IN YOUR DAILY DOSE today is research which supports drinking water 30 minutes before your meals for a very specific purpose. Researchers found that it not only improved kidney function, improved your skin, reduced problems with constipation but also will help you lose more weight in less time.
IN MAKING CHANGES you’ll discover three simple things you can do starting today to start losing weight this week. You won’t starve, you won’t feel deprived and you don’t eat just cabbage soup!
IN FACT OR FICTION you’ll discover the trick to peeling an onion without shedding a tear.
In The News
In research from the University of Birmingham, scientists found that drinking 500 ml (16 ounces) of water half an hour before your meals could help individuals who are obese to lose weight. Participants in the study were monitored over a 12 week period and given a weight management consultation. 41 were asked to drink the water before their main meals and 43 were asked to imagine they had a full stomach before eating.
Those who drank the water lost an average of 2.87 pounds more than those in the control group. If the individuals drank the water before all three main meals they lost an average of 9.48 pounds over 12 weeks. Those who did it only once a day lost an average of 1.7 pounds over the same 12 week period.
Daily Health Tip
The simplicity of this strategy is overwhelming. Drinking 16 ounces of fluid before each of your main meals and increasing your activity level can lead to losing weight at a moderate and healthy pace. The water used in the study was tap water. Sparkling water, soda or sweetened drinks were not allowed.
Losing a few pounds every 2 to 3 months adds up by the end of the year, and is definitely better than gaining the weight every 2 to 3 months.
Drinking enough water each day to stay hydrated has other benefits as well. It reduces your risk of constipation, helps your kidneys work more efficiently and makes your skin look more firm and younger.
Making this change is simple and easy. Just 30 minutes before sitting down to breakfast, lunch and dinner, drink 16 ounces of tap water. Increase your exercise levels each day and steer clear of sweetened drinks, desserts and candy.
It can’t get any simpler than that!
My Daily Affirmation
My exercise routine is balanced for both my body and mind.
I am happy with the exercise combinations I use. My flexibility and agility are better than ever. I reduce stress and recharge in my exercise sessions.
Fact Or Fiction?
Do you know how to cut an onion without shedding a tear? Did you even think it was possible?
If you think the only way to cut an onion without crying is to use a sweet onion, you will be surprised. Interestingly, the part of the onion that makes you cry is the bulb, which as gas that does the dirty deed. Here’s a video to help you cut that onion and leave behind the tears.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team