We’ve all heard how critical H2O is when it comes to losing kilos. It facilitates to suppress urge for food, so that you’re much less probably to overeat. But that’s now not all: while you’re dehydrated, your kidneys can’t function properly, so the body turns to the liver for added guide. due to the fact the liver is running so hard, more of the fat you consume is stored rather than burned off.

What surprised me most, though, is that if you’re upping your fiber intake but not also hitting the bottle hard, things tend to get a wee bit, er, backed up. “It’s important to add fiber gradually and increase water intake at the same time. Otherwise, instead of helping with digestion, fiber may actually lead to constipation,” notes Anna-Lisa Finger, RD, a personal trainer for the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center in Baltimore. I often consume nearly double the recommended 25 grams of fiber daily. Gulp.