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4 Ways to Cut Water Weight Fast

Have you ever eaten chinese food late at night just to wake up with puffy eyes and a bloated belly? Eating salty food can cause you to retain water under the skin which looks a lot like body fat. Obviously the best thing you can do is not eat high sodium food like chinese food, chips, processed food, etc., but for the sake of this post I’ll teach you how to cut that water weight. Here are 4 Ways to Cut Water Weight Fast:

1. Drink Coconut Water

Coconut water is high in potassium which helps excrete excess sodium from the body. Really as long as you increase your potassium intake you’ll help get that excess sodium out of the body but coconut water is also a fantastic way to hydrate so I give it precedence.

2. Drink 1-2 cups of coffee or tea, but no more than 2.

We all know that coffee & tea contain caffeine, which is a diuretic. That means that they’ll help you excrete excess fluid, but be careful not to overdo it. Too much coffee or tea and your body will respond by holding onto water to prevent dehydration. 1-2 cups will be enough to flush out some excess water without risking provoking that opposite effect.

3. Sweat it out.

This is pretty obvious right? But if you’re eating Chinese food late at night chances are you aren’t in the mood to hit the treadmill. Hit it anyway. Do 20 minutes of cardio and then sit in the sauna for 10-15 minutes. You’ll feel incredible burning off that junk food, plus you’ll sweat out that water weight and excess sodium.

4. Drink lots of water.

Aim for 0.5 to 1 ounce per lb of bodyweight to flush out the excess sodium in your system. By drinking more water you’re encouraging your body to release more water through excretion. Couple that with the caffeine from your tea or coffee and you’ll be cutting out that water weight in no time.

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Put all 4 pieces together and you’ll keep your body hydrated while you cut the water weight that’s disguising itself as bodyfat. And again, the best way to prevent putting on a lot of water weight is to avoid salty, processed foods and take out. It’s bound to happen sometime though so you might as well be prepared.

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6 Ways to Improve Hydration

Your health hinges on how seriously you take staying hydrated. Your body is made up of 60% water; to improve hydration should be of the utmost importance to you regardless of your health goal

My whole fitness career began with a $5 shaker bottle filled with iced water. You need water to burn fat, build muscle, and to have your brain and organs work effectively. Here are 6 ways you can improve hydration easily on a daily basis:

1) Commit to drinking 24 oz. water before having breakfast.

If you’re willing to hold off on having breakfast until you finish your first 24 oz. of water for the day, then you’ll be taking your first productive step in improving your hydration first thing in the morning. You won’t believe how easy it is. Fill up a measured water bottle with cold water and aim to drink 4 oz every 10 minutes (24 oz. in the first hour you’re awake). Also, when you start your day on a healthy foot, you’re more likely to continue to make healthier decisions throughout the day.

2) Limit your caffeine intake.
Opt for decaf tea during the day to reduce the consumption of diuretics without sacrificing the helpful antioxidants.For every 6 oz. of coffee or tea you drink, drink another 6 oz. of water to make up for the diuretic effect of caffeine. I personally need to have caffeine first thing in the morning just to feel alive but afterwards I won’t have any caffeine until at least 5-6 hours later. That’s enough time for your body to fully metabolize the caffeine so you don’t overwhelm your Central Nervous System and crash later in the day.

3) Develop a plan that fits in your schedule. If your goal is 1 gallon per day then there are a few ways to go about dividing up that gallon:

– You can bring the whole gallon of water to work with you and sip it throughout the day (yes some people do that).
– You can fill a 24 oz. shaker bottle or water bottle 5 times per day and divide those servings up to fit your schedule (my preferred method).
– If you generally reach for a plastic water bottle, which are roughly 17 oz, it will take 18 servings from that bottle to hit your goal. Nothing’s impossible, but get ready to make a lot of trips to the water fountain.

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4) Eat water rich foods.

I’m sure this comes off wildly unhelpful but if you reach for foods with a higher water content (fruits, soup, etc.) you’ll be able to improve your hydration faster than if you’re always reaching for salty starches and chugging water to catch up.

5) Try making your own flavored water or “detox water” concoctions.
This is a trick I see many people who dislike drinking plain water do. Add lemon, sliced cucumbers, lime, mint leaves, berries, and ice to your water in any combination that you think you’ll like the most and enjoy the flavors infusing in your water. The idea is that the water soluble vitamins will diffuse into your water branding it “Detox Water”. I haven’t done the research to confirm that’s accurate, but at the very least you’ll have tasty water with the potential to increase your micronutrient intake.

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6) Keep your beverages ice cold.
Studies show that we tend to drink more often and in bigger servings when our beverages are refrigerated or iced. Try filling up a shaker bottle or large water bottle with water and ice before you go to bed and leave it in the fridge. Now you can start your morning with 24 oz. of ice cold water to rehydrate after 8 hours without fluids.

Check out Scivation and 6 Pack Bags for products and recipes that can help you get started!

6 Ways to Improve Hydration

Your health hinges on how seriously you take staying hydrated. Your body is made up of 60% water, so staying hydrated should be of the utmost importance to you regardless of your health goal. My whole fitness career began with a $5 shaker bottle filled with iced water. You need water to burn fat, build muscle, and to have your brain and organs work effectively. Here are 6 ways you can improve your hydration:

1) Commit to drinking 24 oz. water before having breakfast.

If you’re willing to hold off on having breakfast until you finish your first 24 oz. of water for the day, then you’ll be taking your first productive step in improving your hydration first thing in the morning. You won’t believe how easy it is. Fill up a measured water bottle with cold water and aim to drink 4 oz every 10 minutes (24 oz. in the first hour you’re awake). Also, when you start your day on a healthy foot, you’re more likely to continue to make healthier decisions throughout the day.

2) Limit your caffeine intake.
Opt for decaf tea during the day to reduce the consumption of diuretics without sacrificing the helpful antioxidants.For every 6 oz. of coffee or tea you drink, drink another 6 oz. of water to make up for the diuretic effect of caffeine. I personally need to have caffeine first thing in the morning just to feel alive but afterwards I won’t have any caffeine until at least 5-6 hours later. That’s enough time for your body to fully metabolize the caffeine so you don’t overwhelm your Central Nervous System and crash later in the day.

3) Develop a plan that fits in your schedule. If your goal is 1 gallon per day then there are a few ways to go about dividing up that gallon:

– You can bring the whole gallon of water to work with you and sip it throughout the day (yes some people do that).
– You can fill a 24 oz. shaker bottle or water bottle 5 times per day and divide those servings up to fit your schedule (my preferred method).
– If you generally reach for a plastic water bottle, which are roughly 17 oz, it will take 18 servings from that bottle to hit your goal. Nothing’s impossible, but get ready to make a lot of trips to the water fountain.

How Meal Prepping Can Save You Thousands

4) Eat water rich foods.

I’m sure this comes off wildly unhelpful but if you reach for foods with a higher water content (fruits, soup, etc.) you’ll be able to improve your hydration faster than if you’re always reaching for salty starches and chugging water to catch up.

5) Try making your own flavored water or “detox water” concoctions.
This is a trick I see many people who dislike drinking plain water do. Add lemon, sliced cucumbers, lime, mint leaves, berries, and ice to your water in any combination that you think you’ll like the most and enjoy the flavors infusing in your water. The idea is that the water soluble vitamins will diffuse into your water branding it “Detox Water”. I haven’t done the research to confirm that’s accurate, but at the very least you’ll have tasty water with the potential to increase your micronutrient intake.

How to Detox Without Buying Expensive Products

6) Keep your beverages ice cold.
Studies show that we tend to drink more often and in bigger servings when our beverages are refrigerated or iced. Try filling up a shaker bottle or large water bottle with water and ice before you go to bed and leave it in the fridge. Now you can start your morning with 24 oz. of ice cold water to rehydrate after 8 hours without fluids.

Check out Scivation and 6 Pack Bags for products and recipes that can help you get started!