Water sustains life, and we need much more of it than we think. We are composed of 50-75% water, and this element carries out vital processes in the body, such as regulating body temperature, carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells, dissolving minerals and nutrients, aiding digestion, protecting body organs and tissues, lubricating joints, among others.
Not to mention, drinking at least a gallon of water per day can accelerate weight loss.
According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, drinking 17 ounces of water increases metabolic rate by 30% in healthy men and women. Their metabolism peaked 30-40 minutes after the subjects drank.
Let’s look at another study that proves the amazing things that can happen to your body after drinking a gallon of water per day. Researchers from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom conducted a 12-week experiment in which they gave 84 obese adults weight loss advice and put them in one of two groups. The first group drank 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before their meals, while the second group simply imagined feeling full after their meal. The result? The first group ended up losing three pounds more than the second.
In addition to losing weight, here’s what else can happen if you drink a gallon of water per day:
- Helps keep us alert
- Prevents headaches
- Boosts cognitive abilities
- Protects our heart
Drinking a gallon of water per day might seem like a lot to some people, but you can have very drastic results after just 30 days. In fact, a woman from the UK tried out this experiment for herself, and the results are simply shocking. Read on to find out more about what happened!
These Things Happen To Your Body When You Drink A Gallon Of Water Every Day
When it comes to water, unfortunately, a shocking 75% of Americans suffer from chronic dehydration, according to a report by CBS.
In the UK, 1 in 5 people suffer from dehydration as well, but one woman decided to do something about this growing problem. Sarah Smith, a mother of two from the UK, realized that she wasn’t drinking near enough water every day. She had health problems as a result, such as poor digestion, headaches, and overall fatigue. After meeting with several doctors, they all told her the same thing: drink more water. So, she tried an experiment where she would document her journey of drinking more water. Every day for 30 days, she decided to drink a gallon of water and take a before and after photo to see if she noticed any physical changes, as well as internal benefits.
When she began this experiment, she noticed that “I am 42, but have to admit I look more like 52 in this picture, which is shocking. There are dark shadows under and around my eyes, which make me look exhausted, a profusion of wrinkles and strange reddish blotches, and my skin lacks any lustre. It looks dead….even my lips look shrivelled.”
So, to combat these issues, she drank water throughout the day in jugs during the morning, afternoon, and evening. She felt better, leaner, and fitter, and looked noticeably different from the beginning of the experiment. Here are her before and after photos:
At the end of the first week, she had already noticed that her digestion improved and her urine had turned clear due to all of the flushing of toxins from her body. She also suffered breakouts, but that actually was a positive sign, since toxins get flushed from our bodies through our skin quite often. Her headaches also disappeared, and her joint stiffness that always bothered her in the morning had improved dramatically.
The second week brought on a huge improvement in her skin tone and complexion, though her eyes still appeared wrinkled, but Sarah said “they look less creepy and shadowy than before”. She also had a noticeably flatter stomach, and her cellulite had disappeared! Also, she still didn’t suffer from headaches.
Sarah found that her eye wrinkles and dark circles had disappeared, and her skin just looked healthier. She also ate less, as she mistook hunger signals for thirst signals in the past. Many people don’t recognize the difference between these signals unless they have had enough water for their weight and age.