It is a classic to come back from vacation with a few extra pounds. And so is wanting face the return with the intention of doing kindness and regain good eating habits that have often been left a bit parked during the summer months. In this article we explain the Japanese water therapy, a simple method that can help reduce unwanted kilos in addition to obtaining the benefits for our body that water intake supposes.
The water therapy technique is validated by the Japan Medical Association that affirms the effectiveness of drinking water on an empty stomach to detoxify the body and lose weight in a simple and fast way.
What is the therapy?
The key to this method to lose weight begins first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. At that moment We should drink 4 glasses of warm water without gas to which, if we want, we can add a few drops of lemon juice.
It is not necessary to drink all 4 glasses at once, but we can go little by little. In fact, the first few days, it can be difficult to drink so much water because you are not used to it, so it is possible to start with a glass and, each day, increase the amount of water until you reach the recommended 4.
The next step in therapy is wait for breakfast 45 minutes from which we have just drunk the 4 glasses of water.
Also, another guideline is not ingesting any food or liquid for two hours after each meal.
And finally, end the day by gargling with salt water for 2 minutes before going to sleep.
What do we get?
According to experts, when drinking water following these guidelines, the metabolism is activated and, in addition to rehydration, it favors the elimination of toxins since our body can eliminate them more easily thanks to the intake of water first thing in the morning.
On the other hand, it helps to reduce the feeling of hunger, regulates intestinal transit because it helps to mobilize the intestines every morning and promotes the desired weight loss. By drinking water on an empty stomach, the body begins to consume energy, preventing fat from accumulating. In addition, according to studies, drinking water significantly increases energy expenditure at rest in adults.
It must be taken into account, on the other hand, that it is advisable to complement the therapy with going out for a daily walk, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.