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Fitness in Rockford-Water and Weight Loss

Fitness in Rockford-Water and Weight Loss

I get most of my water from coffee, and often forget that I lose weight more effectively when I am drinking lots of water, and for me that means around 48 ounces per day. I do take water to bed, and drink during the night if need be and start each day by finishing any that is left, but then I go get coffee, and stick with coffee until I exercise, and the criterion for successful exercise for me is measured in sweat. I perspire heavily on my head, because my head is hot, and I have been known to be hot headed. Maybe there is a reason for the cooling perspiration being generated from my head, but I feel best when the sweat is rolling and my shirt is wet down the front and the back, so after workouts, I start with water and have much more throughout the day from workout on, and I have noticed that on the days that I drink more water, the weight loss is more profound. Bet there is a link.

Water May be Secret Weapon in Weight Loss is the title to an article in WebMD that discusses the results of a study done by Brenda Davy, Ph.D. at  Virginia Tech reporting on the impact on participants who drink two glasses of water before a meal.  She says;

“We are presenting results of the first randomized controlled intervention trial demonstrating that increased water consumption is an effective weight loss strategy,” Davy says in a news release. “We found in earlier studies that middle aged and older people who drank two cups of water right before eating a meal ate between 75 and 90 fewer calories during the meal.”

Would it be easy for you to begin your meal with two glasses of water?  Not sure I can overcome the inertia and conditioning that says …pick up the fork and eat but I know I can drink more water with my meal than I do now.

Or I could finish my meal with more water.

Another strategy for weight loss.





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