Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A gallon a day



I'm sure by now you've all seen this dramatic before and after post that went viral roughly a month ago. Surprisingly, the original article (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2480491/How-drinking-litres-water-day-took-years-face.html) was written in 2013. I'm not sure why it took so long for this post to get noticed, but I love everything about it, so I thought I would share my opinion on it as well.

This woman drinks a little less than a gallon of water every day for a month and achieves AMAZING results.  She says:

 "I genuinely can't believe the difference in my face. I look like a different woman. The dark shadows around my eyes have all but disappeared and the blotches have gone. My skin is almost as dewy as it was when I was a child. The transformation is nothing short of remarkable. I'm feeling leaner and fitter, too,which is amazing, since the only thing I've changed is the amount of water I drink."

Not only does her skin look amazing, but she lost 2 pounds and an inch off her waist! I know it isn't much but when you consider the fact that she didn't change her diet or exercise routine at all it is incredible.

The other day I googled, "how to lose 25 pounds fast" because I'm still hanging on to some extra baby weight and I actually found an article that said the secret to success is drinking a gallon of water a day. I will try to find it again so I can link it on here, but basically it was a wrestling coach that always told his wrestlers if they needed to make weight they should replace every beverage (energy drinks & meal replacement shakes included) with water and the 25 pounds would melt off. The idea is that most people tend to consume so many extra "liquid calories" in a day without even realizing it. Replacing those drinks with water with help you shed pounds with virtually no diet change.

Now, this woman only lost 2 pounds, but in the article she mentions various beverages (tea, alcohol, juice) she had during this water challenge so maybe that had a little to do with it? For me, I pretty much only drink water anyway so calorie-wise this won't be much of a change.

This is why I'm upping my water intake:

1. EVERY system and function in our body depends on water
2. I believe it will help flush out toxins, keep me fuller longer, and aid general weight loss
3. I will feel more hydrated during work outs
4. My skin is extremely dry!
5. I feel like I've been looking more tired lately (my under eye circles seem deeper)

I began the gallon a day water challenge today! I will keep you posted on my results! Wish me luck!

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