• Tips & Advice

WHAT ABOUT WATER?

IMPORTANCE: Water is the most essential nutrient the body requires to function. Lean body mass consist mostly of water and requires water to exist. Adults can survive approximately 10 days without water, and can survive weeks without food. The most common cause of muscle cramps is dehydration. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. If you feel hungry, you are already dehydrated. The body needs at least eight glasses of water daily for normal functions (extra while exercising). Our bodies cannot store water and that is why it is so important to get daily intakes.

FUNCTIONS: Water is involved in all of the following:

  • Transports waste 
  • Maintains proper muscle tone
  • Lubricates joints
  • Transports Antibodies
  • Electrolyte balance 
  • Assists in food intake
  • Circulates fluid
  • Relieves constipation
  • Reduces fluid retention
  • Efficient digestion
  • All chemical reactions
  • Maintains blood pressure
  • Transports hormones

Drinking enough water is essential to weight loss because of its ability to suppress appetite and to help metabolize stored fat.

WATER HELPS KEEP FAT AWAY!!!

Water is the key part to any weight loss program. It is very necessary for helping the body remove fat, and for general overall health.

The following are some of the things that water will help the body with:

  • Suppresses appetite
  • Assists the body in metabilizing stored fat, because your liver is overloaded when your kidneys don't get enough water. Your liver metabolizes fat and it can't do that 100% if it is doing the kidneys job.
  • Reduces fat deposits in the body
  • Relieves fluid retention... If you don't give your body water, it will hold it so as not to lose it
  • Reduces sodium buildup in the body
  • Helps maintain proper muscle tone
  • Rids the body of waste and toxins
  • Reduces constipation

TIPS ON WATER INTAKE:

1. Drink a minimum of 64 ounces per day

2. Drink an additional 8 ounces per day for every 25 pounds overweight.

3. It is better to drink the water cold; it is absorbed quicker and may burn more calories.

4. Drink clean water, bottled or filtered.

Did you know that water is a simple, free treatment for common ailments such as:

  • Lower Back and Neck Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 
  • Diabetes
  • Headaches
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Colitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood cholesterol

Check Your BMI

   
Select height
Enter weight in pounds
18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 - 24.9 Normal
25.0 - 29.9 Overweight
30.0 - 34.9 Obese
35.0 - 39.9 Obese
40 or greater Extremely Obese