Weight loss is traditionally achieved through a careful dieting and exercise plan.
However, there are little tips and hacks that exist to speed up weight loss, outside of dieting and exercising.
With summer well and truly here many Britons may be feeling the pressure to achieved their weight-loss goals.
One method exists that will aid weight loss and improve overall health – drinking water that is not at room temperature.
Hydration plays a big role in weight-loss, with the body unable to flush out toxins and begin shedding weight without being properly hydrated and having a functioning digestive system and muscles.
Water is a natural appetite suppressant, and the body also gives off the feeling of being hungry when it is actually thirsty.
This means that drinking water can actually stop you overeating, and help control your appetite and calorie intake.
A study has found that drinking water at a certain temperature can actually increase these weight-loss benefits.
The study tested 12 people who drank 500ml of cold, and 12 who drank room temperature water.
Both groups burned between two and three per cent more calories than usual in the 90 minutes after drinking water.
However, drinking the cold water further enhanced the body’s calorie burning, as the body burns calories by heating up the water for digestion.
The study also found that drinking water may temporarily increase the body’s resting expenditure, meaning the amount of calories the body burns while resting.
Drinking warm water can also help speed up weight loss, with the body working to bring the water back down to body temperature.
Drinking a glass of warm water in the morning can increase the body’s temperature, therefore increasing metabolic rate.
The increase in metabolic rate actually allows the body to burn more calories.
Along with drinking cold or hot water, another simple tip to help speed up weight loss is by sleeping a certain amount of time.
Weight loss can be sped up or slowed down by a person’s sleeping time, says a new study.
It was revealed that people who get under six hours or over eight hours of sleep will have more trouble slimming down.
Sleep has a direct affect on the body’s hormones, and having too little sleep can increase the body’s level of hunger hormones.
Getting not enough sleep has a negative impact on the brain, dulling the brain’s frontal lobe, which is responsible for decision making and impulse control.