Water is the main component of blood and it transports nutrients to tissues while removing toxins for metabolism disposal. If you don’t drink enough water you will slow down your metabolic rate. If you are consuming caffeine, low carbohydrates, and high protein in your diet YOU MUST drink up! These healthy diet plans with exercise will dehydrate you so you must drink 8-10 full glasses of water per day in order to keep your metabolism going strong. If you do not consume the recommended glasses of water per day you will dehydrate and force your body to rely on sugar as fuel rather than fatty acids.