an eye on your water intake this season. Don't create problem's.
Substitute with water whenever you can. Here are some interesting
yet health robbing Hard Facts on Soft Drinks Soft drinks are junk
food-sugary drinks that are high in calories but supply no nutrients.
They now account for at least 27% of our refined sugar consumption. The
12 oz. sizes of the 70's have been replaced by jumbo sizes reaching up
to 64 oz. A 12oz. Cola contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar
and 150 calories. If you are consuming and burning 2000 calories a day
and add just one soft drink to your daily diet, with no other changes
in intake or physical activity, you will add up to 15 pounds in 1 year.
It almost doesn't seem fair but if this is how we treat this miracle
machine we call our bodies, I guess we deserve what we get.
Moral of story STICK WITH WATER! Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water can actually reduce fat deposits. Here's why: the kidneys can't function properly without enough water. When they don't work to capacity, some of their load is dumped into the liver. One of the liver's primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into useable energy for the body. 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, then more fat is stored in the body and weight loss stops.
Drinking enough water is also the best treatment for fluid retention. There is an optimum plan for drinking water. To utilize water most efficiently during weight loss, try to follow this schedule to some degree: Morning : 1 Litre consumed over 30 minutes Noon: 1 Litre consumed over 30 minutes Evening: 1 Litre consumed between 5 and 6 o'clock. When the body gets the water it needs, in balanced amounts, internal fluids are balanced optimally. When this happens, you have reached a breakthrough point. What does this mean? -Endocrine gland function improves. -Fluid retention is alleviated as stored water is released. -More fat is used as fuel 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. More startling facts.... Facts just off the press. No wonder there is an epidemic of obesity. : Americans consumed about 340 more calories a day, on average, in the late 1990's than they did in the mid 1980's, and at least 500 more calories a day than in the 1950's. Most of those extra calories come from increased consumption of refined grain products, added fats and oils, and added sugars. As calorie intake rose, physical activity declined among most Americans.