It’s common knowledge by now that water is not only the source of life, but it’s also very beneficial when it comes to losing weight. There’s so much scientific evidence available today, which links water consumption to increased weight loss. Here are just a few examples:
Weight loss was ~2 kg greater in the water group than in the nonwater group, and the water group (beta = -0.87, P < 0.001) showed a 44% greater decline in weight over the 12 weeks than the nonwater group (beta = -0.60, P < 0.001). 
Drinking 500 ml of water increased metabolic rate by 30%. The increase occurred within 10 min and reached a maximum after 30-40 min. 
Absolute and relative increases in drinking water were associated with significant loss of body weight and fat over time, independent of covariates. 
I could go on and on about how awesome water is, but that’s unnecessary. The problem for the majority, I found, is it’s quite difficult for people to start drinking plain water, when all they drank for a big portion of their life was soda. Why?
Because tap water is disgusting!
It smells, it tastes weird and overtime it turns the bottom of your electric kettle into a rock. Of course you can always buy bottled water, but who wants to when there’s delicious liquid diabetes in a bottle right next to it? So what’s the solution?
Water filtration system.
Install a water filtration system at your home immediately! I got mine installed as soon as I moved into my own place, which was about 8 years ago. And it, which is a reverse osmosis system, still provides me with the purest water possible.
The whole system was around €400 including installation back then, but now they are significantly cheaper. You only need to switch filters (they cost around €25) once every 6 months or so, but I went as far as a whole year without changing and water quality remained the same.
My first glass…
I still remember my first glass after installing the thing. My eyes saw that there was water in the glass, my mind knew what to expect, based on all the previous tap water experience, but when I made my first sip it was the most confusing experience ever.
It had absolutely no taste, no odor, just like it’s supposed to. My mind could not understand what was happening. The only thing I felt was cold freshness pouring down my throat. Now this is the norm for me and I actually enjoy drinking water every time I pour myself a glass.
Which system to choose?
I honestly can’t tell you, I have a reverse osmosis system under my sink, which is connected to the plumbing system and I have no complaints at all. Other systems are designed to sit on your top counter and you have to fill it with water manually.
However, there are some pros and cons in these systems. For example, the top counter system requires manual refilling, but in case of an emergency you can take it with you. Under the sink system is filled with water automatically, but you are unable to move it, unless you want to become a plumber for a day.
If you live in a house then the portable system is a better option. But if you live in an apartment like me, then under the sink option is probably a better choice.
To sum it up…
If you want to lose weight, you need to drink lots of water. If your tap water is disgusting, I recommend you invest in a filtering system for your home. You’ll fall in love with something as simple as plain water and it will significantly increase your weight loss progress.