Saturday, 2 January 2016

10 Day Water Challenge

As January begins we tend to feel sluggish with a lack of energy and additional Christmas weight. Has anyone ever thought about doing a re-set to combat this? And what better time to do this as a new years resolution..

..So what is a re-set? Resetting is about undoing years of bad habits and learning to make better health choices. The re-set in particular I want to discuss revolves around water. The body is made up of 80% water. The body uses water as a transport medium, moving everything around. Therefore, water moves around waste products and toxins as well as nutrients. Basically, drinking more water will increase the amount of waste (including fat) leaving the body.

Working out how much water you will need..

.. drink 1/2 ounce for every pound of your body weight
.. 0.033 litres per kg

What to expect after 10 days? It goes without saying that you will need to use the bathroom more, this is a good thing as you will be removing more waste. You will also experience an energy boost and get clearer looking skin. A small amount of people have been found to experience bloating (water retention) or headache, this however will pass after the first few days. There has also been a lot of reported results of weight loss and a decreased waist measurement.

How to measure your results? Use a simple indicator of waist measurement and body weight both before and after the challenge. 

The rules:
- drink all your water per day before going to bed 
- any left over water must be drank before starting the next days water 
- DO NOT drink all the water in one go, sip throughout the entire day

Have fun!