It’s incredibly frustrating to hit a wall with your fat loss. When your results stop but your diet and exercise haven’t changed, it’s quite often dehydration that is the culprit.
Most people are chronically dehydrated which means that they are not drinking enough water throughout the day. There are 2 main reasons that not drinking enough water causes you to gain weight…
1. Thirst often feels like hunger – which leads to overeating
Most of the time when we think we are hungry, and find ourselves reaching for a snack, it’s actually due to thirst that’s simply disguising itself as hunger. This leads to regrettable food decisions throughout the day – and all of these undesirable calories add up and work against your body fat and energy levels.
2. Dehydration slows down body functions – including your metabolism
It’s been reported that 75% of people suffer from Chronic Dehydration which leaves the body vulnerable to weight gain, illness, injury and further increases the risk of contracting any number of viruses.
The human body is made up of 11 important organ systems, including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous and endocrine systems — they also include the immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle and reproductive systems.
All the systems work together to maintain a healthy human body — and all the systems rely on proper hydration to deliver vitamins, nutrients and minerals to stay healthy and recover quickly.
For just a moment think about your car and the two important fluids that keep it on the road — gas and oil. Your car needs enough fuel to keep it moving and the right amount of oil to keep all the parts running smoothly.
Without gas or oil the engines seize up and the car is unable to move and is vulnerable and exposed to the elements.
Water is like gas in your car, it keeps you fueled. And electrolytes, vitamins and minerals are like the oil in your car ensuring that all the systems in your body work as they should.
Eating food that has a high water content is also highly beneficial. Food that’s untouched and unprocessed is always going to be the healthiest. See how many real, whole foods you can fit into your diet, while cutting out the packaged foods. You’ll be pleasantly surprised how quickly your body transforms when you eat food prepared the way nature intended.
Losing weight, battling infection, fighting off sickness, building and repairing muscle, lowering stress and maintaining a healthy and happy life all require proper hydration levels. Without water and the right nutrients you’re fighting an uphill battle with weight loss.