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Stay HydratedProper hydration lets all the body's functions work at more optimal levels. And research shows you should drink your water warm. Kennedy says you'll burn more cals if H20 is warmed to the body's core temp. In one German study, drinking warm water throughout the day caused metabolic rates to increase by about 30 percent.
Potassium is also helpful for hydration, since it brings water into the cells, says Koff. Eating potassium-rich foods like avocado and banana, and drinking coconut water, can help your body stay hydrated, too.
So how much water does the trick? Kennedy says to drink until you're urinating once an hour, and after that's met, you can enjoy herbal or non-caffeinated teas and fresh juices when you're thirsty. Ross says to drink half your body weight in ounces each day (so if you're 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water), and to check the color of your urine as a fail-safe test to see if you're getting enough -- a clear or very pale yellow is ideal.