Below a few guidelines for your daily water and beverage intake.
Why drink more water
1. Initial weight loss is largely due to loss of water, so you need to drink enough water to avoid dehydration.
2. The process of burning calories requires water in order to function efficiently; dehydration slows down the fat-burning process.
Drink hot water with lemon in morning. This will help to detoxify your body and speed up your metabolism.
Drink glass of water with every meal and snack. 1/2 before you eat and 1/2 after so you remember to drink throughout the day.
Read more about this at Livestrong.
Replace coffee with green tea when you can.
When you do not need the caffeine, drink decaffeinated green tea. Optimal is 2-5 cups per day.
Green tea has many health benefits which include the following:
a) it’s an antioxidant
b) helps lower cholesterol
c) aids in weight loss
Drink a minimum of 12 glasses of water per day.
Reality is you need more, especially when you start exercising. Click here to find out how much water you need to drink.
Buy this water bottle that tracks your water consumption throughout the day on Amazon.
While trying to lean out and transform your mid-section, try and cut back to two alcoholic beverages per week.
This link has a caloric breakdown on alcohol.