You are fat. I can make this statement because statistically, 3/4 of the time I will be right. Hey, don’t take offense to it, I’m getting there too. 64% of Americans are overweight and I can feel my muffin top growing as we speak…mmmm muffins sound tasty.
So here’s the skinny, we want to be hot but aren’t willing to work for it. Therefore, we find every excuse in the book as to why we can be fat and stay that way. I had a baby (4 years ago). I’m married, who do I have to impress? I like food (my favorite). Websites allows us to watch a continuously updated set of numbers which inform the world not only of the number of obese people in the world but how much money is spent on diet products. The speed at which it rises will amaze you. But I’m a broke college student so I’m not contributing to that, however I am on a weight loss mission. So I search Google for “fastest ways to lose weight” and “tricks to weight loss” and voila! Supposedly our friend water is the best diet drink out there, and it’s free and convenient. So I thought I would test this theory out, drinking eight glasses a day shouldn’t be that hard right? Thus began my death by water.
You might be wondering Miss, what do I need to start my journey? I’ll tell you, drinkable water, water carrying device, and a restroom within a short walking distance. I don’t hate water, but I never really drank much period. The hardest part of staying faithful to water for two weeks wasn’t the water itself but the act of drinking. Prepare yourself for a time commitment. Oh the vicious cycle; walk to the water fountain, walk back, gulp it down, relieve yourself, repeat. Let me tell you it gets annoying and you will want to quit, don’t.
Day three I felt pretty good, maybe it was mental, but I felt cleansed. Perhaps at this point I was actually hydrated for the first time in months. I craved water; it became second nature to constantly drink it. By the end of week one, I honestly felt thinner. Mind you, I began running a mile a day and toned with weights about 4 days. I decided it was time to hit the scales, I began my journey at 135 lbs. and weighed in at 133; I was a proud girl.
By this point the motivation was there, I felt good and there was numerical proof, the water diet was working. My main drawback was poor diet; I love carbs. However, CNN Health states that drinking two eight ounce glasses of water before each meal will help you consume fewer portions. If you drink the eight ounces a day, then this tactic is covered. Because of the water I never really felt hungry and as CNN suggested, I did eat less of the food I chose. *Reminder, do not drink any sugar or carbonated beverages or results are minimized.
Let’s skip right ahead to day 15, which is today. So far I have lost five pounds and I feel amazing. Unfortunately, to continue drowning myself would be unrealistic. I’m cutting myself down to five large bottles of water a day; two trips to the bathroom an hour was getting quite ridiculous. However, I tested this theory of combining excessive amounts of water with cardio and I’m pleasantly surprised by the results. Perhaps it was the cardio alone that triggered the weight loss; regardless, I encourage you to try the “water diet” as a means of creating healthy habits in your life. Water alone will help speed your metabolism, hydrate your skin, spark energy, and lower your food portions. Can I buy you a drink?