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Drink Water!DRINK NO LESS THAN EIGHT (8 OZ.) GLASSES OF WATER EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

This is the most important thing you can take away from this article.

Water makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body. Without water, humans would die in a few days. All the cells and organs need water to function.

Water serves as a lubricant. It makes up saliva and the fluids surrounding the joints. Water regulates the body temperature through perspiration. It also helps prevent and relieve constipation by moving food through the intestines.

Even knowing this, most people will ‘forget’ to drink enough water to keep a healthy fluid level on any given day. It is essential to drink more water, than usually would be enough for a healthy fluid level in the body, when dieting.  Drinking water during weight loss is important because it provides hydration without unwanted calories.  Drinking water before or with a meal can help a dieter feel full sooner. Drinking water may help replace or avoid unnecessary food calories found in extra servings at mealtime.

The amount of water you drink to be healthy during exercise goes up. This is key to successful weight loss. It’s even more important in hot weather, when it’s possible to lose about the equivalent of a quart of water in an hour.  You will need to drink water before, during and after every workout.

Don’t wait to start sipping. That’s a sign that dehydration has already started. We need to drink water throughout the day, on a regular basis. If you want your diet to work, you need to drink plenty of water. Water can fill you up, decrease your appetite, and help your body get rid of waste from that fat you’re burning. So, what are you waiting for? Water is available right now from your tap, and it’s free!

Most of us have believed that we should eat ‘three good meals a day’. Anyone who has ever struggled to lose weight can tell you that the six-hour gap between lunch and dinner can seem much longer indeed and can often lead to cheating on your diet or eating more. Eating three smaller meals and two substantial snacks throughout the day makes much more sense and makes losing weight easier. What difference does it make?  It makes quite a bit of difference, actually. Eating smaller meals more often can boost the rate at which you burn calories, make it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients, and stabilize your blood sugar levels over the course of the day.

Important: While the number of times you eat each day should increase, your total daily caloric intake should not. In short, eat smaller meals more often. Give your stomach time to adjust to this strategy. Your stomach will shrink and after time, the idea of eating 3 large meals will be unappetizing. To calm your grumbling tummy in the meantime, keep plenty of water on hand.

Beware of portion distortion! Over the last 20 years, this nation’s portion sizes have expanded dramatically. A typical restaurant portion is nearly twice the recommended amount. As a rough rule of thumb, consider your fist as a full portion size.

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