While on the 17 Day Diet, I read this article about two magical substances that help you lose fat faster and have a healthier lifestyle all together.
That’s the goal, right? To lose weight (especially fat) as quickly as possible.
Well, if you want to stay fuller longer (and therefore eating less) and release the pounds as quickly as possible, then there are two things you can incorporate into your everyday routine to help.
These two fat burning machines are water and fiber.
The article goes on to say that if we drink at least 100 ounces of COLD water per day, we can burn up to 100 calories. Here’s how:
First of all, it typically tastes better ice cold, and every time you drink an ounce of ice cold water, your body must burn about a calorie in the process of warming the water to your current body temperature. Now, you can use this to your advantage to burn even more calories each day. Keep your water intake to 100 ounces per day, and you’ll burn an extra 100 calories and burn more fat! How cool is that!
Another reason we need to drink water in order to lose weight and burn fat more quickly is because of this…
Also, add some lemon to your water…this will have positive effects in helping cleanse your liver. And this brings up another key to fat loss…the body needs to be working efficiently if you want to burn fat fast…if your organs, especially the kidneys and liver, are working together in high efficiency, you will find it easier to burn fat!
Along with water, we need to have fiber in our diet to help us burn fat. Fiber keeps us fuller longer because it’s digested more slowly.
Fiber slows digestion and makes you feel fuller. This is so important in burning fat and reducing cravings, especially for foods loaded with sugar, and how many calories you end up eating throughout the day, which leads to fat loss.
To read more reasons why water and fiber are so important to losing weight, go here.
I’ve been loving the 17 Day Diet since 2011. As you know, your health & wellness is a life-long journey and food is one piece of the puzzle. I love sharing my favorite healthy recipes and meal plans to keep you motivated and on the right path to success!
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