The Universal Solvent Can Help You Lose Pounds

December 4, 2010 by Matt

I’m sure most of you have heard drink lots of water. Drink 8 glasses a day. Water, water, water. But the fact of the matter is most of us aren’t getting enough water daily. I remember maybe a few months back when I blogged about losing 20 pounds in just a few weeks and do you know how I did that. Hint: It wasn’t whey protein.

I didn’t even change my diet! Well at least my food diet. I changed my liquid intake. I stopped drinking cokes, sodas, and juices (obviously Orange Juice or natural fruit juice is ok). There is so much sodium and sugars in these drinks and your body has no choice but to start storing this as fat which is where people gain so much weight.

People are so concerned with their food intake that they don’t realize that the liquid diet is almost the most immediate correction they can make for incredible results.

Water actually suppresses your appetite and cuts down on food cravings. I currently read this article today that said, “The kidneys can’t function properly without enough water. When they don’t work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable 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 on to every drop. Water is stored in extracellular spaces (outside the cell). This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands.”

This is a great explanation of exactly why you need to hydrate yourself constantly. Not only that but did you know…

Your body is made up of 70% water!

So wouldn’t it make sense to always replenish your supply? Of course.

Water also:

• Helps reduce the salt intake in your body

• Maintains proper muscle tone

• Curbs your appetite

• Flush out bodily waste

• Reduces body weight

Also did you know that water is better absorbed if it’s cold? So keep that in mind when you start drinking more daily. There is actually some evidence out now that drinking cold water can help burn calories too. To help yourself lose weight by drinking water follow this model.

Morning: 1 quart consumed over a 30-minute period.
Noon: 1 quart consumed over a 30-minute period.
Evening: 1 quart consumed between five and six o’clock.

So put down the diet coke, the artificial flavored juices, the milk (yes I said milk and that goes for soy milk too – I’m sensing a blog post about this soon), and pick up the water. I also recommend club soda with lime if you want to mix it up a little bit if you get tired of the water.

And remember I lost 20 pounds almost instantly when I switched to just drinking water. It wasn’t until after that I switched to whey protein and lose another additional 15 pounds quite rapidly as well. That’s not to say that you have to switch to water before whey, because I would recommend you doing that simultaneously. Go over here to read some of the incredible benefits of whey protein:

Listen: Don’t waste time when it comes to getting healthy and losing weight. I will not force you to get healthy and live the life that you want. But I will tell you that if you want to start feeling great, losing weight quite easily, and getting healthy, then go to the article I just showed you and pick up some whey protein. I’ll give you everything you need to know to start shedding pounds and feeling great.

Until next time. Cheers!

-Matt Smith