from tim ferris, ‘the 4 hour body’:
“to ensure optimal liver function for fat loss, increased hydration is a must.
Insufficient water intake (“i just don’t like drinking much water”) seems to be particularly common among women. My mother plateaued in fat loss and, looking at her water intake, i insisted she add a few more glasses. she immediately started losing fat again and lost 3 pounds in the subsequent week.
make a special effort to drink more water on your “cheat” day, as the carbohydrate overload will pull water to your digestive tract and muscle glycogen. i you don’t get enough water, headaches will be the result.”