Sunday, June 12, 2005
Drink more water!
For years I have maintained the "drink more water" speech. Friends who talk about skin problems etc always hear the same thing from me, but you know what? I'm right ;)
I drink the recommended amount which is 2 litres per day, I have done this since I was 13 and never had skin break outs since, where as before I did have that embarrassing big pimple sticking out for the world to see now and then, eek!
We all know that our body is made up of 80% water so it 's quite the common sense.
The other good news for the weight conscious out there is that water can actually help you lose weight, here is how:
Your metabolism is the bio-mechanical process that breaks down food and turns it into energy, so it consumes calories.
If you are not drinking your 2 litres of water per day , your weight loss will slow right down this is because 2.5 litres of water is naturally lost through daily bodily functions such as going to the bathroom, and sweating.
If you do not replenish this water you will soon become dehydrated and your metabolism will be the first to shut down.
So if you are dieting, keep this in mind.
Since your metabolism is the best device you have for weight loss, you would certainly want it to be working at full speed, and water is the "fuel" that drives our metabolism's chemical reactions....SO.............if you are not drinking enough water, then you are not going to burn as many calories as you can, got it? So drink up!