Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Losing Weight By Drinking Water

It's true; you can lose weight just by drinking water. And to think of all that money I've spent on commercial diet-beverages with chemicals added to them in order to make the other chemicals taste better - when I could've had a glass of water... As obvious as it may seem that drinking water is better than drinking sodas, the truth is so much greater. Water is practically a miracle weight-loss drug - for more reasons than you can imagine.

For starters, you are made mostly of water; keeping yourself replenished improves your overall health - a part of which is maintaining healthy weight and metabolism. Drinking water allows your cells to get rid of waste in the "old water," much like changing the oil in a car - replacing the old, dirty oil with fresh, clean oil. Just like a car, you run a lot better when you're "fresh and clean." Also, as the water flushes old toxins and waste debris from your cells - including fat deposits - it cleans your kidneys and helps your body function more efficiently. Water also hydrates, flushes, stimulates, and improves the function of the digestive system, as well -- speeding digestion and the removal of waste before your body converts the undigested food into fat for storage somewhere on your body.

The average person should drink about one-half their body weight - in ounces - of water each day. For example, if you weigh 200-pounds, you would drink 100-ounces of water - about 3-liters. That might sound like a lot of water, but for many people, if they aren't drinking, they're eating. In fact, most of the times people eat, they are eating because they misinterpreted a "thirst signal" telling them they need water. You need much more water than food; but most people eat much more food than water. The average American is dehydrated and overweight. This isn't "bad;" but it is the result of thinking and behaviors we can change if we want a different result. But we have to do this for ourselves; no one else can do it for us.

When you are drinking enough water, you simply don't get hungry as often. Besides the fact that most of the times you think you're hungry, you're really thirsty, having water in your stomach sends a signal that you are "full." You won't want to eat with a stomach full of water. As you become hydrated, you'll notice yourself eating less, losing weight, feeling better, healthier, and more flexible, and having more energy and vitality. As you find yourself with more energy and flexibility (hydrated cells are flexible cells...), you will find yourself wanting to become more active - adding to your overall health and fitness.

It should be obvious that, if you drink water when you're thirsty - instead of a glass full of liquid sugar and chemicals - you will quench your thirst, replenish your cells, and clean your body. Quenching your body's thirst should be a life-enhancing experience, not one that makes you feel "heavy" and "polluted." The more water you drink, the less sodas, etc, you'll be able to drink; and, the less you drink beverages with sugars and chemicals in them, the less appeal they have. After drinking only water for a short while, you will be able to feel the chemical effects of the other beverages you consume - the buzzing of the caffeine, or the surge and drop of sugar, the acids burning away at you, etc... It simply feels better to drink water. And, with no side-effects, it's one of the best weight-loss drugs on the market.

Pete Koerner, author of The Belief Formula

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