It’s January and we all have fat loss on our minds. The holiday treats lodged in our love handles, we expected to burn off within the first few weeks, are still hanging on pretty tight.  maybe a trip to the supplement store to pick up the latest greatest fat loss pill is in order?

I’m going to reveal my secret…

There is one fat loss product that stands head and shoulders above all others.  It’s not a pill, it’s not some herb from the far reaches of the earth, it’s not even a cream or wrap that melts away fat like butter on a hot blueberry muffin.

This this hack is so easy that you will probably dismiss it and not do anything about it, but that would be a mistake.

Nearly every “diet” in the world shares the same piece of advice. 

Water, agua, H20…

Drink. More of it.

Not very exciting, I know, but it doesn’t mean it’s not important and not a simple and easy thing to do for your fat loss goals.  

For optimal fat loss, you want to be drinking close to a gallon of water each day, but at a minimum, 64 ounces…

Why is water such a big deal? Here are 4 compelling reasons as to why drinking a minimum of 64 ounces of water a day will help you drop the spare tire and achieve a stunning transformation…

#1) Water Aids Fat Metabolism in the Liver

When it comes down to the technical process of losing fat, your liver is where the action is. The key to having a highly functional liver, one that quickly removes metabolic waste and built up toxins, is to be properly hydrated by drinking a minimum of 64 ounces of water each day. 

Your liver is a filter for your body. When you aren’t drinking enough water, your liver accumulates a buildup of waste product that slows the process of fat metabolism down. 

#2) Water Helps Balance Hormones

Without getting too technical about the science of fat loss, it’s important that you understand that your hormones play an important role in your body’s ability to lose fat.

When your body enters a state of dehydration, your organ and digestive functions are compromised, which in turn negatively impacts hormonal balance.

This stress, brought on by dehydration, impacts your adrenal glands, signaling the need for an increase in cortisol, which encourages your body to begin storing fat, rather than burning it. Yikes!

#3) Water Reduces Calorie Intake

If you’re going to drop body fat you need to be in a caloric deficit, which can lead to hunger at times. Well, water can help you out here…

Increased water intake will help control cravings, suppress your appetite, and keep you feeling full.

In addition to fat loss, drinking water has an infinite number of benefits – including improved skin complexion, boosted immune system, cleansing toxins out of the body, etc.

While it’s important to drink plenty of water in general, be sure you’re increasing your amount before and after your workouts. The more you sweat, the more water you lose, and it’s important to replace that lost water to avoid dehydration.

Bonus

This one is not new, but could be new to you.  One of the best things you can do for digestion is to avoid drinking with your meals.  If you ever feel bloated after a meal, it could be due to the liquid you’re drinking.

General rule, stop drinking 15 minutes before you eat, and don’t drink again until 15 minutes after you’re done eating. It could go even longer, but give yourself at least 15 minutes.

You’ll find that you’ll have less bloating and indigestion. Don’t believe me? Try it!

Experts are at odds with this one, but I’ve seen enough examples of improved digestion in those that have employed this practice, to sway my opinion.

Wrapping up…

Every little bit helps, and this is one easy tactic you can use NOW to speed things up and get you closer to your fat loss goal.  If plain ole water doesn’t do it for you then feel free to spruce it up with a slice of lemon, lime, cucumber, or whatever suits your fancy. Just don’t sugar it out.

And no, fruit juice, full of sugar, is not an option!

Give this a try today. No need to drown yourself right out of the gates. Work your way up to at least 64 ounces, and go from there.  If you’re peeing clear, then you’re good to go!