What if I tell you that you can lose weight simply by drinking water? Would you believe me? And not just a pound or two, but 10 pounds in just 10 days. Still, don’t believe me?
Let me elaborate. With this method of losing weight, I am giving you a healthy habit that is probably already in your diet plan. I am just simply modifying it a little bit, and increasing your water intake.
As most of you know, a good weight loss plan always consists of diet plan and regular exercise. For those of you who want an easier way to lose weight, without hitting the gym on a regular basis, stay with me.
The simple idea behind this method for losing weight is to increase your water intake to 82 ounces per day, or almost 2.5 liters of water. Even if you are already drinking 2 liters of water per day as recommended by most diets, you need to increase it for additional 82 ounces. I know that is a high amount, but there are ways to how and when to drink water. I’ll share the plan with you in a matter of minutes.
How and Why the Method Works?
When comparing to other methods for losing weight, drinking water looks like a simple and easy way. All you need to do is consume more water than what you usually do and follow a simple pattern of when and how much water to drink. Plus, you already have free access to all the ingredients for the diet in your home.
Why does the method work is something that many friends ask me? The answer is simple, from the moment you wake up in the morning and take your first glass of water, your brain starts using more energy to process the water.
Drinking water relieves the burden on your liver, an organ that prime candidate and responsible for burning fat. Once you get enough water, your liver and kidney work in the proper function. Without water, your kidneys are deprived, and your liver compensates. As a result, your liver function is reduced, and your organ cannot metabolize and burn fat as quickly as you would like to.
The only downside to the method is that you will probably increase your visits to the toilet. However, if you are patient, persistent and consistent, your body will adjust to your new diet, and your bladder will be able to hold more liquid. This way, your frequent visits to the bathroom will reduce.
Last, but not least, as with every other method of losing weight, give it a ten day test to see if it works. If the scale shows a difference, and you are comfortable, there is no reason not to practice the method.
Start the Day With 10-20 Ounces of Water
Most of us start the day by going to the bathroom, washing our face, teeth and so on. And that is great. But the next thing you need to do is drink between 10 and 20 ounces of water, or between one and a half and three glasses of water.
You can even purchase a water bottle with fruit infuser, and use fruits as a tasty detox drink in the morning. The best part is that fruit infusers are removable, so you can drink water when you feel like to, and detox drink whenever you like.
Before and After Breakfast, 16 Ounces
After you’ve drunk the initial three glasses of water in the morning as soon as you wake up, you need to drink between 8 and 16 ounces in the next hour. That is between one and two glasses. Do this before you eat anything.
If you are a coffee drinker, follow up a cup of coffee with half a glass of water.
Before Lunch and Dinner, 8-16 Ounces
Before the two main meals, lunch and dinner, you also need to drink one or two glasses of water. Think of water as an appetizer. Make sure to consume water 20 minutes before your lunch and dinner.
Going to Bed, 10-20 Ounces
Few hours before you go to bed, drink another 10 or 20 ounces of water, or between one and three glasses of water. I know some people are hesitant to drink water in the evening because it might affect their bowel movement during sleep. But don’t worry, everything for a good cause.