I look to a few people for motivation to help me lead a healthier lifestyle and one of those guys is Mike Dolce. Dolce is a big proponent of drinking A LOT of water–he drinks two gallons per day–and says that it aids in weight loss. Mike Dolce also suggests drinking water first thing in the morning, but why?
Drinking water first thing in the morning is great for a number of reasons. Personally, I always wake up dehydrated. I don’t know if it’s just the six or seven hour stretch of not drinking, or maybe I’m breathing with my mouth open and that dries out my mouth. Either way, I’m always thirsty right when I wake up, and I like to have something before I drink a cup of coffee or a smoothie.
Another reason for drinking a big glass of water in the morning is that it can help you out in a couple ways if you’re trying to lose weight. For one, it can help fill you up so you’re not eating a giant breakfast first thing in the morning. Secondly, it’s a way to kick start your metabolism first thing in the morning before you even get your day started.
It can be hard when you’re rushing around each morning to remember that glass of water. But, to help myself out, I now take a bottle (reusable, of course) to bed with me each night. If I wake up during the night and I’m thirsty, I won’t have to get out of bed. It’s also there for me when it is time to get up and I’m ready to start my day.
Give it a try and see if you notice a difference.