A good diet and regular exercise are usually offered as the most effective ways to lose weight and keep it off without causing harm to the body. However, some people believe it’s possible to still lose weight and maintain your new figure, even if you’re not hitting the gym every day and haven’t been able to stop eating your junk food favorites.
Put simply, the idea is to increase your water intake drastically so you’re drinking as much as 82 ounces per day.
That’s an extremely high amount for anyone, but there are ways to break it down throughout the day so it seems less overwhelming.
1. First Thing In The Morning (10-20 Ounces)
As soon as you wake up, drink between 10 and 20 ounces of water. It may be helpful to buy a 20-ounce reusable bottle and keep it on your bedside table. When you wake up and see it, you’ll remember to fill it up either all the way or halfway and start sipping.
An even better idea is to get a water bottle with a fruit infuser. This way you will be able to drink a tasty detox beverage from antioxidant rich fruits first thing in the morning.
2. Before And After Breakfast (8-16 Ounces)
Drink between eight and 16 more ounces of water within the next hour, and before you eat anything. If you’re a coffee or tea drinker, your consumption of those beverages will affect how much water you drink, as well.
For every cup of coffee or tea you enjoy, follow it up with between three and eight ounces of water.
3. Prior To Lunch And Dinner (8-16 Ounces)
Before digging into lunch or dinner, use water as an appetizer of sorts. Specifically, drink between eight and 16 ounces of water 20 minutes before your main meals, similarly to how you did after rising and before breakfast.
4. In The Evening Before Bed (10-20 Ounces)
Beginning a couple of hours before bedtime, drink between 10 and 20 ounces more. Do the whole regimen the same way moving forward.
Although it may seem a little tedious to drink so much during the course of the day, you may find it helpful to recognize patterns in the amounts consumed. For example, you drink the same amounts at the start and end of your days, before every meal, and after every cup of coffee or tea.
Why Does This Method Work?
Compared to many other diet plans, this one is relatively simple. It just involves consuming something you probably already have free access to in your home. Supporters of this method say it jumpstarts the brain’s metabolic processes, and causes water to be treated like food.
As soon as you drink that first amount of water in the morning, your brain begins using energy to help your system process the water.
Drinking so much water also relieves the burden on your liver, which is responsible for burning fat and turning it into energy. Drinking enough water is essential for proper kidney function.
When the kidneys are deprived of the fluid they need to thrive, the liver begins to compensate. If liver functioning is reduced, it can’t metabolize fat as quickly.
Although this way of losing weight may have you using the bathroom more than you’d like at first, your body should soon adjust, meaning your bladder can hold more liquid over time.
At least, give it a try for 10 days and see if the scale shows a difference. Unlike many diets, this one does not require costly materials or huge lifestyle changes, making it much easier to follow than most.