We all want to find the best way to lose weight. Though low carb diets are not the rage they once were, most people still think carbs are bad. Although low carb diets and other fad diets support weight loss, most of the weight is coming from water. Water weight loss is how the diets help to get the weight off so fast. Your body can fluctuate 3-5 lbs. of water weight daily.
The carbohydrates you eat absorb water. Carbohydrates are the main reason our bodies stay hydrated, and they help absorb water soluble vitamins. When we cut carbs out of our diet, we dehydrate ourselves causing instant weight loss. Any diet that has you eating minimal carbs is using a plan of water weight loss. Wrestlers using these techniques have been known to lose 30 lbs. of water weight in just a couple of days. This is extremely unhealthy and there are cases of wrestlers who have died from dehydration. Seventy-five percent of Americans are in a constant state of dehydration, in LIVE’s opinion because of low carb diets and other fad weight loss scams.
For those who step on the scale everyday, you may notice that you weigh less in the morning. Your body is dehydrated in the morning. Your body burns energy all night and if you are eating your five small meals, your body will burn almost 90% fat while you are sleeping. LIVE’s diet plan shows you how to eat 5 small meals through the day and how to eat the food you want. If you have ever stepped on the scale after eating pasta, and you have gained 5 lbs. it is just water weight. You just rehydrated yourself. The carbs in the pasta absorbed the water your body was lacking and you gain weight. If you are properly hydrated you will not gain weight after eating carbs. This is especially evident if you are on a low carb diet and then eat carbs.
Water weight loss confuses people who are actually losing fat. Losing water weight happens so fast, people think that with a good diet and fitness plan their fat will come off fast too. Don’t fall into the trap; it took some time to put the fat on so give yourself some time to get the fat off. The fastest way to lose fat off your body is to eat 5 small meals throughout the day and do a progressive strength, cardio, and flexibility program. LIVE’s program can be done in just 30 min. a day.
Follow a sensible, balanced, five small meal a day diet and a progressive exercise program and throw those water weight loss days behind you. The most important thing to do is start today. Whatever you want to change, if you do something now you have given yourself the greatest chance to see your results. Waiting only means waiting longer to see the weight loss that you have always wanted.