Wednesday Weight Loss Challenge

Anna’s Progress – Total Weight Loss in 6 Weeks = 7 kg / 15.4 lbs!!!

 

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Whats the Big Deal With Water?

Last week we increased Anna’s water consumption from 5 liters a day to 6 and she’s still losing weight!!!! Anna has lost 15.4 lbs in 6 weeks. Why is water so important for fat loss? First, let’s look at what role it plays in our body. Water makes up close to 80% of our body, and our organs contain an even higher percentage of water. The liver, for example, is nearly 95% comprised of water.

Water transports nutrients throughout our body and helps rid it of toxins. It helps to assimilate the water-soluble vitamins (C and B), and it regulates our body temperature. Water lubricates joints, helps with digestion, promotes healthy skin, and plays a role in every chemical reaction within our cells.

Drinking Water Reduces Water Retention

When your body doesn’t get enough water, it holds onto what it has. Water retention is the result. This is a simple survival mechanism. Your body has a tendency to hold onto and store what it doesn’t think it will get in the future. Once you start drinking more water, your body recognizes that it is getting a steady external supply, and it starts letting go of the water weight it’s been holding.

Water Makes You a More Efficient Fat Burner

The liver breaks down toxins and removes them from the body, and it stores fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, & K). Also, the liver has a huge role in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. Your liver is responsible for breaking down fatty acids and transporting them to the blood to be metabolized. What does water have to do with the liver? With the liver being so important for fat oxidation, it is imperative that we are keeping it running at 100% efficiency. When you don’t drink enough water, your kidneys, which are also responsible for removing toxins and waste material, cannot fully function. As a result, your liver has to pick up the slack. If your liver has to work twice as hard to remove toxins, fat metabolism is not going to be able to function 100% efficiently.

Studies have shown that just slight dehydration can hugely impact exercise performance. Sometimes being hydrated is the difference between getting those last two reps, putting an extra five pounds on the bar, or running that mile 30 seconds faster. It may not seem like much of a difference, but that better workout you just had as a result of being fully hydrated, just built you some muscle. In return, that muscle is now burning more fat for you, even while you rest.

Anna’s Progress – Total Weight Loss in 6 Weeks = 7 kg / 15.4 lbs!!!

WEEK DATE WEIGHT KG / LBS + / – KG / LBS
6 JULY 22, 2015 79.8 / 175.93 -1.2 / 2.65
5 JULY   15, 2015 81.0 / 178.57 -.5 / 1.1
4 JULY 8, 2015 81.5 / 179.67 – 1.1 / 2.43
3 JULY 1, 2015 82.6 / 182.10 – .7 / 1.54
2 JUNE 24, 2015 83.3 / 183.64 – 1.3 / 2.87
1 JUNE 17, 2015 84.6 / 186.51 – 2.2 / 4.89
START JUNE 10, 2015 86.8 / 191.4

MEAN LOSS = 1.16 KG PER WEEK / 2.56 LBS PER WEEK

TO GO….4.8 KG / 10.58 LBS

3 WEEKS OUT NEED TO LOSE   1.6 KG / 3.52 LBS PER WEEK



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