HOW 8 GLASSES OF WATER KEEPS FAT AWAY
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Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body to metabolise stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase. While an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.
Here's why: The kidneys can't function properly without enough water. When they don't work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver's primary functions is to metabolise stored fat into usable energy for the body.
But if the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it can't operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolises less fat therefore more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops.
Drinking enough water is the BEST TREATMENT FOR WATER RETENTION. When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a threat to its survival and begins to hold onto every drop. Water is stored in extra-cellular spaces (outside the cells).
This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Diuretics offer a temporary solution at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water at the first opportunity.
Thus the condition quickly returns. The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs plenty of water. Only then will stored water be released. If you have a constant problem with water retention, excess salt may be to blame.
Your body will tolerate sodium only in certain concentrations. The more salt you eat, the more water your system retains to dilute it. But getting rid of unwanted salt is easy - just drink more water. As it's forced through the kidneys, it takes away excess sodium. The overweight person needs more water than the thin one.
Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water.
MAINTAINING MUSCLE TONE
Water helps to maintain the proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and prevent dehydration. It also helps to prevent the aging skin that usually follows weight loss - shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient.
Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of . . . all that metabolised fat must be shed. Again adequate water helps flush out the waste.
Water can help relieve constipation. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source. Result? Constipation. But when a person drinks enough water, normal bowel functions returns.
So far we've discovered some remarkable truths about water and weight loss:
The body will not function properly without enough water and can't metabolise stored fat efficiently.
Retained water show up as excess weight.
To get rid of excess water you must drink more water.
Drinking water is essential to weight loss.
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH WATER?
On average we should drink eight 250ml glasses every day. That's about 2 litres. The overweight person needs one additional glass for every 10kg (25lbs) of excess weight. The amount you drink should be increased if you exercise briskly or the weather is hot and dry. Water should preferably be cold - it's absorbed into the system more quickly than warm water. And some evidence suggests that cold water can actually help burn calories.
To utilise water most efficiently during weight loss, following this schedule:
Morning: 1 litre consumed over a 30 minute period
Noon: 1 litre consumed over a 30 minute period
Evening: 1 litre consumed between 5 and 6 o'clock
When the body gets the water it needs, it functions optimally. Its fluids are perfectly balanced. When this happens you have reached the breakthrough point.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Endocrine gland function improves
Fluid retention is alleviated as stored water is lost
More fat is used as fuel because the liver is free to metabolise stored fat
Natural thirst returns
There is a loss of hunger almost overnight
If you stop drinking enough water your body liquids are thrown out of balance again and you may experience fluid retention, unexplained weight gain, and loss of thirst. To remedy the problem, you have to go back and force another breakthrough and . . .
DRINK MORE WATER!!!
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