The truth is, if you want to lose weight, your first and primary step will be drinking plenty of water. Water significantly raises the metabolism. But how so?
As you may have already learned in school, a water (H2O) molecule consists of 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom), the oxygen portion being nearly 8 times larger than the entire molecular mass of both hydrogen atoms. In other words, water is composed of 89% oxygen and only 11% hydrogen. Visually, a water molecule looks somewhat like Mickey Mouse®, the two hydrogen atoms being the ears of Mickey.
Oxygen is the primary element that drives the metabolism and allows for the burning of fat, thus making the consumption of water a vital water an effective way of increasing the metabolism and losing weight.