Did you ever consider a water diet?
It's a favorite "tool" in my weight loss tool box.
Don't get me wrong...
...I'm NOT suggesting surviving on water alone.
MY version of a water diet looks like this:
Every time you'd usually drink a regular soda pop, juice, or sweetened tea, substitute a glass of water instead. Then watch the pounds disappear!
Do the math...
(Determine the calories in another beverage you might be drinking.)
Do you know what it takes to lose 1 pound of body fat?
You have to create a deficit of 3,500 calories. Does that sound like a lot? It's not.
Imagine the compounding effect of substituting non-caloric water for sweetened, caloric beverages...
That means you could lose 31 pounds over the course of a year simply by following a water diet, substituting a glass of water every day to replace those 2 sodas.
You wouldn't even need to change a thing about how you were eating!
Does that sound too hard? How about going on half a water diet? Substitute water for just one of those sodas. That's still more than 15 pounds!
Now I already know what you are thinking...
Water is so boring...
Try these water diet tips to help you enjoy your water:
Drink "spa" water:
Fill a pitcher with water and add:
Designate a "fun" glass to drink your water from.
I like to use a painted margarita glass!
Serve your water ice cold and drink from a straw.
Carry a water bottle with you at all times.
(This is what I personally do, and I keep various size bottles on hand...a small 8oz bottle to carry in my purse or when I travel, and larger 32oz and 48oz bottles to keep in my car and office.)
I suggest using stainless steel water bottles in order to lessen exposure to the chemicals in plastics, and also because they're sturdy, shiny and fun!
Drink hot water with lemon in the winter.
Drink carbonated water and add a dash of sweetener.
Many of my clients use flavored Stevia. (Stevia is a non-caloric herb used as a sweetener that even the Canyon Ranch Health Resort uses!).
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