Did you know
Our bodies are about 60 percent water. Water regulates our body temperature, moves nutrients through our cells, keeps our mucous membranes moist and flushes waste from our bodies. Our lungs are 90 percent water, our brains are 70 percent water and our blood is more than 80 percent water.
We are ‘water bodies’ and as such we need lots of it to lose weight and maintain health.
Many of you are asking “how do I get started in losing weight?” This is it:
DRINK MORE WATER!
Think of it this way. Let’s say you have a bowl that is caked with dirt. You chip off the dirt and fill the bowl with water but not to overflowing. If you let it sit, eventually the water is evaporated and the dirt is left there again. To get rid of the dirt you have to overflow the bowl which will wash away the dirt.
Losing weight and water are like that. If you do any exercise at all, even just taking a walk, your body chips away fat. But if you don’t drink lots of water, the fat isn’t washed out of your system.
- When I wake up and start to make my coffee I have a drink of water. (total water count: 1)
- By the time I get to work, I try to finish a 24oz sport bottle of water (total water count: 4)
- By noon, I finish one more 24oz water bottle (total water count: 7)
By this time, my body is washing out the extra “dirt” in my system so I’m hitting the restroom pretty regularly! But look! By noon or so, I’m only 1 drink away from my minimum goal of 8 drinks.
- Then by the time I get home from work, I’ll drink another 24ounces. (total water count: 10)
It took 3 days to get use to this schedule but within those 3 days I’d lost 3 pounds. Doesn’t sound like much but multiply that over a month and you can be on track to lose a solid 10-15 pounds. Can you imagine?!
So for the next 10 days, follow the above plan and I guarantee that you’ll lose weight. Before you do so, make sure you reread part 1+2.
The next blog answers the question “Can I do this?”
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