Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Water Jesus-- The Diet Savior

De l'eau...

No matter which language it's spoken in or where in the world you are, Water is the best thing you can put in your body, but for some reason it can be hard as hell to get in what you need.  The average person does NOT know how much water they need in their bodies on a daily basis.

The body is made up of between 55%- 75% water and is in need of constant replenishing.  If I could have my way, I would just sit under the faucet with my mouth open because I know all the benefits of drinking water constantly through out my day. 

There are so many benefits when it comes to drinking the right amount of water because it:
  • Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
  • Moisturizes the air in lungs
  • Helps with metabolism (and mine SUCKS)
  • Protect our vital organs
  • Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
  • Regulates body temperature
  • Detoxifies
  • Protect and moisturizes our joints
  • Helps us lose weight (DING DING DING) 
  • Scale not looking so good???  That's because when you drink too little water you actually RETAIN water.  Yep that's right!  If you are retaining water you will gain weight and the only way to get rid of it is to double up on your intake!!!
 I try to drink at least 3 liters of water a day and a gallon on a good day.  If you are trying to lose weight, forget about the conventional 8 glasses of water a day.  You should be drinking HALF YOUR BODY WEIGHT IN OUNCES.  Prepare yourself, I am about to drop some math on you!  So if you weight 200 lbs you should drink 100 oz of water, and a liter is 33 fl oz, which means you need at least 3 liters to break even, and 8-8 oz glasses of water is only 64 oz...NOT OK !  That "8 glasses" is the BARE MINIMUM you should drink on a day to day basis if, and only if, you are a PANSY ASS. 

Now with that said, I know that it can be hard to sit around and sip on water if you are extremely busy during the day, but there are ways to remember.  When I first began the weightloss journey I used several tricks to remind myself to drink water all day long.  Here are a few--

  • I wear bracelets on one hand and every time I finish a bottle of water I move 1 bracelet to the other arm.  At the end of the day I have to have them all on the other hand!
  • Drink a whole bottle or two before you leave in the morning
  • Drink a bottle everytime you go to the bathroom (water sound will remind you)
  • Use a pop-up reminder on your computer.
  • Send yourself an e-mail reminder.
  • Set a phone alarm
  • Drink during every commercial break
  • Fill up your 2 liter bottle and finish it before lunch then make it through another liter or 2 by the end of the night.
These are just a few of the ways I trained myself to drink water.  At this point, it has become second nature and I don't have any problems remembering.  You want a sexy body????  DRINK YOUR DAMN WATER!!!  It is THE best thing for your diet and weight loss.  It the Jesus of Health!
Even the fishies can't get enough!

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