It seems like most of us are in a constant cycle of weight loss. There’s always a holiday that we need to tone up for, there is always something we need to fit in, there’s always a dress size too small for us. We are in this cycle simply because we always seem to be looking for short term results. Why do we want to slim down for a holiday when toning up for life will have much better results? Maybe we just need a small goal for big results? Maybe it makes it that much easier for us? Possibly, but look at diets – most diet plans are temporary measures. We need lifestyle changes if we want, well – changes for our life! If we want long term results, we need to make big changes, through the small things we do each day.
Now, often enough we spend a lot of time paying a lot of attention to the food we are eating. This is for good reason. When you’re trying to lose weight, you are going to want to watch what you eat. You’ll look to eat less fried foods, less processed foods, and less fat. You’ll stay away from fried chicken, sweets, cakes and other things – because of course, these will not help you lose weight.
While this is the most natural thing to do, if you’re drinking whatever you want while restricting your food diet, you’re missing out on a big area. If you’re downing sodas, beers and wine while trying to lose weight, you might find it a lot harder to shift that weight. You might want to check the calories in a standard bottle of beer – because the carbs can amount to seven slices of bread. Be careful.
In fact, liquids can do a lot of damage to our weight. Foods high in sugar like sodas and fruit juices need to go out the window if you are looking to lose weight. Fruit juices especially, as they are full of fructose without any of the fiber of the fruit, meaning they are full of seriously scary sugars.
Liquids and drinks can come to the rescue as well. There are plenty of liquid based food plans for those looking to lose weight. Huel is one of these – it’s total food replacement. There are also detox skinny tea sets available, and of course supplements. Whether you want to clean yourself out, control your eating, or give yourself energy, there’s a liquid based plan for you.
The other side of this is not drinking enough liquids. A lot of people fear ‘water weight’ – but don’t worry. You’d rather be worried about H20 bloating you than suffering dehydration, right? Ensure you are constantly drinking water throughout the day. You want to get about 3 litres down you on a normal day and in other circumstances, you might need more. Track your water drinking and make sure you are doing enough to get your fill of water.
Ignoring the role that liquids and drinks play in our health regimes can lead to disaster. Make sure you fill up and hydrate with the right drinks. Otherwise you won’t be losing much weight at all!
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