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Thirst occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. Sometimes you eat food out of boredom. Keeping track of what you drink and eat will help stop overeating. It will also clue in to how much you drink a day, and what your liquid needs are.
Dehydration symptoms include constipation, thirst, dry skin, a sluggish feeling, dizziness, dry eyes and decreased urine output. Drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day will help prevent dehydration.
If you do not get enough to drink on a daily basis, you will feel tired. You will feel hungry because your body thinks it needs food for energy. This sense of feeling tired relates to your body not taking in enough fluids, which help your body function better. Your body’s organs need water just as a car’s engine needs fuel to run efficiently.
Water, a neutral liquid, easily can quench thirst. Water helps you feel better and helps your body function normally, Weight Watchers.com say. You will eat less when you have adequate hydration. Caffeinated drinks, such as soft drinks, contain additives and interfere with your body’s ability to rid itself of toxins. Most drinks advertise the ability to act as anti-toxins. The best anti-toxin is water because it helps flush toxins naturally out of your body.