Monday, January 14, 2013

Nutrisystem Week 18: Water and Weight Loss


It has now been 18 weeks since I first began the Nutrisystem program.  You would think that after such a long period of time on Nurisystem, I would have this program down pat!  For the most part I do.  Since my meals are provided for me, I only have to plan out my snacks of nuts, meat, yogurt, veggies and fruits!  I am always well stocked with the necessities so that I do not stray from the program.  Routine is my middle name and I go through each day with such ease but there is one thing I struggle with... something I have struggled with on every diet program I have been on.  It's getting in my water!

Why is water so important in weight loss?

1.  The mechanism in burning calories requires a sufficient amount of water for completion.  If the body is dehydrated, the fat burning process is slowed down.

2.  In the process of burning calories and fat, the body creates "toxins."  In order to rid your body of those toxins, water is needed to flush them out!

3.  The body mistakes dehydration for hunger.  Drink plenty of water with your meals and those times when you "feel hungry."

4.  Drinking cold water speeds up your metabolism because the body uses energy to warm the water up.  So, put plenty of ice cubes in that water to easily burn those extra calories!

5.  Water is an important component in blood and proper circulation.  Dehydration can lower blood volume making it more difficult to circulate the proper nutrients and oxygen needed for a healthy body!

So, now that we know why we need the proper amount of daily water to lose weight, how in the world are we going to get it in?  Nutrisystem not only realizes the importance of water and weight loss but also the struggles of getting the proper daily allotment of water in.  That is why they provide us with this awesome water bottle to carry around throughout the day for a constant reminder to DRINK MORE WATER!


Some extra things I like to do with my water is mark a time table on my bottle.  This gives me a goal to drink a certain amount of water by a certain time each day.  You really won't believe how much easier it makes getting my water down each day!  I also like to "liven" up my water by adding frozen fruits to it.  This gives my water that little bit of sweetness to it and having some color just makes it fun!

Do you have any tricks to help get your water down each day?

Weekly Weight Loss: 0 pound


Total Weight Loss: -14 pounds  


Weight Loss Goal for Next Week: -1 pound
 
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15 comments:

  1. Water is not my problem. I cut a slice of lemon and sip on a glass all day! Love it! My problem is the other stuff - exercise, chocolate, routine, chocolate, sleep, chocolate.... you get the idea. Try a lemon slice! It is the best option!!!

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  2. Thanks for this. I am really trying to drink more water, and now I have a ton of reasons why. I love lemon in my water, and if I am getting really daring I add a lime ;)

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  3. A few months ago I went to this meeting where health professionals were giving classes. The topic that day was "water" and how important it was... this is a GREAT post. Will be sharing this.

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  4. I completely agree that water is essential! While losing weight, or just for workouts and maintaining a healthy body. Even through I know to drink it, I often get busy with my day and miss out on opportunities to drink up. Thanks for the reminder, I will refill my bottle now.

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  5. I'm on week 13 of Nutrisystem and having the same struggle with getting enough water (and remembering to log it). Such a smart idea about marking the times on the bottle! I'm going to try that, too! I like water and don't have a problem drinking it, I just tend to forget. My favorite is adding cucumber slices...especially on a hot Florida day!

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  6. I agree, water is so very important! When I get in my water for the day, I feel better, I have more energy, and I tend to eat less junk. Definitely a big bonus. I love my Nutrisystem bottle. I carry it around with me all the time.

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  7. I love water but have to confess I hate it cold. I know it burns more calories, but I still can not stand drinking it cold. I guess it is better at room temp than not at all.

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  8. Water is a HUGE component for healthy living as well as weight loss. I love water, but when it's cold I crave warm drinks. Hot water with a splash of lemon only goes so far. So, I do herbal teas without sugar.

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  9. I drink my water with fruit in it like you do. Yum!

    Dawn

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  10. Smart! I absolutely love that you mark your cup. What a great way to remember to drink up.

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  11. The marks on your cup are a really great idea. I am terrible at remembering to drink adequately. Really love that idea - Thanks

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  12. Water intake is a definite problem of mine, I lack what I should drink.... I need it to help with eating, but it's also great for our skin, and hair and I need it both...maybe it should be a late New Years Resolution for me....keep up the great work your doing awesome!

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  13. I think so many of us don't actually think about drinking until we feel really thirsty. I try to offer it to my kids frequently to make sure they drink enough.

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  14. I get sick of water often, myself. I've found that if I move around and work up a sweat I'm more eager to drink it!

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  15. Water is SO SO important! I used to drink over 60 oz. a day while on WW!

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