So the question for today is this . . . how do we lose weight and stay in control during the holidays???
Well . . . let's take the next few days and discover the possibilities . . .
Today . . . we'll talk about "water weight"
Did you know . . . that the body "WON"T" lose "FAT" until it loses its "extra" water weight first???
Or that the average person carries between 1 - 5 pounds of extra "water weight" on any given day???
How about this . . . the average adult body is made up of about 60% "water".
And in that 60% . . . if you break it down even more . . .
Our brain and heart are made up of 73% water, the lungs are about 83%, our skin 64%, muscles and kidneys 79% and our bones 31% water.
So you can clearly see . . . we need to have ample water in our body for optimal health . . .
But . . . it's the "extra" water that's unhealthy and makes us feel uncomfortable.
Okay . . . so the amount of "extra water weight" the body stores can vary a lot . . . with no two people being the same.
So how much "water weight" can we lose???
Well . . . that depends on a few factors . . . like your body size and composition.
For example . . . an obese person could lose 10 pounds of "water weight" in just 2 days . . . whereas, a thin person may only lose 1 pound in that same 2 days.
Even "peeing" helps to lose "water weight" . . . the average 24 hour "urine loss" is about 1.8 to 4.4 pounds
Okay . . . so as we now know . . . we must lose our extra water weight before the body will start to lose its "fat" weight.
And how do we do that???
Well first . . . we "must" drink more water.
I know, I know . . . I'm such a nag about drinking a lot of water . . .
And I know you're probably thinking . . . I thought we were trying to "lose" water weight . . . not add to it.
Well . . . drinking "more" water actually helps to "flush out" the "extra" water weight in our "CELLS".
So just another reason to "drink" for water.
Next up . . . we must "increase" the amount of "protein" we consume everyday. This helps to keep the body functioning properly.
We must also "decrease" our sodium intake, our "complex" carbohydrate intake and our "bad" simple carbohydrates like sugar, pasta and breads.
And we must focus on eating whole, non-processed foods to accomplish our mission of losing our "extra water weight" and pounds.
So tomorrow we'll continue with a way to jump start the weight loss process.
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