Attention – water burns fat.
How you ask? Well, I am so glad you asked. Most people are chronically dehydrated. If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
The kidney relies on a nice supply of water in order to flush toxins out of your system. So if you are dehydrated, the kidney needs some help detoxifying and it calls on the liver.
Here’s the problem.
One of the main functions of the liver is to mobilize fats for use as fuel. So if the liver becomes busy helping the kidneys out to detoxify your body because you haven’t had enough water, it is pulled away from its other duties. Burning or mobilizing fats being one of those duties.
By drinking enough water, the kidneys can do their thing – clearing junk from the body. The liver can focus on detoxifying in its own way and mobilize fats for use.
Eight glasses of water is the common number thrown out, but people come in all shapes and sizes so eight glasses doesn’t work for everyone. One ounce for every pound of lean mass is more accurate, and takes into our account our various size differences.
So drink your water to keep the fat burning process going.
As a skinny kid with asthma, Michelle Crispe never expected to excel in the athletic domain. Yet she went on to compete in sports on the rep, varsity and national levels. Michelle and her partner, Julia Grant, began their own health and lifestyle consulting company focused on fat loss, nutrition and the bodymind, livelite, in 2008. Visit www.livelite.ca, call 647-638-1469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org