Benefits of drinking lemon water

 

 
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In our quest for ultimate health and fitness, wellness, whatever you want to call it. We all may try and do some unusual things (thinking back to the time I tried to drink raw eggs because I saw Rocky do it) or remember back when protein powder tasted really bad? and the bars were like bricks and tasted like cardboard. So yeah things like that. Us humans are always looking for something that will give us that edge. So here is something you may already be doing and it’s so simple that if you aren’t then you should start today, and that is drinking lemon water. Yes, you read it right lemon water, you can do it warm or cold I prefer cold and first thing in the morning, Here’s why:

  • It’s going to give your immune system a boost:

Our bodies can’t produce vitamin C so we have to get it from food sources and the antioxidant boost we get is especially good for us in the colder months to fight off colds and flu.

 

  • Helps to reduce inflammation in our bodies by removing uric acids so if you have aches and pains in those joints this can help with that.
  • Aids in digestion, by metabolizing cholesterol to bile acids used in digestion.
  • Helps to enhance enzyme function by stimulating your liver to burn more fat (in a 2005 article published by the American College of Nutrition getting enough vitamin helps the body burn 30% more fat during exercise.)
  • Can also help to curb caffeine cravings. I personally haven’t tried this but I will. In the last few months I’ve been dinking way too much coffee and am finding it hard to kick the habit. So stay tuned and I’ll let you know how it goes.

So all this being said drinking lemon water isn’t the magic pill for weight loss but you can’t deny the evidence. Have it warm or cold either way it’s a great way to begin your day

 

REFRENCES/SOURCES:

(jill corleone, 2016)

https://draxe.com/benefits-of-lemon-water/

What does it mean to you?

Every action begins with a thought, so it’s going to be very important to know and understand how critical our thoughts will be to our success. if your goal is to become more fit, how do YOU define that.? Is it becoming stronger, is it dropping some bodyfat, is it being able to climb a set of stairs and not be out of breath, or just to have more energy to play with your kids. whatever it is for you define it and let’s develop a step by step plan to get you there. 

Your Fat loss Compass

Principals of Fat loss

1. Have a plan: “Fail to plan and plan to fail”- John Wooden
This principle is going to be the most important of them all. Without a plan you won’t know how you’ll reach your destination. This is going to be a tough road so you’re going to want to plan this out thoroughly so planning your meals, training times, rest days, even what you’ll do when those cravings hit will be critical to your success. Remember what John Wooden said “fail to plan and plan to fail”.

2. Drink plenty of water:
You may think that this could go under having a proper diet, but this one is important enough to have its own space. 75% of your body is made from water. So naturally you can see how getting enough water is important to you bodily function, such as lubricating your joints. Helps to regulate body temperature, eliminates toxins from your body just to name a few. So make sure that you’re getting plenty of water.

3. Eat Clean and eliminate GMO and other unnatural foods:
You can’t out train a bad diet plain and simple. Eating a lot of unnatural and highly processed foods can lead to a ton of health issues. Many illnesses can be treated with a proper diet consisting of lean protein, plenty of veggies, healthy fats complex carbs and of course water.
So don’t let all your hard work be wasted don’t eat crap.

4. Exercise frequently:
Consistency is the key here, in addition to having a plan FOLLOWING that plan is just as important. Empires aren’t built overnight they are built with consistent work and dedication to the process. Exercise isn’t only restricted to weight training find something you enjoy and challenges you and make that part of your program.

5. Use compound lifts and explosive movements:
Compound lifts use multiple joints to complete the movement. Putting more stress on more than one muscle in turn requiring more energy overall. A few examples would be Barbell Squats, Barbell Deadlifts, and Overhead Presses. Single joint movements like Dumbbell curls don’t have the same benefit that the compound lifts do so when looking to build muscle and lose body fat prioritizing compound lifts over single joint lifts will be key to your success.

6. Challenge yourself:
Our bodies are highly adaptive, and your muscles can and will adapt to any imposed demands placed upon it. You must consistently push yourself to become 1% better every day
Slow progress is better than no progress and continuing to challenge yourself will help you break through plateaus in your journey.

7. Get plenty of rest:
Going hard in the gym is great and that’s a good thing, but too much of a good thing can be bad, you wouldn’t drive your expensive luxury muscle car into a brick wall going 100mph would you?? NO! then don’t do it with your body, all your hard work will be wasted if you get sidelined with an overuse injury or even worse because you neglected to give your body time to recover so use these 7 principles to guide you as you take this journey of a lifetime.