Water: A Fat-burning Tool
Studies have shown that when athletes become dehydrated during training or competition, their muscles begin to use more carbohydrates and less fat for fuel. The same goes for non-athletes as well. So if you're trying to lose weight, maximize your fat-burning capacity by following some basic guidelines:
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
- Drink an additional 12 ounces if you plan to work out later that day or if the weather is extra warm.
- Don't drink caffeinated drinks or beverages, they actually dehydrate you.