This Is How Much Water You Should Be Drinking Every Day To Lose Weight

When you think weight loss, your mind probably goes to a few places: more exercise, healthy food, plenty of sleep, stress reduction.

Drinking more water may not be on the list—but it should be! (Plus, who doesn't love the look of a super cute water bottle?)

Drinking water is important for many reasons. "Drinking water helps regulate body temperature, keep our joints lubricated, prevents infections, deliver nutrients to cells

Keeps our organs and body functioning properly," says Seattle-based registered dietitian nutritionist Angel Planells, RDN

who is a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

There is no question that water is essential to survival. If you're trying to lose weight, drinking water also plays a huge part in whether you can achieve your goals.

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