when most people think of nutrients that we should be consuming to lose fat and transform our bodies what comes to mind?
we think of eating more protein to support muscle growth
or consuming less carbohydrates because we've been told for so long that if we eat less carbs it's good for weight loss (which i do agree with!)
but no one stops to think about water
matter of fact i have a few clients that absolutely hate drinking water
with a capital H.A.T.E!
what if H2o was the missing link?
what if all you needed to do was drink more water to break through that fat loss plateau?
here your going to learn 5 ways that water will help you get better fat loss results
#1... it helps to speed up your metabolism
a study in the journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism found that drinking water (about 17 oz) increased metabolic rate by 30% in healthy men and women.
The boost occurred within 10 minutes but reached a maximum 30-40 minutes after drinking.
now i know that a 30% increase may not sound like a lot but...
for those of us that have the metabolism that moves at a turtles pace 30% in like heaven!
#2... signs of hunger are often signs of thirst
have you ever tried drinking a few glasses of water before a meal?
your automatically less hungry
it's simple... the water takes up the space where all that food would have gone leaving you with less of an appetite
now, your probably saying to yourself...
"thanks professor obvious for the breakthrough concept"
but wait... before you tune me out there is more
you see, the part of your brain that is responsible for interpreting hunger is also responsible for thirst signals, which can result in mixed signals.
here is a way of knowing the difference between the two
if it's been less then 4 hours after a meal and you feel hungry reach for 2 glasses of water
if your still hungry after the second glass then there is a chance that your meal was lacking in something
a trick that i find works for my clients is adding a little more fat to their meals
fat is very satisfying and may help curb your appetite too
#3... hydration helps to power your workouts
the sad truth about this one is
most of us that hit the gym hard have suffered from this more often then we probably realize
the reason why i say that is because you don't start to feel the effects of dehydration until it's to late
it only takes about a 2% loss in water weight to start to effect your performance in the gym
i normally recommend my clients to drink about 16oz of water before their workouts and another 12oz for every 30 minutes of exercise
to see just how much your losing try this before and after your next workout
weigh yourself before and after you workout
if your weight post workout is 3-5% less then your pre workout weight that means
that your not drinking enough and are potentially harming your results in the gym
#4... you'll feel a boost in your energy
did you know that the human body is made up of 60-70% water?
yes... i kid you not
and what does all of this water do inside our bodies
it keeps our cells firing on all pistons
it keeps that hard earned muscle pumped with much needed oxygen
and your brain nice and hydrated so you can focus on transforming that body into a fat burning machine
i encourage each and every one of my clients to start off their morning routine by drinking 1-2 glasses of water
this practice will definitely get you in the right state of mind to win the day!
if you'd like to check out how i get my day started watch my youtube video...
"super charge your morning routine" below
#5...it has zero empty calories
how many calories does a glass of plain Jane water have in it?
if you guessed
0... your guess was correct!
so it would make sense that if you just cut out all of the drinks that are providing you with those no good empty calories
that you would be able to not only lose weight
but lose a whole lot of body fat
now if you've never heard of the term "empty calorie" before
they are the type of calories that provide your body with energy
but no nutritional value
and who has time for that...?
just say no to the empty calories!
so there you have it... my "top 5 ways drinking more water will help you get better fat loss results".
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