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How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day To Lose Weight?

How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day To Lose Weight?

If you’re on a weight loss program, say like the GM diet or any other diet for that matter, you’ll need to consume enough water everyday as it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from your body, thus maximizing the weight loss results. But, many dieters get confused about the amount of water they should drink per day to lose weight. Well, in this article, let us discuss the logic behind drinking water for weight loss and the number of liters should a person drink on an average per day. 3 Foods to Throw Out Cut a bit of belly bloat each day, by avoiding these 3 foods nucific.com Related: Where does fat go after weight loss? or How many calories needed per day? Does Drinking Water Help in Losing Weight? It is a well-known fact that out of the overall human body weight, almost 66% of it is water. Consuming enough quantity of water per day helps in flushing out the impurities out of the body, thus letting you lose the water weight too. Drinking water 30 minutes before any meal helps you eat less. However, it is advised not to drink water beyond the recommended level (too much) as it causes an imbalance in the salt content of your body. Even the potassium levels get disturbed, thereby leading to nausea, fatigue, vomiting and headache. So, what is the ideal amount of water to drink a day to get rid of excess weight? Read to find out. How Many Liters of Water Should You Drink per Day to Lose Weight? The diet experts always recommend the 8 x 8 rule i.e., 8 glasses of 8 ounces water should be drunk by an average individual, which equals 2 liters of water. However, as per the researchers, it is said that we should drink 4 litres of water every day for best results. Of-course, the main reason why they suggest this number is because of the several factors that are to be consid Continue reading >>

Ketosis Strips And Water

Ketosis Strips And Water

I drink a lot of water, and as such my urine is usually clear or light light yellow. Does this high water content of my urine mean that the ketosis strips wont work or arent going to work as well? 3 Foods to Throw Out Cut a bit of belly bloat each day, by avoiding these 3 foods nucific.com I am losing weight relatively rapidly, but my ketosis strips are still not changing color. I dont much care because I am losing weight, but I would like to know what is going on biochemically in my body as much as I can... Continue reading >>

Losing Water Weight: How Carbs Really Work

Losing Water Weight: How Carbs Really Work

Does going on a ketogenic diet mean you have to stay on it forever? Why do many folks experience a few days of low-energy moodiness (“low carb flu”) at the beginning of ketogenic diets? The answer to all of these queries can be found in understanding our body’s relationship with glycogen. Many people ask if is glycogen a carbohydrate. Glycogen is the way the body processes and stores glucose as energy, chiefly in the liver and the muscles. High intensity activities like sprinting draw upon the glycogen tucked away in our muscles for fuel, which is why you hear about marathoners “carb-loading” in the days before a big race. The glycogen stored in the liver is what keeps specific systems running all day, including the brain, kidney cells, and red blood cells. For anyone not low-carbing, the body needs a minimum of 100g of glucose each day in order to meet the basic demands of the brain. So — what if a person consumes significantly less than 100g of carbohydrates in a day? What happens when the body runs out of glycogen stores? The hierarchy of energy sources Your body’s just as lazy as you are on Sunday afternoon eating chips on the couch, and it will get energy from the easiest sources possible as long as they’re available. The zippiest energy comes from carbohydrates in the diet, especially simple carbs quickly converted into sugars (think white bread, sweets, fructose, etc.), with more complex carbs following shortly after. For a person following SAD (Standard American Diet) — we’re talking easily over 300g carbohydrates a day on average — the body may not ever burn through this ingested potential energy. Instead, it simply sweeps it away under the rug — you know, the one bulging around your waist — where no one will ever notice. When you cut Continue reading >>

What Everybody Ought To Know About Ketosis

What Everybody Ought To Know About Ketosis

Recently I wanted to explore the world of Ketosis. I thought I knew a little bit about ketosis, but after doing some research I soon realised how wrong I was. 3 months later, after reading numerous books, listening to countless podcasts and experimenting with various diets I know have a sound understanding of ketosis. This resource is built as a reference guide for those looking to explore the fascinating world of ketosis. It is a resource that I wish I had 3 months ago. As you will soon see, a lot of the content below is not mine, instead I have linked to referenced to experts who have a greater understanding of this topic than I ever will. I hope this helps and if there is something that I have missed please leave a comment below so that I can update this. Also, as this is a rather long document, I have split it into various sections. You can click the headline below to be sent straight to the section that interests you. For those that are really time poor I have created a useful ketosis cheat sheet guide. This guide covers all the essential information you should know about ketosis. It can be downloaded HERE. Alternatively, if you're looking for a natural and sustainable way to improve health and lose weight head to this page - What is Ketosis? What Are The Benefits from being in Ketosis? Isn’t Ketosis Dangerous? Ketoacidosis vs Ketosis What Is The Difference Between a Low Carb Diet and a Ketogenic Diet? Types of Ketosis: The Difference Between Nutritional, Therapeutic & MCT Ketogenic Diets Is The Ketogenic Diet Safe? Long Term Effects Thyroid and Ketosis - What You May Want To Know What is a Typical Diet/Macro Breakdown for a Ketogenic Diet? Do I Need to Eat Carbs? What do I Eat On a Ketogenic Diet? What Do I Avoid Eating on a Ketogenic Diet? Protein Consumption a Continue reading >>

The Role Of Salt In A Ketogenic-diet. ‘keto-flu’ Explained!

The Role Of Salt In A Ketogenic-diet. ‘keto-flu’ Explained!

I was keen to understand why all the low-carb diet resources tell you to eat more salt. I therefore decided to look into this in greater detail. The problem I encountered was that nothing actually states the reasoning behind it; sources merely allude to the requirements, then make recommendations on how to achieve them. What I was keen to understand in particular, is the role of insulin in causing the kidneys to retain salt. The below is what I’ve managed to piece together. As always, I must state that I have no medical or dietary training; all I can do is try and present the results of my own reading in as clear and jargon-free way as possible. If readers’ comments can help guide my understanding, then all feedback will be gratefully received! So here goes… Salt! When you switch over to a ketogenic diet, you’re effectively changing the way your body creates and burns energy. On a glucose-based metabolism, the energy-form ‘glycogen’ is produced in the liver. This energy is water-soluble and transported around the body in your blood. The blood-stream is therefore our ‘road-network’ for distributing energy to all the cells and muscles that need it. Glycogen is also stored in the muscles, so the blood-motorway serves to ‘top up’ these stores when required. Because glycogen is transported in liquid & is water-soluble; it’s unsurprising that glycogen itself contains a lot of water. In fact, it’s stored in liquid form; three to four parts water to one part glycogen (sources state 3-4g water to 1g glycogen). When you restrict carbohydrate, you stop consuming glucose, the raw-material from which glycogen is made (see Fuel versus Energy for more details). Your stores of glycogen therefore deplete as your body burns energy, and because glycogen carries 3-4 Continue reading >>

Benefits Of Lemon Water On A Keto Diet

Benefits Of Lemon Water On A Keto Diet

If you’ve been on a keto diet for some time and maybe hit a plateau or feel flat out tired… Then you should try a healthy electrolyte-packed dose of lemon water. If you’re estrogen dominant on keto then lemon water is a perfect remedy because it contains plant pectins which destroys toxins in the liver. Lemon water is also good for inflammation in the joints as well as many other benefits. Oh yes!!! Nature truly has all the substances readily available to take care of our health. The yellow fruit may be really tiny, but it packs a whole arsenal of health benefits, unmatched by any product of nature. And it’s not just the fruit pulp inside that’s beneficial, even the skin of the lemon has many useful properties. All of this at the most simplest process and cheapest cost. The most effective way of exploiting all of lemon’s benefits is by consuming it – there is a common saying that you are what you eat, and if you’re good on the inside, then you’re good on the outside, and so on.The simplest and most straight-forward way to have lemon is in its basic form – as lemon water or dilute lemon juice – a revitalizing and refreshing drink that is as healthy as it is delicious. What is Lemon water? Lemons are the jack of all trades in the nutrition world, having several minerals, vitamins and other nutrients and with almost zero sugar and calorie content (okay, not zero, but only 25 calories, which is very less) – bingo for all those serious weight watchers! Now for some facts. A single glass of freshly squeezed lemon water carries about 187% (for two lemons’ juice) of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C – making it the most Vitamin-C loaded fruit, even amongst the citrus family. So, to brief up, the constituents of lemon water are: Vitamin C – Continue reading >>

5 Newbie Mistakes On Keto

5 Newbie Mistakes On Keto

First and foremost, Happy New Year to all of the new low-carb, gluten-free, keto-ers! As you can tell , I haven’t posted at all last month. To be honest, I made a huge flopping fail during the month of December. I guess I just wanted to celebrate my birthday the entire month! I’m now officially 24 (cue mid-twenties crisis) and I’m ready to jump back on the keto bandwagon. Since it is the New Year, I thought I’d share with you the easy mistakes on keto that I made when first starting. That way, you won’t make the same ones that I did. 1. Eating low-fat foods Yeah. Don’t do it. I know that we’ve been told to avoid fat since we were children, but the time has come to smash that rule. Eat full fat cheese. Eat that skin off of your chicken. Drown your broccoli in butter. Yes, all of it. The only fats I would look into avoiding are vegetable oils like canola and corn. These oils don’t help the body’s inflammation at all when there are so many other, tastier options (like bacon grease, butter and coconut oil). 2. Not replacing electrolytes On keto, you must drink a lot of water since it is dispelled so quickly. When this happens, electrolytes are excreted through your urine and it’s VERY important to replenish them. Use coconut water, low-sugar gatorade or my favorite – bone broth. Using these will also significantly help with the keto flu. 3. Too many changes at once This one is very important. Remember, you are a human. Changing from a lifestyle of processed junk and no exercise to a completely keto and active lifestyle are opposite ends of the extremes. Choose one or the other to focus on first. You don’t want to get burnt out in such a small amount of time. 4. Not giving fat adaption the time it takes The first week will most likely leave you feelin Continue reading >>

Ketosis Weight Loss Rules

Ketosis Weight Loss Rules

Ketogenic dieting is a controversial weight loss method, popularized by Dr. Robert Atkins. During a ketogenic diet, carbohydrates are severely restricted and replaced with high amounts of fat and protein. With no carbohydrates, the body shifts into ketosis, a form of fat metabolism. The theory behind the diet is that despite high amounts of dietary fat, weight loss is accelerated because insulin production is reduced, limiting your body’s ability to store body fat. If you are considering a ketosis diet, there are some important rules to follow. Video of the Day Before you even attempt a ketosis diet, get a full checkup, including blood work. Ketosis diets require a high intake of saturated fats, which may have an adverse effect on your cholesterol. Stay under the supervision of your doctor throughout the diet so you're alerted to any negative changes. Carbohydrates, in the form of glycogen, are stored with water, keeping you hydrated. When you restrict carbohydrates, your body quickly sheds water weight. While most dieters are encouraged by this reduction in body weight, remember that you are now more vulnerable to dehydration. Harvard Medical School recommends drinking at least 6 to 8 cups of liquid per day. Be especially diligent with water intake when working out and in hot weather and drink two to three cups of water for every hour of exercise or vigorous activity. The Harvard School of Public Health recommends women consume at least 20 grams of fiber per day, while men need over 30. When you eliminate carbs from your diet, you may unintentionally reduce your intake of fiber. Throughout the diet, maintain your consumption of vegetables, which are low in carbs but high in fiber. You may also need to take a dietary supplement containing psyllium husk. Getting plenty Continue reading >>

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

So, I don’t know about Y’all, but I love to drink water. However, I know I’m more of the exception than the rule. My husband, kids, and I drink gallons a day and don’t crave anything else; but, again, I know this is the exception. For many, drinking water is “boring”. They want sparkles and flavors and glitter… Well, I’m here to give you a couple of tips to bring you to the hydrated side of the road. First, here’s a water intake calculator for you! Check it out, because it is different for everyone. Y’all probably know by now that I’m not at all a “one-size-fits-all” kind of girl, and that goes for water as well. It all depends on your age, weight, and activity level and this nifty calculator saves the day. Now, why should you be drinking more water, you ask? Maybe it’s because your body is made up mainly of water! Hence, everything works better when everything is adequately hydrated. Think of a flower! If a plant or flower is lacking water, it droops, the leaves sag, petals fall off. Well, my leaves are saggy enough, so I want to keep those babies hydrated and as perky as I can! Being hydrated also means you’re less likely to mistake thirst for hunger. If you’re feeling the urge for some chocolate chip cookies, take a swig of cold water and see if you can hold off a little longer. Thirst can often masquerade as hunger and it takes water to digest food, so it’s a double whammy for your body if it needs water and you’re just giving it more food. Are You Drinking Enough Water? If not, here are some tips to help you reach your water goal each day: 1. Try it cold! Heap some ice in your cup! Not only do you burn more calories because your body has to heat back up, but you won’t “taste” the water as much. 2. Try adding fruit or herbs Continue reading >>

5 Most Common Low-carb Mistakes (and How To Avoid Them)

5 Most Common Low-carb Mistakes (and How To Avoid Them)

A few months ago, I read a book called The Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living. The authors are two of the world's leading researchers on low-carb diets. Dr. Jeff S. Volek is a Registered Dietitian and Dr. Stephen D. Phinney is a medical doctor. These guys have performed many studies and have treated thousands of patients with a low-carb diet. According to them, there are many stumbling blocks that people tend to run into, which can lead to adverse effects and suboptimal results. To get into full-blown ketosis and reap all the metabolic benefits of low-carb, merely cutting back on the carbs isn't enough. If you haven't gotten the results you expected on a low-carb diet, then perhaps you were doing one of these 5 common mistakes. There is no clear definition of exactly what constitutes a "low carb diet." Some would call anything under 100-150 grams per day low-carb, which is definitely a lot less than the standard Western diet. A lot of people could get awesome results within this carbohydrate range, as long as they ate real, unprocessed foods. But if you want to get into ketosis, with plenty of ketoness flooding your bloodstream to supply your brain with an efficient source of energy, then this level of intake may be excessive. It could take some self experimentation to figure out your optimal range as this depends on a lot of things, but most people will need to go under 50 grams per day to get into full-blown ketosis. This doesn't leave you with many carb options except vegetables and small amounts of berries. If you want to get into ketosis and reap the full metabolic benefits of low-carb, going under 50 grams of carbs per day may be required. Protein is a very important macronutrient, which most people aren't getting enough of. It can improve satiety and incr Continue reading >>

Water Weight And Fluid Management

Water Weight And Fluid Management

It’s pretty well established that low-carbohydrate diets (when transitioning from a “normal” diet) tend to result in significant water loss in the first few days, however from the exclamations of those new to keto it would seem that it’s not especially well-known. Not a day goes by on a keto internet board where someone reports in one week after starting – sometimes even just a few days – to report with glee that they’ve lost 5-20lbs in the first week. Most veterans on keto boards are kind enough to guide a newbie through and gently let them know that things will likely slow down, but the outcome of reporting these results to a conventional weight-loss discussion forum which focusses on “eat less, move more” or to family/friends/etc is often one bordering on ridicule, which can be summed up by “it’s all water weight, dummy!”, and that once you go back to a “normal” diet – the one that messed you up to begin with – you’ll gain it all back. The water-weight adage is true to an extent, there are several mechanisms at play contributing to water shedding, and if you choose to go back to eating the foods that messed with your metabolism to begin with then of course you’re very likely to end up back where you were. This is the ongoing dilemma of the yo-yo dieter, instead you should be more concerned with setting yourself up to eat well and maintain optimum health for life – and if you find yourself drifting back into old habits and suffering because of it you should at least try to be armed with the knowledge for how to get back on the path and sort things out. Fat Floats Here’s the thing – excess water weight is still excess weight. Not only that, but water weighs much more than fat. In that light it would seem losing excess water wei Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Faq: All You Need To Know

Ketogenic Diet Faq: All You Need To Know

Below is an list of the most commonly asked questions about the ketogenic diet. Simply click on the question you're interested in and it will take you right to the answer. If you have any more questions, please let me know by leaving a comment and I'll add it to the list! KetoDiet Basic Facts Foods & Diet Plans Health Concerns Troubleshooting 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week KetoDiet Basic Facts Why is it that conventional diets don't work? Most of us would say we get fat simply because we get lazy and eat more. But what if it's the other way round? What if we just get fat and as a result we eat more and become lazy? For the last decades we have been given wrong advice about nutrition and effects of fatty foods on putting on weight. What if the main problem is that due to our modern diets we cannot satisfy our appetite? A study on this subject concluded with a surprising result: the fatter people get, the more inactive they become, not the other way round. And what if the interests of the authorities offering advice are influenced by economic reasons? To learn more about this, I recommend you watch The Food Revolution on Youtube Ketogenic diets are, in fact, closely related to the Paleolithic diet. Both exclude carbohydrates and aim at eating real food. Today carbohydrates make the majority of our diet and have significant implications for our health including hormone balance. For example, insulin, which is responsible for storing fat in our body, is greatly affected by excessive carbohydrate consumption. Carbohydrates are without doubt the most fattening element in our diets. Based on studies performed over th Continue reading >>

Am I Just Losing Water Weight? [+ How To Lose Fat Instead]

Am I Just Losing Water Weight? [+ How To Lose Fat Instead]

Whenever we start a new diet for weight loss, whether it’s Paleo, keto, low-carb, vegetarian, Mediterranean, or something else, it’s always really exciting when you drop a bunch of weight in the first week of starting the diet. But are you actually losing fat, or is it just water weight that you’re dropping? In this post, I’ll explain what is water weight, what causes water retention in your body, ways to check if you’re just losing water weight, and how you can start actually losing fat rather than just water. Check out our table of contents below if you want to jump straight to a section. Table of Contents – Am I Just Losing Water Weight? What Is Water Weight? Water weight is exactly what it sounds like…extra weight that you’re carrying around due to excess water retention in your body. In general, most human adults are around 65% water weight, which means that you’re mostly water! The amount of water our body retains can change with a variety of factors (including age – older people tend to retain less water). For women, being on your period can often cause you to significantly retain more water! What Causes Water Retention? If you’re retaining more water than your body needs, then that simply means there’s more water molecules in between your cells (also called extracellular fluid) or sometimes inside your cells too, and it’s causing you to feel uncomfortable. This phenomena is often called bloating, and it can result in puffy ankles, fingers and toes, as well as when your weight jumps 0.5-4 lbs overnight. Gaining water weight is definitely not a pleasant sensation – you feel big, your clothes feel tight, and you’re wondering what the heck happened. There are various reasons why you might be retaining more water. Here are some of the to Continue reading >>

January Water Fast: What I Ate After Fasting And How Much Did I Gain?

January Water Fast: What I Ate After Fasting And How Much Did I Gain?

It’s been just about 50 hours since I ended my 12 day January Water Fast. (my fast ended on Saturday morning, right now it’s Monday morning) I’ve actually learned so much about my body and my eating habits in such a short period of time that it’s astonishing. First of all – I sincerely love food and even more so love to cook. My kitchen is my happy place and I’m totes happy to be cooking/eating again. However, Eating 3 meals on Saturday was just way too much food. When you complete a water fast the most important aspect to ensure you don’t regain the weight you lost, is to not return to the same eating style you had before your fast (if you weren’t eating healthily) Ray & I are eating low-carb/high-fat in order to maintain our ketogenic state (i.e. fat burning machine. While many people say that you need to end a water fast with soft foods, we took a less traveled path of eating real food. And it was a huge success. Between Ray & I we were on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to digestion — for some it moves a little fast and some it moves a little slow (at the request of my hubby I won’t get into specifics but I’m sure you get my drift) We didn’t feel sick or nauseated – only overfull since undoubtedly our stomaches shrunk in 12 day w/o eating – so any quantity of food would make us feel extra full. And we consciously realized that going forward we need to adjust the way we fill our plates, eating less quantity overall. A secret to keep your portions under control is to use smaller plates – the plates in all of these pictures aren’t full size they are large salad plates. Saturday – 25 g net carbs 9 am Breakfast: 2 Scrambled Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Asparagus, Raw Butter & Sauerkraut – 3g net carbs 1 pm Lunch: cottage cheese, olive Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet: Beginner's Guide To Keto And Weight Loss

Ketogenic Diet: Beginner's Guide To Keto And Weight Loss

The ketogenic diet is a low carb, moderate protein, and high fat diet which puts the body into a metabolic state known as ketosis. When you're body is in a state of ketosis, the liver produced ketones which become the main energy source for the body. The ketogenic diet is also referred to as keto (key-toe) diet, low carb diet, and low carb high fat (LCHF). So why is it so awesome and why is it taking the world by storm? Because it completely reverses how your body functions (in a good way) along with changing how you view nutrition. It's based around the premise that your body was designed to run more efficiently as a fat burner than a sugar burner. Fat Burner vs Sugar Burner When you eat something that is high in carbs (that yummy donut), your body will produce glucose and insulin. Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that is why it's the preferred energy source for your body. Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by transporting it around your body. This sounds pretty efficient, right? The problem with this is that when glucose is used as a primary energy source, fats are not needed for energy and therefore are stored. With the average person's diet, glucose is the main energy source. This initially doesn't seem like a problem until you realize that the body can't store that much glucose. This becomes an issue for you because the extra glucose gets converted into fat which is then stored. Because your body uses glucose as it's main energy source the glucose that is converted into fat doesn't get used. When your body runs out of glucose it tells your brain you need more so you end up reaching for a quick snack like a candy bar or some chips. You can begin to see how this cycle leads to building up a body Continue reading >>

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