Very!!! Water is vital to the body functioning properly. Water helps to flush toxins out; (you’ve heard that before). Here’s why: When the body releases waste from the cells, which happens every second of the day, it has to protect itself by moving this acidic waste out of the system. One way to decrease acid in the system is to dilute it with water. So, here’s a good scenario: You are doing great in your fat loss, you’ve had three good days of losing .8, .6, and 1 pound. You’re thrilled! Then whammmmm, you stall for 2 days in a row. What happened? One possibility is that your body is diluting the newly released acid in your body by retaining water. This dilution will allow your body to remove these toxins more easily without harm. So, after your 2-day stall, you miraculously drop 1.2 pounds! Your body neutralized the acid and was able to release the waste and the extra water it took to neutralize it. This is why consumption of water is so, so, so important! When we lose weight at this rate, our body is releasing fat soluble toxins back into the system. More water will help your body neutralize the acidic toxins with greater ease. Tea and coffee are, by nature, acidic. If this is all you are drinking, you are keeping your body in a state of acidosis. Rethink your lifestyle choices and benefit greatly!