Sunday, August 5, 2007

Skip the Soda ...

Skip the Soda, ...go for Water!

Most of us have heard the, ...drink 8-8 ounce glasses of water per day, but, ...that may not be enough?

There have been recent studies to indicate that to receive maximum benefits you should drink a percentage of your body weight. To figure out how much your body needs, divide your body weight by two. (Example: If your body weight is 150 lbs., would divide 150 by 2 which equals 75.

Therefore, you should drink at least 75 ounces of water per day. While this is just one example, there are plenty of other methods of figuring out how much water to drink per day.

When losing weight, the body uses water to flush the fat from our systems, ...yes each time you urinate. ...your body is releasing not only the waste but the energy that produces fat. It also keeps the body hydrated, when your body begins to experience dehyration, it triggers a response, ...which you may interpret as being hungry, ...when instead you may just need a glass of water.

When exercising be sure to hydrate often, ...don't wait until you are thirsty. A good rule of thumb is to drink a glass of water before your exercise, then every 15 minutes if you are working out and working up a sweat.

But won't I become bloated if I drink all that water?

Quite the contrary, ...not drinking enough water will cause you body to retain water and hense the bloated feeling will occur. When you body is supplied with plenty of water, it uses what is needed and releases the rest. You should experience a feeling of being refreshed not bloated, if you are getting enough water.

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