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Fluid Balance

Fluid balance is crucial to weight loss and yet many people don’t realize this.

Our body does not really know the difference between hunger and thirst. It turns on the same signal for hunger as it does for thirst so guess what, if you’re not drinking enough water, you’re going to feel hungry all the time, except you’re not really hungry. You’re body is just thirsty.

A fantastic, simple, weight loss strategy is to drink enough water by carrying a large water bottle with you at all times. Ideally, you need to drink at least 2 litres of water a day. I recommend you make sure you have a 2 litre water bottle or two one litre bottles. These need to be either glass or stainless steel, definitely not a nasty plastic bottle because of the endocrine disruption function that plastics can have.

Besides being well hydrated, drinking enough water will help you better control your bodies thirst/hunger signals. When your well hydrated, your cells can perform the functions that they need to perform, which in this case would be to take fat cells or fat blobs I guess out of your cells and through you system to be expelled as urine.

You want to make sure that you’re drinking water for detoxification but also for weight loss. If your cells are dehydrated, they are not going to perform those functions and you are certainly not going to get the result that you are looking for in the timeframe that is possible if you were putting these things in place.

There’s a fantastic book, it’s advice should be part of any weight loss program so I would highly recommend Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink. He researched why we overeat and what are the triggers in our day-to-day environment that makes us overeat. He’s written this amazing book, which is entertaining, fun and educational.

balanced stones stack to represent fluid balance

He discovered that the size of the containers that you serve yourself from will make a huge difference, in fact all the difference to how much you eat or drink. What he concluded is that the bigger the container, the more you eat from it, which goes for both the serving container and the dish (or bottle) you serve your from.

The bigger the container you serve yourself from, the more you will serve up. The bigger the plate that you use to eat from, the more you eat, the smaller the plate or bowl, or glass, or container, the less you are going to eat.

That’s a really good weight loss tip to implement because basically your brain is being tricked into helping you eat less without you even thinking about it.

Now as it applies to fluid, the bigger the container, the more we’ll drink, the smaller the container, the less we’ll drink. So, when you’re needing to drink 2 litres of waters a day, the best way is to make sure that you have a big 2-liter container because the bigger the container, the more you’ll drink.

Now the other thing that’s going to be important as far as fluid balance is concerned is that you want to be drinking only filtered water. You need to make sure that your water filter is 0.1 microns to 0.5 microns and that is as fine as possible. Those filtered jugs that you buy from department stores and supermarkets will not do.

Make sure that you get a proper carbon-activated water filter that will filter out as much of the toxins and by-products of industry and chemicals that should not be in your water as you possibly can. For more information join the next 7 Day Fertility Challenge.

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