Nikita Bhardwaj
Published on: 2 December 2020

Losing kilos is tough but many believe that warm water can help with it. Here’s a nutritionist’s final verdict on drinking hot water for weight loss.

Staying hydrated is the ideal way to keep your body weight in check. Turns out, heating the water before you consume it can actually improve your metabolism as well! You read that right. You’re a couple of glasses of warm water away from losing weight.

So, how exactly does warm water do the magic trick and how much of it should you consume? Nutritionist, Manisha Chopra is here to spill the beans for you.

You need 6 to 8 glasses of warm water to help you lose weight

Warm water boosts your body’s metabolism. Hence, drinking warm water right in the morning is advised by many.. “When we drink warm water, our body switches its temperature and activates the metabolism. This helps lose weight. Warm water also breaks down body fat into molecules, making it easy for the digestive system to burn it. What’s more, drinking warm water before meals helps in managing our calorie intake because it makes our stomach full,” suggested Ms Chopra.

Ms Chopra recommends that you drink at least six to eight glasses of warm water daily. It is the amount you need in order to keep the body, hair, and skin hydrated.

“If you want to enhance the impact of warm water, add some lemon and honey to it. This can expedite your metabolic rate, resulting in rapid weight loss,” she suggests.