Clients often ask me: what is the best fat burner? Water!! Proper nutrition and water intake are most important before adding any other supplement.
The human body is composed of 65% - 75% water. Therefore, the body needs water to function properly. However, water also does several other things that are beneficial to the body, especially when dieting.
Drinking water satiates you. When dieting I drink water as a way to help with my hunger. Before meals, during and especially after/ in between meals I drink water to help my stomach feel full even though I am not eating a lot of food. Feeling full helps me to stick to my diet and makes me less cranky when dieting. I like to put my BCAA's in my water or squeeze fresh lemon to change things up and give me a little treat when dieting.
Water also helps fat pass through your system before it can be stored and helps with fat oxidation (fat loss), which is why it is so effective as a fat loss supplement. In addition, water aids in transporting necessary nutrients throughout the body. It is important to take your vitamins daily, but when you are dieting it becomes even more important. You are consuming less food and usually are not eating as many fruits, because of the sugar in fruits. Therefore, taking vitamins and supplements are important to fill in those gaps that your nutrition is not providing.
A good indication that you are getting enough water is your pee. You should be peeing frequently throughout the day and it should be a very light yellow/ preferably almost clear color. Don’t worry however if your pee is bright yellow a few hours after you take your vitamins, some vitamins cause your pee to be a bright yellow.
I know it is tough at first to consume a gallon or two or three a day when dieting, but your body will thank you. Take is slow and progressively add more and more each day!
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