Monday, July 8, 2013

Want to Lose Weight? Drink More Water...

Houston is hot. You can’t live here without breaking a sweat. And when you add exercise to the humidity, you can be in for a tough time, but the results can be worth it – as long as you stay hydrated.

Just so you know, the challenge of transforming your body is not a onetime event.  It doesn't happen magically in 6 weeks or less because you chose to purchase the latest gadget you found on TV in the middle of the night.  You can't buy it in a special box of food or in a program that doesn't include the three pillars you need for success - strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and supportive nutrition.

The change comes through your constant pursuit of making yourself into a better, fitter, healthier and more balanced person every day.  Each change you make, and every positive decision you choose, brings you a step closer to your goal and your vision.

Here is a great example of this universal truth...

Two studies published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that within 10 minutes of drinking about a pint of water, the metabolic rates of both men and women increased by as much as 24 to 30 percent.  Other drinks did not have the same effect. Let’s read that again: OTHER drinks did NOT have the same effect!

Based on these results, you could burn an extra 17,400 calories per year.  That's 5 pounds!

Now, before you decide to rely exclusively on the "Drink More Water Weight Loss Plan," remember this key point: maintain consistency...

The real, unmitigated physical transformation you desire will only come through your constant pursuit of becoming a better, fitter, healthier and more balanced person - every day. So, while drinking more water is one of many strategies you need to implement, it is not the only one – but it is essential.

Try starting your day with 20 ounces of water before your first cup of coffee in the morning.  Can’t do that much, then start with only 10. But if you really want to get the most of staying well hydrated try this formula: divide your current body weight by two and drink that many total ounces of water every day.

So, if you weight 160lbs you should strive for drinking 80 ounces of water every day (160/2=80). For more tips and strategies on how to get to your fitness goals fast, feel free to book your free coaching consultation with me here.

Until then, I look forward to hearing the results....

As always – enjoy your life.

John Aaron Villarreal


Bio: I am a Houston based, male massage therapist and wellness coach specializing in pain management and health programs for individuals over the age of forty. I laugh - a lot. I'm quirky but sincere. And, while I'm not a counselor, I do listen and I do care: Except for the times that I don't. That’s a joke - Did I mention that I like to laugh? Anyway, visit my website, call or email me and let's get together to talk about you, and the many ways to live life better!

The Legal Stuff: I write to inform, inspire and encourage my readers to enjoy all that life has to offer. The content and information on this site is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Please consult your physician prior to starting any exercise, diet or wellness program. 

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