It’s incredibly frustrating to hit a wall with your fat loss. When your results stop but your diet and exercise haven’t changed, it’s quite often dehydration that is the culprit. Most people are chronically dehydrated which means that they are not drinking enough water throughout the day. There are 2 main reasons that not drinking enough water causes you to gain weight...
1. Thirst often feels like hunger - which leads to overeating Most of the time when we think we are hungry, and find ourselves reaching for a snack, it’s actually due to thirst that’s simply disguising itself as hunger. I catch myself falling into this trap during the winter since we are all spending more time outside this year. This leads to regrettable food decisions throughout the day - and all of these undesirable calories add up and work against your body fat and energy levels.
2. Dehydration slows down body functions - including your metabolism It's been reported that 75% of Americans suffer from Chronic Dehydration which leaves the body vulnerable to weight gain, illness, injury and further increases the risk of contracting any number of viruses. The human body is made up of 11 important organ systems, including the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous and endocrine systems -- they also include the immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle and reproductive systems.
All the systems work together to maintain a healthy human body -- and all the systems rely on proper hydration to deliver vitamins, nutrients and minerals to stay healthy and recover quickly.
For just a moment think about your car and the two important fluids that keep it on the road -- gas and oil. Your car needs enough fuel to keep it moving and the right amount of oil to keep all the parts running smoothly.
Without gas or oil the engines seize up and the car is unable to move and is vulnerable and exposed to the elements.
Water is like gas in your car, it keeps you fueled. And electrolytes, vitamins and minerals are like the oil in your car ensuring that all the systems in your body work as they should.
Losing weight, battling infection, fighting off sickness, building and repairing muscle, lowering stress and maintaining a healthy and happy life all require proper hydration levels. Without water and the right nutrients you’re fighting an uphill battle with weight loss.
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Also, PROGRESS IS PROGRESS...
Your ability to stay positive when the world is working hard to make you mad is a true accomplishment. I'm in awe of our community at Yolo Barre being able to keep showing up and staying positive with us through thick and through thin. We truly are getting stronger in every way together.
So I am happy to share a little bit of good news with you today. Yolo County has moved back down to the purple tier. What does this mean? It's now again YOUR choice if you'd like to keep you mask on during YOUR outdoor distanced Yolo Barre sessions.
Yay!! It's small but a step in the right direction. And like we say in your practice progress is progress so that's something to feel positive about!