Today's blog is educational as well as fun!!
Water is an amazing thing if you break it down and think about it. More than 2/3rds of the earth is comprised of the two hydrogenated oxygen bond. something else that water comprises more than 2/3rds of is
your body is made up of only 50-65 percent of water so is it surprising that water is more present in your muscles?
the average human being only drinks only 40 oz of water a day. we aren't talking about tea or juice or the dreaded S word (soda) we are talking about pure natural water
that's sad. really sad. I know that they say you should drink at LEAST 8-8 oz glasses of water a day to keep yourself hydrated but what many people don't realize about water is it's powerful effects. which brings me to todays blog topic
64 oz is the MINIMUM that your body needs daily BUT if you're on track to losing weight did you know that simply by adding another 8 oz glass of water per ten pounds you want to lose will actually help you achieve your goals? studies have shown that people who changed their diet and simply added another 5 8 oz glasses of water each day to their diet lost more than those who just kept it to the minimum 64 oz of water. what I am getting at is DRINK MORE WATER!!!! I have a 1.5 liter bottle of water that I fill up at least 3 times a day that's over 150 oz of water a day that i consume. I know in part that my water consumption is in direct correlation with my skin. it hydrates you and keeps your skin fresh and smooth. often times people mistake hunger pains for your body's way of telling you that it's dehydrated. your body doesn't have different ways of telling you which one it is hunger pains or dehydration. the most common symptom from dehydration is muscle cramps and spasms
now when to drink water is a different story. I always would sip on my water during my meal and nine times out of ten I would finish my water off right after I finished eating......little did I know what I thought was the right thing to do was actually damaging me and my efforts.
your stomach doesn't have a typical "valve" on it. it actually has a force valve so when the stomach is full it presses the food down and out of the stomach this is where water comes into play. by drinking water while you eat you're actually forcing the food out of your stomach before the stomach has a chance to properly digest the food and pull the nutrients from it. so you're actually not doing that well by drinking with your food . I recently implemented the 15/30 rule and it's results are surprising!!
I don't drink 15 minutes before I plan on eating nor while eating and then wait at least 30 minutes after I have finished eating. I feel fuller longer and don't feel so sluggish or wishy washy after I have finished eating.
I know this blog is a little all over the place but it's getting late now and I am sleepy so that is all for tonight I will be trying to update at least once every other day until the next blog
stay focused and stay healthy!!