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Here's How Much Water You Should Drink Every Day To Lose Weight

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Weight loss may not be your first thought while drinking water. You may be thirsty or dehydrated when you reach for a glass of water, or you may be rehydrating after a vigorous workout. 

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"Prunes are an effective natural remedy for constipation due to their fiber content, which helps promote bowel regularity," Manaker explains. "For example, one serving of Sunsweet Amaz!n Prunes provides 3 grams of fiber."

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Drinking water before and after meals fills you full. This may reduce mealtime calorie intake, Goodson says.

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Wageningen University in the Netherlands found that people who drank a milkshake and then a large glass of water felt less hungry and more full than those who drank a small glass.

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Hydration without calories: Drinking water hydrates you. Drinking water instead of sweetened iced tea or energy drinks "can help reduce overall calorie intake, supporting weight management," Goodson says.

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Hydration is essential for healthy physical performance. "[This] can contribute to burning calories during exercise," Goodson. "Dehydration can lead to fatigue and individuals moving slower in a workout."

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No one size fits all when it comes to how much water to drink everyday to lose weight. "While there is an old-school rule that you should drink eight eight-ounce cups of water, the truth is that many factors impact how much water you need

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Water intake is 11.5 cups per day for women and 15.5 cups for men. These estimations include food and beverage fluids, including water.

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Food (fruit, vegetables, soup, etc.) provides 20% of your water. Given that, women need nine cups of fluid per day and men 13 cups to replenish lost water."

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