Im sure you have heard this over and over. “Drink more Water!” but do you know why its so important?
Well, Im about to explain to you and give you my secret to how you can switch from soft drinks to water.
Water shuttles nutrients throughout our body and helps rid it of toxins along with flush fat, toxins and promotes healthy skin. There are too many benefits to drinking water that I could go on and on so ill keep it quick. Basically it plays a role in every chemical reaction within our cells.
The liver, for example, is nearly 95% comprised of water. I can’t emphasize how important your liver is to your body. The liver breaks down toxins and removes them from the body. It stores fat soluble vitamins. And most importantly it has a huge role in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. Your liver is responsible for breaking down fatty acids and transporting them to the blood to be metabolized.
What does water have to do with the liver? With the liver being so important for fat oxidation, it is imperative that we are keeping it running at 100% efficiency. When you don’t drink enough water, your kidneys, which are also responsible for removing toxins and waste material, cannot fully function. As a result, your liver has to pick up the slack. If your liver has to work twice as hard to remove toxins, fat metabolism is not going to be able to function 100% efficiently and so your body ends up storing things it shouldn’t in places you definitely don’t want it too and that means you will not have that tight & toned figure your after.
Sometimes being hydrated is the difference between getting those last two reps in. It may not seem like much of a difference, but that better workout could be just what those thighs need to get rid of that dimple…if you know what I mean;)
So make sure you are drinking enough water to support your fat loss goals. Aim for 1 gallon of water a day. If it makes it easier, fill up a 1 gallon jug of water, and make sure it’s gone by the end of the day. This might seem like a lot, but that is only 8 – 16 ounces glasses.
If you drink a glass at each of your five meals, you only will have 3 to go and at least for me, I can get those in at my workout. Hardest part is just getting the habit of drinking it to begin with. You may not be thirsty at first, but as your body starts to let the water go that it’s been holding onto, you’ll notice that you’re thirsty more often.
your body will crave it and you will see appetite will decrease.
This is what I do during food prep day and is my secret to staying tight…I add slices of lemon, limes, & oranges to my gallon of water and store it in the refrigerator. I grab this in the mornings on the way out. It saves money because you won’t be stopping off to buy drinks full of sugar and chemicals and by drinking the water you will burn more fat all day.
Hope this helps you on your way to living a more healthy lifestyle;)