Step 34 – Eat and Drink More Water


Dehydration is the enemy of the body. Get in the habit of keeping your body hydrated so that you can perform at peak efficiency.

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What the experts say – Dehydration is the enemy of the body. In a routine day you can lose 3-4 litres or 10-15 cups of fluid per day in the forms of sweat, urine, exhaled air, and bowel movement. If you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated and your body is not performing at peak efficiency.  Since the body is 60% water it is critical that you keep your fluid levels balanced.  For weight loss water serves 3 critical functions. 1) When you substitute water for higher caloric beverages and eat a diet filled with “water-rich” foods they can be more filling and help trim caloric intake. 2) Water helps to keep muscles healthy and energized.  When cells are water depleted they shrivel which effects muscle performance leading to muscle fatigue. Why do you care? Well for every pound of muscle you build you’re burning an additional 5-6 calories a day even…

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