“DRINK MORE WATER.”
Why is this phrase seemingly the most consistent thing coming out of the mouths of us coaches? As if just drinking more water will suddenly solve all problems…. there’s no way something that simple can really do all that much. The reality is, water can work miracles.
I have had more than one client see success only after they started drinking enough water. And every time – it never fails – they’re absolutely amazed. Water really can make a HUGE difference and your overall health and appearance.
I know it sounds like water is some amazing fat-burning liquid; that’s not the case. However, water can significantly help you with your weight-loss goals (and a bunch of other things). How does this work? How did one of my clients recently drop over 5 pounds in the matter of a week without changing anything but his water intake?
- Thirst and hunger are often confused. You might have heard this before, and it’s no myth. You might think that you are hungry, but in reality you really just need more H2O. Once you have your water intake in check, you might also avoid consuming excess calories.
- Not drinking enough water can cause you to hold onto more water (I know, this sounds quite counterintuitive) and cause bloating. When you’re dehydrated your body holds onto waste and fluids rather than excreting them; this can cause retention. Keeping your body “happy” with plenty of water will help aid your body in it’s natural processes and keep it from holding onto fluids that make you appear “fat”.
On another note, water can significantly help with your energy levels and sleep. Dehydration can easily lead to daytime energy drops. If you think about it, your brain is made up of a lot of water (as is the rest of your body) more water helps your brain maintain it’s processes and help you stay focused and clear. When you’re sleeping, your brain is still extremely active. Without enough water to help your brain do it’s thing while you sleep, your sleep can become restless.
All in all, when you physically feel your best, you mentally feel your best as well. Your mind and body are connected and getting enough water really is the easiest “fix”.