Yes it does. And there are actually quite a few reasons why drinking plenty of water each day can help you shed some extra pounds.
1) It Keeps You Full
Drinking a big glass of water before you are getting ready to eat or having it with your meal will quickly fill up your stomach without adding any calories. This will keep you from overeating.
2) You’re Not Hungry, You’re Thirsty
Because the regions of the brain in charge of letting use know that we are hungry and thirsty are so close together, we often mistake thirst for hunger. Always start with a glass of water when you feel hungry outside of meal time, wait 20 minutes and see if you still feel hungry. Of course drinking plenty of water throughout the day will keep you from feeling thirsty and then mistaken it for hunger in the first place.
3) You Need Water To Metabolize Fat
In order to lose weight you need your body to turn energy stored as fat back into something it can use. This is done by the liver. The liver needs plenty of water to metabolize (or convert) the body fat.
4) It’ Boosts Your Overall Metabolism
Drinking plenty of water makes sure that your body runs properly and thus allows you to metabolize more efficiently. In other words, by simply drinking plenty of water, you will start to burn more calories no matter what you do – even in your sleep.