Your answer may be as simple as what you drink (or don’t drink). When your body is dehydrated, it goes into conservation mode. That’s what it’s programmed to do. Your muscles slow down and burn dramatically fewer calories. Your body’s ability to burn fat for energy is restricted when there isn’t enough water around. So, with your muscles slowed and your fat burning ability restricted, your metabolism comes screeching to a halt. No wonder that scale won’t move!
Your body can’t distinguish between thirst and hunger. When you are dehydrated, you will have a harder time sticking with your healthy eating plan because your body will be craving food! Those hunger pangs are tough to ignore.
When making your healthy eating plan, don’t forget about hydration:
- When that midday craving hits, drink a glass of water and wait 30 minutes. If you are still feeling hungry, that’s your body’s way of telling you that you really do need more fuel. Brink healthy food pre-packed with you. When you’re making decisions about what to eat on an empty stomach, those decisions usually aren’t the best for your health.
- Carry your Hydr-8 hydration tracking water bottle with you throughout the day. If you stay on track with your water intake goals, you can avoid those false hunger signals altogether. The easiest cravings to fight are the ones you didn’t feel in the first place.
- Don’t guzzle water all at once to avoid dehydration. Your body won’t see the benefits of adequate water consumption if you are parched all day long and drink a gallon all at once before bedtime. Though rare, it’s actually possible to drink too much water, particularly if you’re forcing yourself to drink it all at once rather than evenly throughout your day. Hydr-8 hydration tracking bottles are a great tool for helping you gauge even, healthy water consumption.
Bottom line? Water is an essential part of any weight loss plan. It won’t do all of the work for you, but it will help to make sure you are getting the results you want when you’re already doing all of the hard stuff. Don’t put in all of that effort and forget one of the most essential tools to boost your metabolism. Drink to your Health! Hydr-8.