Does Hot Water Help in Weight Loss?

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There are a few morning habits that are popular all over the country, having been passed down from generation to generation due to the benefits they offer. Like waking up with the rising sun, going for a walk in the morning sun, and drinking hot water. 

But drinking hot water is not just considered a good habit but is also believed to help in weight loss. So, in today’s blog let us understand if this is truly the case. And if yes that what is the best way for you to use hot water in your weight management journey? 

So what is the claim from which the myth of hot water and weight loss comes?

It is claimed that hot water can reduce weight by boosting the metabolism but there is research or data to support this theory. So, if that is the case does drinking water in any way benefit people who are trying to manage their weight?

How does drinking hot water people who trying to lose weight?

Water in general, and hot water when consumed regularly, increases the feeling of fullness, aids in nutrient absorption, and helps keep your digestion and kidney function efficient.

Like when you eat fiber and protein in every meal it helps improve your satiety. In the same way, drinking hot water 30 minutes before meals will help with satiety and therefore allow you to feel fuller even with fewer calories. 

What are some of the benefits of drinking hot water?

  1. Aids Digestion
  2. Relieves Constipation
  3. Helps you get rid of toxins 

Does hot water help lose belly fat? 

Fat loss in general might help you to lose some belly fat but only the incorporation of hot water and no changes in lifestyle will not. The only way to lose belly fat is to have a comprehensive approach to weight loss.

One that focuses on all factors that affect your weight such as diet, exercise, sleep, and stress management. It is best to seek an online weight loss program that allows you to sustainably and safely lose weight guided by experts.

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What are the best ways to incorporate hot water into your daily life?

  1. You can drink hot water with lemon. Heat the water to your preferred temperature and squeeze half a lemon. Sip and enjoy. 
  2. As green tea or black tea. If you don’t enjoy drinking hot water as it is, you can always make a light brew by adding tea. 
  3. Add jeera or ajwain. If you want to add a little flavor to your hot water you can boil it with some jeera (cumin) or ajwain (carrom) seeds. Strain the water and sip like tea. This will also help relieve mild indigestion, acidity,  and flatulence. 

How much hot water should one drink when trying to lose weight?

The general water intake needs to be around 3-4 liters per day. Which comes to around 6-8 glasses per day.

If you are trying to lose weight simply drinking hot water will not have much impact but you can drink hot water 30 minutes prior to your meal to regulate your appetite.

But please understand that the only way to lose weight is to be in a calorie deficit that is burn more calories than you consume. And making other lifestyle changes that may be getting in the way of your weight management journey. 

What is the best time to drink hot water for weight loss?

Like we’ve reiterated numerous times in this blog, drinking hot water alone is not enough to lose weight. However, for those who are trying to embark on a health journey, it is a good idea to drink water early morning or 30 minutes before meals.


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- By Fitterfly Health-Team
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