5 Amazing Functional Medicine Weight Loss Steps: Step 4

Step 4. Hydrate for Weight Loss

Hydrate for weight loss. Even a mildly dehydrated state, can trigger the body to secrete cortisol which as we have seen will lead to increased appetite and fat storage.  Also, water is a natural appetite suppressant. Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water each day will help to suppress unwanted food cravings, help with food digestion in the stomach, eliminate toxins from the body, and will make you feel fuller faster with each meal.  In fact, many times the hunger that we experience may actually be a misinterpreted signal that we are dehydrated.