The importance of the role drinking water plays in your life can not be underestimated. As Harvey Diamond says, and I’ve quoted for years “Water is life! The better your water, the better your life”. When it comes to weight loss or just plain health in general, the quality and quantity of your drinking water is crucial. Today’s 3 tip Friday begins a series of tips on water and how to increase the amount you drink per day.
1. Have a glass of water first thing in the morning and last thing before bed – Simple enough rule. By having a glass of water first thing in the morning, you start the day with water. Adding a small squeeze of lemon can aid in liver detoxification as well and add a nice twist to plain drinking water. Studies have shown that drinking a glass of water upon waking and before sleeping will accelerate weight loss.
2. Drink a glass of water 10 minutes before each meal – Having 5 or 6 meals per day, this simple tip allows for much more water in your day. Be sure to drink the water before your meals and now after. Water will leave your stomach as quickly as 5 minutes, so you’ll have room for your meal afterwards. Harvey Diamond of Fit For Life and Fit For Life 2 recommends NOT drinking water with meals or afterwards because they dilute your gastric juices and delay or reduce digestion of your meal. This is a practice I’ve done since reading about this in 1992.
3. Keep a gallon jug of water on your counter top or in your cubicle – A great way to measure how much water you’ve drank during the day. If the jug is empty, you know you got your gallon of water for the day. There is a lot of information saying that drinking cold water burns more calories as your body has to raise the temperature of the water back to body temperature. Probably true, however, from a health standpoint, drinking cold water shocks the body and puts it into a short state of emergency. In my opinion, the coldest water you should drink would be room temperature.
Specialist agree that the 8 Glasses of Water A Day rule is very misleading and is a gross over simplification of how much water to drink. Some need more and some need less, it really depends on the person. In some cases, over consumption of water can lead to the condition opposite of dehydration called hypnatremia and then to water intoxication. The need for 8 glasses of water a day is a myth.
Which Drinking Water Is Best?
A recent article by :Kristine :Earl suggests that for most people, Distilled Water has the highest energy and transfers that energy into your body. Distilled Water is the cleanest, or rather “empty” which allows for uptake of nutrients and removal of wastes in a more efficient manor. Since reading this informative first look at drinking water, I have added Distilled Water back into my daily routine.
Apply these 3 weight loss tips into your daily routine for 21 days, anchor them and record the results. If you’ve got any weight loss tips that include water, please leave a comment.