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Rockstar Dieting Tip #1
As you might have gathered from the #1 in this post’s title, Rockstar Dieting Tips is going to be an ongoing series here at Just Stop Eating So Much! Each writeup will contain a specific tip that will hopefully help you out on your journey to lasting health — whether you’re in the process of taking off excess weight or you’re at your goal weight and working to maintain it.
This first tip is one that might seem very obvious. But I know that it’s one that a lot of us (including myself) struggle to achieve on a daily basis. And yet it’s one of the most essential steps we must take in order to permanently shed — and keep off — those unwanted pounds.
Rockstar Dieting Tip #1 — Drink Lots of Water
This is one of my biggest diet “musts” — along with eating less and exercising more. (Duh, right?) But seriously… The more water, the better. We’ve got to rinse out those fat cells along with the other impurities we’ve built up through years of unhealthy eating. Also, more activity (like exercise) requires more water.
I know. I know. We’ve heard it all before. But fact is, if you’re not drinking enough water, you’re not giving your body (not to mention your metabolism) what it needs to purify your body, rinse our your fat cells and keep you hydrated before, during and after exercising.
According to Gina Shaw‘s writeup on WebMD, the director of performance nutrition at Athletes’ Performance, Amanda Carlson-Phillips, RD, reports “In my experience, most people are not aware of how much they’re drinking and are not drinking enough — many, as little as half of what they need. Water’s involved in every type of cellular process in your body, and when you’re dehydrated, they all run less efficiently — and that includes your metabolism. Think of it like your car: if you have enough oil and gas, it will run more efficiently. It’s the same with your body.”
To determine how much water you should be drinking on a daily basis, check out this Hydration Calculator courtesy of about.com.
If you have some Rockstar Dieting Tips that you’d like to share, feel free to contact me directly — or simply post the tip as a comment below. We’re all in this together… And together we can reach lasting health!
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