WATER: How Eight Glasses A Day
Keeps Fat Away!
Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take it for granted, water may be the only true "magic potion" for permanent weight loss.
Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.
Here's why: The kidneys can't function properly without enough water. When they don't work to their capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver's primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into useable energy for the body. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it can't operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat, more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops.
Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to hold onto every drop. Water is stored in extra-cellular spaces (outside the cells). This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Diuretics offer a temporary solution at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water at the first opportunity. Thus, the condition quickly returns.
The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs: plenty of water. Only then will stored water be released. If you have a constant problem with water retention, excess salt may be to blame. Your body will tolerate sodium only in a certain concentration. The more salt you eat, the more water your system retains to dilute it. But getting rid of unwanted salt is easy -- just drink more water. As it's forced through the kidneys, it takes away excess sodium.
The "Overweight Person" needs more water than the thin one. Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water. Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps to prevent sagging skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient. Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of -- all that metabolized fat must be shed. Again, adequate water helps flush out the waste. Water can help relieve constipation. When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source. Result? Constipation! But, when a person drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns.
So far, we've discovered some remarkable truths about water and weight loss:
* The body will not function properly without enough water and can't metabolize stored fat efficiently.
* Retained water shows up as excess weight.
* To get rid of excess water, you must drink more water.
* Drinking water is essential to weight loss.
How much water is enough? On the average, a person should drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses every day! That is about two quarts. However, the overweight person needs one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight. The amount you drink should be increased if you exercise briskly or if the weather is hot and dry.
Water should be perfectly cold -- it's absorbed into the system more quickly than warm water. And some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can actually help burn calories. When the body gets the water it needs to function optimally, its fluids are perfectly balanced. When this happens, you have reached the "breakthrough point." What does this mean?
* Endocrine gland function improves.
* Fluid retention is alleviated as stored water is lost.
* More fat is used because the liver is free to metabolize stored fat.
* Natural thirst returns.
* There is a loss of hunger, almost overnight!
If you stop drinking enough water, your body fluids will be thrown out of balance again and you may experience fluid retention, unexplained weight gain and loss of thirst. To remedy the situation, you'll have to go back and force another "breakthrough."
By Donald Robertson, M.D.
Compliments of Fit America.
What Is The True Depth Of The Water Industry??
** Bottled Water is a $4 billion per year industry. (2001 Information!!!)
** 38% of the municipalities in the USA did not meet the 1986 Federal Water Law standards.
** The EPA estimates that 80% of the US population may be drinking contaminated water.
** We dispose of 260 million pounds of toxic chemicals every day in unregulated ways across the nation.
** There are an estimated 100,000 leaking underground gasoline tanks in America. One gallon a day going into a ground water source can ruin the water supply of a community of 50,000 people.
** A Ralph Nader study group report suggested that US drinking water contains more than 2100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer, cell mutations and nervous system disorders.
** Forbes magazine predicts that the tap water treatment industry will be one of the top five growth industries in the nation for the next 25 years.
What are you doing to protect yourself from the hazards the experts say can be in your water?
Then you need to ask yourself this question:
Is the water you drink filtered... or are you the filter?
This system filters out contaminants that might be in your family's drinking water without adding anything to it. You know what's in the nutritional supplements you take. Shouldn't the same be true of the water you wash them down with?
COMPARED TO BOTTLED WATER
...we believe the Water Filtration System that we use is clearly a better choice because:
It provides more consistent quality water. Regulations for bottled water are no more stringent than for tap water. The quality of bottled water varies widely and may be no better than untreated tap water. Have you had any of the bottled water YOU drink tested lately?
A national supermarket survey in November 1994 showed that average cost for bottled water was then 88 cents per gallon then...and you know the price has not gone down since then! What are YOU paying, per gallon, for the bottled water YOU drink? More or less than the numbers above???
* It's more convenient, no need to buy, transport and store heavy botles.
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Remember, your body is crying for water... Give in to it!
Learn more about your body's need for water HERE.
DRINK MORE WATER!