To Sara of Fit by Sara: “I’ve read that drinking water is particularly important if one wants to lose weight.  Why is this?  Also, I drink lots of fluids such as diet soda and coffee, does that count?”

From Fit by Sara: “The reason why it’s so important to drink water is because our bodies are made up of more than 80% water.  We need to keep our bodies hydrated or we’ll begin to mistake our thirst for hunger.  Drinking diet drinks and coffee do not count as water because both are diuretics and will actually de-hydrate your body.  Water is the best bet for your body–pure water, nothing added!  Once you get in the habit of drinking water, you won’t believe how often your body will crave it.  You’ll also like the added benefits of healthier skin, hair, nails, and weight loss!” -Sara Holliday MFT, CPT

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