3 Reasons for drinking more water.
1. Almost all over weight people do not drink enough water and drink either soda or coffeee drinks.
2. Water helps the body detox which is important for fat loss and nutrients are best supplied to a hydrated body.
3. Athletic preformance is best when optimally hydrated. The military was a good example, when a soldier did not drink enough water, they would pass out and become a heat causalty. In civialian life we see lack of hydration in excess body fat and poor health.
As a trainer I am always asked about the secret to fat loss or the best nutritional tips. We are always bombarded with new costly products that promise results. We all know that in this country, we do not eat fresh food and also eat out too much.
So any “new thing” wheather it is a vitamin, supplement, or new lattest super berry drink will give temporyary results. Anything added to a less than optimal diet will produce results but I always want to promote the healthy lifestyle. Also you don’t always have to spend extra money to improve your diet or health. Water is free!
We all forget about drinking enough water. A human being can go longer without food than water. Many Americans like to go to Starbucks, Coffee Bean, and places like Pete’s Coffee. So if you like your coffee, you are drinking a dieretic so you are already working against the basic standerd of at least 8 classes of water. Then we have juice which some people might think could be healthy. If it has high frutose corn syrup, you want to find a new brand that comes from at least concentrate. Fresh is always better. Now soda is just bad and should be avoided if you are trying to lose weight or practice a healthy lifestyle. Many experts say that tap water is not as healthy so you can invest in some filters that are not that costly to some very expensive ones. Most of us buy our weekly supply of bottled water.
How much to drink? Most experts suggest 8 classes and water enthusiasts say a gallon a day. I like to share both ends of the spectrum and let people find what works best for them. So if you are not satisfied with your results you can always check your water intake and make improvements.