Good morning. I have been spending some time reading up on some peace and fitness news. Sometimes, everything old is new again. Such is the case in a recent study that found that drinking 2 eight-ounce glasses of water 30 minutes before meals caused a greater weight loss than in the group that didn’t drink the water. In fact, the water drinkers lost 44% more in 12 weeks than the non-water drinking group. Lead author, Brenda Davy, in the study which appeared in Obesity, said that guzzling the 2 glasses of water before meals will help you consume between 75 and 90 calories less per meal. Additionally, there have been many studies supporting the idea that staying well hydrated may help increase metabolism, specifically FAT metabolism. Especially when trying to lose weight, always opt for plain old water, instead of the ones that are enhanced, which often contain added calories. Drinking fresh water as much and as often as you can will also help flush toxins, keep your kidneys and bladder humming smoothly and keep your brain sharp.
So, if you aren’t sipping a glass right now, shouldn’t you be? If you are still unsure about the benefits of water, “observer a plant before and after watering and then relate those benefits to YOUR body.” Thanks, again, to our friends at lululemon for that quote!
Biggest Loser tonight. I can only imagine how much water they drink, though I don’t often hear them talking about that. I did hear recently eliminated contestant, Arthur, talk about his calories in and calories out. He eats somewhere around 12 hundred calories a day and burns 7,000 via his daily exercise. This is AT home, after elimination. He walks 5 miles to the gym, trains, walks 5 miles back home. Real results require hard work and no doubt, lots of hydration! Drink up.
- How you can have your metabolism boost (vanguardngr.com)
- Drink Two Glasses of Water and Lose 4.4lbs (unsupersized.wordpress.com)
1200 calories ? For Arthur ? That does not seem like enough nutrition for a man that size – what do you think ?
I try to stay around 1350 per day and I burn about 700 calories per day (on average).
Of course BL is all about extremes and it’s a TV show not reality. Anyway – looking forward to watching tonight.
Carol, I do NOT think 1200 is really enough for a man his size and I have to go back and rewatch the video to see if I am right…even if it was 1500 or 1800 (which I dont think it was, but i could be wrong) it still sounds like NOT ENOUGH but….hence the huge numbers on the scale…even at 2000 a day in, and 7000 a day out, her would still be losing well over a pound a day…like 10 a week…
I think 1350 is even hard!! I try to stay under 1500 and honestly have no idea how many I burn, but gotta figure it’s a lot….for me to lose the last 5 that we all want to lose, I would have to cut my calories to closer to 1200 and I only do that for special occasions, like a wedding (which I DO have one to attend in May)….I think its natural that our bodies like to hold onto a few pounds, in case of illness, or a crisis….I just think thats how most of us are wired….
see you tonight before BL….and then back here tomorrow to talk about it 🙂
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