I have become very inspired by many of you recently as you have been eating more healthy, working out more, being more positive, and keeping your adjustment schedules. In a World where marketing is heavy into unhealthy food, living a sedentary lifestyle, being negative, and taking meds, many of you have begun to make “Being Healthy” part of you and it is now becoming your lifestyle. I remember a few years back my mentor said “Winners are willing to do what losers are not”. I commend all of you on being different and taking up a healthy lifestyle as this is not the norm in our society.
The area where I want to review today that many of you are still not doing is about hydration and the vital importance of it. This is something my wife and I have recently implemented into our lives as we recently invested in an alkaline water machine for the office. We have noticed a huge difference in our energy and health from drinking this water and many of you have shared this as well.
The human body is designed to be 60-70% water but unfortunately most people are dehydrated and not drinking enough clean water. This can cause a host of problems as the body depends on a clean, fresh supply of water throughout the day.
Being dehydrated can affect your hormones, so if you are someone trying to lose weight then sometimes a cup of water could help drop those pounds. This happens because our body can confuse hunger for thirst so when you feel hungry really your body may just need some water instead of overeating.
On April 17th we have Dr. Joe Hudak, who is an expert in health, coming to the office to share about hydration. He will also be testing your water to see if the water you drink is healthy and what the pH level is so make sure you bring the water you most commonly drink. We will also be giving out cards that will allow you to fill up a gallon of our water for 2 weeks. Dr. Hudak will also be giving everyone who attends a BPA-Free 1 gallon jug of alkaline water at his expense.
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Here are 4 simple steps to stay hydrated:
1) Get a 1 Gallon Jug – Go to Amazon or any grocery store and get a 1 gallon water jug that is BPA Free. The key is to fill it up daily and drink that throughout the day. We will be giving everyone a free one at our water workshop so make sure to come to that on April 17th at 6:30 PM. By drinking 1 gallon of water throughout the day you are getting 128 ounces which is plenty to hydrate the body for 1 day. The standard is to drink half your body weight in ounces for the day. Example: I weigh 180 pounds so everyday I should be drinking a minimum of 90 ounces of water. Here is a link to a jug I found on Amazon: 1 Gallon Water Jug
2) Go Alkaline – Most of the water all of us drink daily contains fluoride, chlorine, and other toxic chemicals that are foreign agents to our body. There have been studies that have showed traces of pharmaceutical drugs in the water supply and in Philadelphia they found 56 different drugs in their water. This is very low regulated by government and this is why I am bringing the expert, Dr. Joe Hudak to do demos on water and show us exactly what is in YOUR water. I highly recommend investing in an alkaline water machine as it not only cleans the water but it can change the pH levels to be more congruent with your body. The water machine we bought for the office was only $1/day and I truly feel will pay dividends as the years go on. I have actually noticed we are saving money as we don’t buy bottles water anymore. “The best investment is the one in yourself”
3) Drink Room Temperature Water – Now that you are drinking a gallon of alkaline water every day the next step is to make this water room temperature. If you think back to when we were hunters and gatherers the water we drank was not refrigerated or drowning in ice. We would gather gallons of water and they would sit in tents or whatever else the hunters and gatherers built for homes. When we drink cold water it slows down digestion and our body has to work hard to make this water warm so it can go through the body. To get the best bang for your buck drink room temperature water at all times especially during meals.
4) Add Lemon to Your Water – The final step to staying healthy and hydrated would be to add some lemon to your water. In my e-book I talk about how every morning it is great to drink a glass of water with squeezed lemon in the glass to help energize and wake up your body. Lemon has many anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that make a great addition to your food but especially water upon rising. It also helps to alkalize the body and keep the pH balanced.
In addition to hindered fat loss, one of the most common misconceptions is that drinking water cause water retention. The truth is the exact opposite. Lack of water causes water retention. The reason for this is that the body perceives the shortage when it is provided with less than it needs thus causing what is commonly referred to as “survival mode”, retaining every least drop that it can.
Water is not only a natural appetite suppressant, but it actually helps the body metabolize stored fat. When the body does not have a good supply of water to draw from to perform required physiological tasks, it will draw water from inside the bodies cells, including fat cells, in order to perform the desired tasks.