Win it back… Your Body that is!

Day 3 of the 10 tips to a new you! I will give you tip 3 and then I will be inviting you into my FREE support Group!

 

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Did you know that you should be drinking 50% of your body weight in ounces of water? Ex. if you weight 150 lbs you should drink 75 ounces of water! Great Right? Well it may be hard for some of you to remember so here are some tips on trying so you can remember to drink enough water throughout the day!

  1. water bottleTake a water bottle and put 1 colored rubber band and the others white or vice versa…. For every bottle you finish move a white band above the colored so you will know how many you have drank and how many more you need to drink!
  2. Buy a water bottle that is large enough to hold 1/2 of what you should be drinking so you know you only need 2!
  3. Drink 8-12 ounces before Every Meal! That would give you roughly 48-72 ounces, plus what you will drink throughout the day!
  4. Start drinking only water- add fruit to it or fresh lemon!
  5. Drink as much as you can and when you start to feel light headed, dizzy, or dry mouth you are DEHYDRATED!!!! Stay hydrated even in the winter!!!!functions-of-water-in-the-body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is water so beneficial to your body? ^^^^^ LOOK UP!

 

How often do you forget to drink enough water before you are starting to feel dehydrated AKA Different!? It happens more than not and that is because some don’t know how much to drink or they just honestly forget!

 

I challenge you to drink 1 gallon of water a day (even if your only to drink 50 ounces) Comment below if you accept my challenge!

 

 

***Before we wrap up I want to invite you into my next group starting Monday October 28th- we will be following Tosca Reno’s Book Eat Clean Stripped once you order it you can join this group– we will literally go through for 4 weeks and follow the meal plan and learn why we are eating this way and why it is so great for us to eat clean! There are no other requirements!!! I will be working out to T25 and drinking shakeology daily If you are looking to workout and get healthy while learning how to eat then this would be a great combination– not not necessary!

1028 clean eating!

 

 

Contact me today if you would like to join this group! nminton24@gmail.com or on Facebook.  If not come back tomorrow for Tip #4 or sign up for the free newsletter below!

 

 

DRINK MORE WATER! WHY it is so important…

Lean Lesson: DRINK CALORIE-FREE BEVERAGES!!!! (Taken from ChaLEAN Extreme Nutrition Guide)

  • Drink 6-8 Eight Ounce glasses of  water a day.
  • A glass of water 30 minutes before a meal will help curb your hunger.
  • Avoid Drinking with your meals. It may slow down your digestion. If you must, limit yourself to a small glass of water.
  • Avoid ALL Sugared Soda.
  • Diet soda and zero-calorie, artificially sweetened beverages are OK in moderation, with a MAXIMUM of 1 a day.
  • Coffee and tea are also fine in MODERATION, but avoid cream and sugar (if you need sweetener, use Stevia, a natural root-based sweetener with no sugar or chemicals.)
  • Seltzer Water with lemon or lime.
  • Herbal Ices teas.
  • Add Lemon or Lime to your water!

WHY is Water so IMPORTANT?!?!

While not everyone agrees on its flavor, water remains essential for life. On average, 61.8 percent of your body weight is water, and water composes roughly 80 percent of your blood and 90 percent of your brain. Because of its nutritional content and its direct availability into your bloodstream, water can significantly boost health while increasing weight loss.

Reduces Fluid Retention

People often believe that drinking water can lead to increased fluid retention. However, it is the consumption of soft drinks, fruit juices and sports drinks, high in sodium, that help to retain fluid. Sodium, found in salty foods and preservatives, triggers cells to retain excess liquid for use in bodily functions. Water helps to flush additional sodium from the kidneys, lowering the amount of fluid in the body and leading to weight loss.

When you drink water as a beverage of choice, you are less likely to choose other drinks which contain sugar and high fructose corn syrup. These drinks, like sodas and sweetened juices, can increase insulin levels, resulting in more sugar stored as fat. So, water causes weight loss by keeping you from drinking beverages that would normally lead to weight gain.

Waste Removal

Drinking plenty of water promotes regularity. Water increases salivary gland functioning and works as a digestive tract lubricant, assisting with the breakdown of food during digestion. Constipation can cause the body to absorb more nutrients like fat from digested particles, and enough stored matter can result in extra pounds on the scale. So, drinking water will help you lose weight by minimizing backed up wastes in the body.

Speeds Metabolism

Studies have shown that drinking ice water can increase the number of calories you burn for a short while. Although scientists disagree on the extent to which drinking cold water helps, at least 8 additional calories are burned with every 8-oz. glass. Moreover, drinking cold water as opposed to a cold soda reduces the amount of calories you take in. Regardless of if it burns additional calories, water helps you lose weight.

Assists with Exercise

In most weight loss plans, the recommendation of exercise requires the refueling of liquids lost to sweat. Water is important to weight loss in the sense that it helps eliminate bad nutrients, balances excess electrolytes from sports drinks, buffers against dehydration and keeps the joints lubricated. Also, by reducing the stress of exercise, water makes it possible to partake in longer workouts, increasing the number of calories burned.

I find A TON OF VALUABLE INFORMATION ON LIVESTRONG.COM!!!!
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/78550-water-important-weight-loss/#ixzz1qVRxk3z6

 

Why is water Important while exercising?!?!

While exercising, the body loses fluid through sweating. Drinking water is important to replace the fluid loss and prevent dehydration. Severe dehydration may cause irritability, confusion and altered mental status.