Fat Loss 101 - Part Two!

In part two, learn about the most effective fat loss supplement, water!

The Most Effective Fat Loss Supplement

If you're just starting your cutting diet and you have a lot of fat to lose, or maybe you have very little to lose but you want to lose it quickly, you're probably looking for the most effective fat loss supplement on the market. So, which is it?

The controversial ephedra based products such as Thermo Hydroxadrine, or the non-ephedra based products such as Xenadrine EFX, Ephedra Free Hydroxycut, Zantrax 3, or Stacker 2? Actually, the supplement that I recommend cannot be sold in stores. The most effective supplement that you can take while on a fat loss diet is water.

Yeah, the pills work. You must realize, however that fat loss pills are only a means to achieve your goal. Without the right diet, they won't work as great as you might suspect. And by the way, there is no miracle pill to replace dieting and an effective exercise program so just forget about it.

If you are searching for something like that then let me give you some help and save you some time by telling you that it DOES NOT EXIST. I hate to break the news to you but losing fat will be tough, especially if you want to see those abs.

Anyhow, I'll write about fat loss pills in another article. As the title of the article suggests, this is about the most effective supplement that you can take, which is water.


OK, first we must get through a little bit of science. Your body is composed of anywhere from 65% to 75% water. That statement alone should open your eyes. If your body is composed of 70% water, don't you think it would be a good idea to replenish its supply and actually treat it like it should be treated?

One good thing about water is that it clears toxins from your body and helps fats pass through your system before they can be stored. That is one of the reasons it is so effective as a fat loss supplement. Every time that I eat something that I feel I shouldn't have, I go straight for the water. Water will help any substance that your body does not need exit safely and it will also greatly aid in transporting the necessary nutrients throughout the body.

You take all of your vitamins, eat all your proteins, fats, and carbs, and take your diet pills. Did you ever think, "How do I know that these vitamins and minerals are getting to their destination?" If you don't know how they get there, you actually don't even know IF they get there.

Another reason why water is so poplar amongst dieters is because it causes you to eat less. Before I go to a restaurant or a party where I know that there will be a lot of food (nevertheless very tempting unhealthy foods) I drink a lot of water. Water has a tendency to give you a very "full" feeling, however it has no caloric value.

You can drink as much water as you want, and all it will do is make you pee...o my goodness your life just became so hard! If you really want to lose the weight, you'll drink the water. By keeping you full, water greatly aids a low calorie diet and sometimes will cause you to refuse that second helping or that "one cookie" that you just want to "taste."

How much should you drink?

Good question. The average adult should consume about eight glasses of water per day. Pretty vague huh? The words "average adult" and "eight glasses" (what size glasses do you use?) really take away a lot of meaning from the statement. I like to use one gallon a day as a minimum.

Sound like a lot? It really isn't. You should never let your body become thirsty and you should try to drink evenly throughout the day. Don't not drink water all day and then at 6:00 start chugging a quarter of a gallon of water every hour. That isn't the healthy way to do it. Also, you're going to want to increase your water intake before, during, and after workouts.

You will probably be sweating during your workout (especially if it's cardio) and you don't want your body to become dehydrated. Supplying your body with water before the workout will greatly help prevent this. During your workout, you'll want to drink some water between sets. Don't over do it. I usually drink 24oz. of water during a 45 minute workout session.

After your workout, you want to drink water to help replenish what you lost during the workout. As I said before, drinking water after your workout will also increase the flow of nutrients throughout the body. This is the most important time to make sure your body is getting what it needs.

Are there alternatives?

Sure, but water is the most effective. Before you exercise, you might want to drink some coffee, Gatorade, or maybe even an energy drink. The only difference between these drinks and water is that water has no calories. You never have to be worried about how much weight you gain from water because you will always lose it.

As you can see, there are many benefits of drinking water. I know some people who drink two gallons of water per day. Use that as your motivation. If someone can drink two or three gallons of water per day, then you can certainly drink one.

While this is not a requirement, it is a good starting point for anyone looking to get lean. If you are not used to drinking this much water, start with what you are comfortable with and increase it slowly. Try to aim for about a gallon a day. In time, you will be able to drink much more. Train hard and drink water.

Be sure to check out:
Fat Loss 101: Part One