(2) It helps fill you up so that you consume smaller portions of food (which, hopefully, equates to less calories.)
(3) It flushes toxins from the body so that your digestive system works more efficiently.
With this said, there is absolutely NO medical evidence that drinking water flushes fat out of your system. Please DO NOT fall prey to some website touting a "secret" additive to bottled water that makes this possible.
It is all nonsense.
Help your fat loss by drinking water
The elements of a safe fat loss plan will include staying hydrated, but just drinking water will NOT supercharge your weight loss. You must adhere to a comprehensive program that includes making good food choices and getting regular and consistent exercise.
* Calories are the key to any fat loss program. When you establish a slight calorie deficit each week, you will burn belly fat.
* You must commit to regular workouts that include strength building with weights, and cardio that integrates interval training.
* When you fail to drink enough water, the body interprets that as "There will be no more! Store the fat! Store the fat!" and your metabolism slows way down.
* Integrate drinking more water progressively. During your first week, drink two glasses immediately on waking.
* The next week, add in drinking a glass of cold water and eating an apple 15-20 minutes before your main meals of lunch and dinner. This will make you feel more full, and you will consume less calories.
* In your third week, add in drinking a glass of water with your snacks between your three main meals.
* By the end of the month, you should be close to consuming 1 to 1-1/2 gallons of water per day.
Remember, you can certainly aid fat loss by drinking water...but it is just one element of a comprehensive strategy. In order to lose belly fat and build lean muscle, you must include making good food choices and establishing a consistent routine of weight workouts and cardio.