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What's another "element" to "losing weight"?


Okay . . . so today, let's talk about another way to "measure" weight loss . . .


And that would be . . . the body's ability to "flush" out toxins and "excess" water weight.


You see . . . the "byproduct" of "FAT" metabolism . . . leaves the body as "WATER" . . .


And this is done . . . when the skin sweats . . .


The kidneys produce urine and we pee . . .


And when the lungs produce carbon dioxide and we "exhale" . .


So how much "water" does the body actually hold???


Well . . . adults hold between 50 - 59% of their body weight as "water" on average.


With "woman" . . . due to having a higher body "fat" content at 12% . . . and a lower muscle mass . . . we contain closer to the 50% "water" content in the body.


Whereas . . . "men" . . . due to having a lower body "fat" content at 3% . . . and a higher muscle mass . . . you contain closer to the 59% "water" content in the body.


And this is why . . . we can "gain" or "lose" . . . 2 or 4 pounds overnight.


IT'S NOT "FAT" PEOPLE . . . IT'S "WATER" WEIGHT!


And too much "water weight" in the body can cause . . . bloating and puffiness in the abdomen, legs and arms.


So how much "extra" water weight does the average body actually hold???


Well . . . it can vary a lot from person to person . . . but the average person "stores" and "carries" between 1 - 5 pounds of "extra" water weight every day.


Now . . . that's the average healthy person . . .


But . . . if you are "carrying" extra pounds around also . . . the downside to this is . . . the body will "ALSO" carry more "water weight".


And that 1 - 5 pounds of "water weight" . . . now becomes . . . 5 - 10 pounds of "water weight".


Okay . . . next question . . . how do we know if we're holding EXTRA or too much "water weight" in the body???


Well . . . if you "press" on your skin . . . and an indentation stays there for a couple of "seconds" . . . that's a sure sign that you have "too much" fluid in the body.


This now . . . is called . . . "retaining water".


So how can we help to "deplete" this extra "fluid"???


Well . . . by doing simple things like . . .


Drinking more water to flush toxins our of the body

Avoid salty and sugary foods

Exercise regularly

Eat "hydrating" foods

Consume "compliant" carbohydrates

Get better sleep

Decrease stress

Or increase potassium and magnesium intake in the body


But as always, please consult your own healthcare provider before doing so


So tomorrow, let's continue about the "importance" of WHEN to drink water to help this "flushing" process.


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