I know, I know, we've all heard this one over
and over again. But how many of us really drink enough water?
I'm talking at least 10 8 ounce glasses of water a day, minimum.
really try to take in a full gallon of water each day.
Why, you ask? Let me count the ways. First
of all, our bodies are over 70% water. That should tell you something
right there. And you all know that you can go much longer without
food than you can without water.
The body needs a lot of water in order to maintain
its daily functions efficiently. In addition, water helps to flush
out harmful toxins, as well as prime the body for fat loss.
If your body isn't getting enough water,
it does everything it can to hold on to the water it does have.
The problem with this, is the way it holds onto the water. You
see, over 70% of your muscle is made up of water. It helps to
give your muscles that full, pumped look (along with
However, if your body is not taking in enough
water, that water is used for other things, leaving you bloated.
And the way to get rid of that excess water, believe it or not,
is to take in enough water.
This will rid you of that excess water weigh
that bloats you, and begin to help your body run more efficiently
and priming it to begin dropping body fat.
Once you begin taking in enough water, your
body starts dropping weight, possibly 4 or 5 pounds in the first
week. Now, this is mostly water weight. However, doing so does
optimizes your bodily functions, allowing it to run more efficiently
and start burning stored body fat for energy.
Here's another little trick you can use. Instead
of just drinking water, begin drinking ice cold water. You see,
there is a metabolic cost to eating. In other words, the digestion
of food, as you'll read about in the next tip, takes calories.
Well, so does drinking ice cold water.
The body needs to heat up this water in order
to be able to use it properly and doing so takes energy, i.e.,
calories. You can burn another 50 to 100 calories a day by drinking
one half gallon to a gallon of ice cold water per day.
It doesn't seem like much. However, in addition
to all the other benefits of taking in enough water, by drinking
ice cold water, you can drop almost a full pound of fat each month,
or 12 pounds per year.
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