Why You Should Drink Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

Why You Should Drink Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

Why You Should Drink Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

Below is a quick summary of why you should drink water on an empty stomach every morning! Make it your new morning ritual – as necessary as brushing your teeth!

How do you feel when you are dehydrated? Slow and sluggish, right?

Well, when you sleep your body becomes dehydrated.

After all, you just went 7-8 hours without drinking any water. 

Even if you don’t feel thirsty, your body naturally is.

As a result, there are many health benefits to drinking water on an empty stomach – immediately upon waking up – for both longevity reasons and weight loss reasons.

Drinking water in the morning helps to…

1. Boost metabolism (by a huge 24% for 90 minutes)

Yep, research has shown that an increase in water consumption leads to an increase in the rate in which people burn calories as opposed to storing them as fat. Plus this metabolism boost also leads to feeling far more energized.

Why You Should Drink Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning
2. Aid digestion

Note: This is my classy way of saying it will help with constipation issues.  Wink, wink!

3. Act as a natural appetite suppressant

Research shows that drinking a glass of water before meals curbs appetite, which helps you to eat less and still feel satisfied.

Why You Should Drink Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

4. Cleanse the body of toxins

Water improves your blood circulation by flushing out unwanted toxins. As a result, your skin will look better and your body and spirit will feel less stressed for the day. 

Basically, water is the key ingredient your body uses to flush out toxins.

With this in mind, you want to make sure that the water you drink is clean – and doesn’t ironically contribute more toxins in your body.

After all, the more contaminants which are in your drinking water, the less capacity your water has to carry toxins out of your body.

Plus, paradoxically if you do NOT drink clean, filtered water, then you’ll simply be contributing toxins back into your body – the opposite of what you want.

Why You Should Drink Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning

How To Do Your New Morning Water Drinking Ritual

  • As soon as you wake up, drink anywhere from 8 oz – 32 oz of water. (No, coffee does not count!)

  • Your goal is to drink a full 32 ounces of water first thing in the morning. Admittedly this 32 ounce goal can feel like a tough feat at first. So start with 8 ounces – then slowly – each day – keep increasing the amount of water you drink –  until 32 ounces feels doable – and even enjoyable.

  • After you drink your water, try not to eat anything for the next 30 – 45 minutes.

Bonus perks…

Studies link this morning water ritual to many healthful benefits – including helping with issues like….

  • chronic fatigue
  • menstrual disorders
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • gastritis
  • Blood pressure
  • body aches
  • headaches
  • urinary tract disease
  • kidney disease
  • diabetes

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Karen Salmansohn (Founder)

Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.

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