Water intake is very important, hydration or dehydration can effect your body’s many functions from performance to fat-burning etc. Ensuring you are properly hydrated is crucial in order to lead a healthy life and have your body run like a fine tuned machine. When you consume the proper amount of water you have a proper balance of hydration in your body. If you consume too little you become dehydrated and your body then wants to hold on to any water you consume, this will make you look softer of fatter as the water is usually held subcutaneously (under the skin). If you are holding water often the best thing to do is to drink more water, after so many hours your body will realize that it is hydrated or over hydrated and will start releasing the excess water to maintain its proper balance.