Friday, June 7, 2013

Revolt Week 6- Water


One of the big questions I get asked about the Revolt diet is "How much water do you drink?' followed by "There is no way I can drink THAT much water!"



Well, I am here to tell you it's not as hard as you might think. I am not a water fan. I hate drinking water. I have never been a water person, and no I am supposed to drink at least one gallon of water every day. That's a lot of water! I have always known that water is good for you. Sometimes knowing something isn't enough. You have to really believe it. 

Water Facts 

  1. Our brains are made up of 85 percent water. By drinking water regularly, it keeps the brain running smoothly. Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydration, a main component in developing headaches, migraines, fatigue, drowsiness and depression.
  2. Drinking water can help deter overeating and promote weight loss. Thirst and hunger feelings are interconnected. The body can mistake dehydration for hunger causing one to eat when she is really craving liquid. Drinking water before meals can help reduce the intake of food. Chemical reactions in the body rely on water. Water flushes out byproducts of fat decomposition and helps to dilute the body's waste. When there is not enough water, the kidneys may not work efficiently and the liver has to step in to provide assistance. When this happens, the liver puts fat burning on hold.
  3. When the skin is hydrated, it looks healthier  Water allows the toxins to be flushed out and keeps you cool through perspiration.
  4. Water assists in regulation your body temperature
  5. Water plays a vital role in eliminating toxins. The role of the kidneys is to eliminate waste from the human body. Kidneys assist in flushing out various toxins such as uric acid and lactic acid out of the blood. These toxins are responsible for causing people to feel lethargic. Blood is composed of mostly water and aids in dispersing, processing, and conveying nutrients to cells, and removing waste materials. Drinking enough water eases the burden on your kidneys and other body parts, and keeps the human body free of toxins.

    So how do you ensure you drink all that water? There are tons of little tricks. I started out by filling a 1/2 gallon jug and putting cut up lemons in to flavour it. I actually began to enjoy my water! I set an hourly goal. Each hour I had to have an empty glass to fill up. I sipped it through the hour, and gulped what ever was left at the end of the hour.
     Now that I am accustom to drinking so much, I can just have it plain. 
So now for the results for the week. 
Starting weight: 194 lbs
Current weight: 181 lbs 
Current weight loss: 13 lbs.

Not too shabby for 6 weeks! I am loving the Revolt Fitness program. We just started the June uprising, but it's not too late for you! Join Revolt now and change your life for only $10 per month! 

Disclaimer: I was selected as a Revolt Blogger and received a free membership in exchange for writing about the program. This post may contain affiliate links. 


2 comments:

  1. Congrats on your weight loss!

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  2. That is awesome that you have been able to lose that much weight and keep it off! I used to never be a water drinker either and now I crave it!

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