Drinking lots of water is one of the most important factors for losing weight. Our bodies are over 70% water and they need a large amount of this liquid to maintain their daily functions. Water helps to clean our systems and get rid of harmful toxins. When you water intake is not enough, your body actually turns to the water reserves it has which in turn, leaves you bloated. In order to release the extra water, you need to drink enough of it during the day. Water is also the best no-calorie source to fill up your stomach which makes you feel that you are not hungry. Try consuming ice cold water to actually burn more calories. Your body needs to warm up the ice cold water and it uses calories to do so. This is the so called the “thermogenic effect”. You can burn about 100 calories a day by drinking one gallon of ice cold water. Over a period of a month, this comes to almost 1 pound (for a month) and 12 pounds of easy weight loss per year!