water makes up roughly two-thirds of the weight of the human body, so it becomes an essential part of our diet. Without water, the human body’s cells and organs would not be able to function effectively. However, water by itself is not enough to sustain a human body over a long period.
The water diet is what almost everyone is talking about today, with celebrities having done the diet as well as the average Jane around the corner. Research has shown that an increase in water consumption results in a reduction of between 69 and 206 calories on a daily basis. There are several variations of the diet which range from a mild level to rather extreme levels of dieting. The milder versions still include foods such as fruits and vegetables; however, the extreme diets rely solely on water as a dietary option.
The water diet is like a fast
Essentially, the water diet is more a water fast. Fasting as we know it is quite normal for most people and tends to produce results such as weight loss. However, it is not an advisable way to lose weight as your body lacks specific nutrients.
Cold water diets
Water diets can include cold water diets which are milder diets. In essence, an individual can continue with their normal intake provided that they drink a specific amount of cold water every day. The thinking behind this is that your body will expand energy to warm up and with cold water intake it will only need to expand a few calories.
The pros of water diets
• Drinking a large amount of water is bound to cleanse your system and fill you, which prevents you from overeating.
• Water diets help remove toxins from your body and assist when attempting to work out at the gym as you are always hydrated.
• You can achieve quick weight loss results with a water diet.
The cons of water diets
• Your body lacks vitamins and minerals when you do not consume food. However, you do have the choice of doing a milder diet that includes fruits and vegetables to avoid this.
• Symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and constipation can occur.
Water diets can be very effective provided that it is done correctly. If you are unsure, it is advisable to get a medical consult before starting the diet as if you are, for example, anemic it may not be wise to do a water diet. This is because your body already lacks nutrients, and you would not want to expand this further. Look to doing a water diet in a safe and sustainable way.