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Drinking Water Helps Escalate Weight Loss

Drinking water, a generous amount daily, is absolutely essential to the successdrinking water of your weight loss program.  If you’re eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise but still not shedding those pounds; chances are you’re just not drinking enough water.

Water has such a vital role in the proper functioning of the human body and that holds true in the metabolism of fat.  Your kidneys rely on a certain level of water to function efficiently and when they are dehydrated, a significant portion of their workload is transferred to the liver.  When the liver has to divide its attention, it can’t put all of its energy into turning fat to energy.  So, as the liver metabolizes less fat; you lose less weight.

Additionally, without the proper amount of water, the body goes into survival mode.  This means that your body prepares for a possible emergency situation by storing all the water it can get.  It will take it from anywhere and store or “retain” it in places such as your ankles, hips, thighs and even around your stomach.

In simplest terms, when you’re dehydrated, your metabolism slows and so does your weight loss.  A sluggish metabolism cannot burn calories as fast and efficiently as it does when you’re drinking the recommended amount of water on a daily basis.  The fat tissue will stop having blood flow through it, and thus, no fat removal.  Healthcare professionals agree that 64 ounces of water, spread out over the course of the day is an ideal amount to maintain the processes vital to weight loss.  If you happen to be considerably overweight, an additional 8 ounces for every 25 pounds of excess weight is recommended.

Signs of dehydration

Mild: thirst, headache, fatigue, flushed skin, dry mouth and throat-

Moderate: rapid heart rate, dizziness, low blood pressure, weakness and lack of energy, highly concentrated urine but low in volume-

Severe: muscle spasms, swollen tongue, poor circulation, increased weakness, failing kidney function-

Drink your water!

To your health, Dr. Sass

Smart for Life® Medical Director

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Studies Report The Effects Of Water Consumption On Weight Loss

Faster Weight Loss By Drinking Water

Although the evidence is not overwhelming, the scales are beginning to tip in favor of plentiful water consumption as an aid in weight loss strategies, according to the article recently posted in Reuters Health by Kerry Grens.

As a researcher at the Berlin School of Public Health, Rebecca Muckelbauer was often being asked if drinking water would aid in weight loss and decided to review numerous weight and water studies in search of an answer.  Rebecca and her team found eleven studies that fit their criteria.  Three of these studies provided evidence that weight loss was positively influenced by increased water consumption.  Another study, with middle aged and older individuals, showed that drinking two cups of water prior to a meal caused an increase of four additional pounds lost, compared to those who did not begin their meals with water.  Another study showed that the women who increased their water intake while dieting lost more weight than the women who kept their intake below a liter a day.

Water Helps Weight Loss By Making You Feel Full

drinking waterIt’s not clear, from these studies, why water has this effect on weight loss.  Perhaps, suggested Brenda Davy, a Virginia Tech professor who assisted in the reviews, it’s as simple as the water providing a feeling of fullness, which in turn would keep calorie consumption lower.  Muckelbauer agreed and added that it may also have to do with the lesser-known idea of “water-induced thermogenesis”.   According to Muckelbauer, “drinking water itself increases energy expenditure of your body.  It has an energy consuming effect.  This is not very well studied.”

The Institute of Medicine recommends that adult female adults consume around 90 ounces of water per day and male adults around 125 ounces per day.  This total can be reached through plain water, other beverages and foods.

Muckelbauer concludes that it would be beneficial to have larger experiments exploring the potential benefits of adding more water to our diets in our weight loss endeavors.

At Smart for Life we have believed in and experienced the benefits of generous water consumption for years.  Take the effort to provide clean, pure water for yourself and watch the improvement in your overall health and complexion.  Many of us have been dehydrated for years and don’t even know it.  Water up and see just how good you’ll feel!

To your weight loss, health and happiness, -Dr. Sass

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The many benefits of drinking water!

Top Benefits Of Drinking Water

Dr. Sass recently read an article that he wanted to share with you.   There has been recent news that 60,000 various chemicals around the country can get into our drinking water.  In order to stay healthy, we need our water to be clean!   If you drink clean and purified water, it can lower your risk of many ailments and unpleasantries.   There are many benefits of drinking water, but here are a few of the ailments and/or symptoms below of what drinking clean water can lessen your chance of getting:

  • Strokes
  • Blood clots
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney stones
  • Cancer
  • Mental fuzziness, crankiness, fatigue and
  • Helps in weight loss!

Bottled water costs 100 times more than tap water, although 25% to 40% of bottled water originates from tap water, some brands of bottled water have 40 times as much oxygen as conventional water.  You may see advertisements that claim oxygen improves your athletic performance, but scientists have found that it does not help your athletic ability.  Drinking a lot of water can promote weight loss, but you can get the same results from ordinary water.

Benefits of Drinking Water: It’s Free

Filtered water can be done at home efficiently and cost effective.   Brita™ is just one of many water filtration systems you can use to improve the taste and remove common contaminants, including Perchlorates and many other toxins.   In addition, whole house water filtration systems can treat all the water in your house and can even target specific contaminants.   We are firm believers in clean water at Smart for Life®, which is why we triple filter all our water coming into our bakery to guarantee our food is clean and pure.

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