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How Water Helped Me Lose Weight

In my last post I’ve wrote about my best buddy… a puppy… now it’s time to resume the main topic of this blog…

In the past, I’ve been very eager in testing everything I could get my hands on, just so I could become thinner. Without stepping on the weighing scale and simply looking at myself in the full-body mirror, I’m pretty sure I’m getting a lot closer to my standard of a fit body. I firmly believe my efforts from the previous months have paid off, and a lot of it I attribute to simply drinking lots of water.

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How exactly did I end up weighing 5 pounds lighter in a month? There’s not much that I incorporated with consuming at least 8 glasses of water and limiting other beverages, aside from the normal 30-minute exercise per day and taking saffron extract. Yes, you can indeed take saffron extract for weight loss, though I found it a lot more effective if you don’t rely on a single method for cutting off those extra pounds.

I’ve read from a magazine that water has a number of therapeutic effects on our body, but what interested me is the fact that it can actually aid in weight loss. It doesn’t directly target those fats that you’ve been storing for quite a while around your belly or other noticeable body parts, but it helps with increasing your metabolism, especially when drinking it as soon as you wake up.

So what I did is drank water every time I get up from the bed in the morning. I also made it a point to consume at least 16 ounces of water daily. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I noticed that I’m not feeling as hungry as I did when I was still ignoring how important water is for the body.

After a whole month of doing this, I’m actually relieved. I never experienced this healthy feeling before, despite the same intensity of exercises I’ve engaged myself with. And the best thing is I won’t be eating as much because I’ve gotten used to drinking an entire glass of water whenever I can.

Weight Loss Hype

Is there to much hype behind weight loss miraculous pills and supplements?

Yes… There are!

Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements:

But all of them?

Perhaps not…

All it takes is a supplement being featured in Dz. Oz show and “voilá”… the hype begins!

Why? Because most people trust Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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I like his show… It seems legit. But I also realize that there’s a business behind it!

And businesses benefits from positive hypes.

So sometimes they create them.

Does Dr. Oz create all theses hypes?

I don’t think so… But there hundreds, or even thousands of companies and people doing it.

Take the example of advanced garcinia cambogia extract… Garcinia has been used in many parts of the world for many years now… But it became “famous” when it was featured in the show.

So now the next question is: “does garcinia work?”

Several clinical trials have shown that its main constituent, hydroxycitric acid, acts in several positive ways:

  1. It increases your body capability of metabolizing fats, resulting in a decrease of lipid levels and thus LDL cholesterol levels…
  2. It can improve fat digestion and also the levels of healthy HDL cholesterol.
  3. Sends signals to your brain saying that you’re satiated… so you eat less!

There several tests point out to the same results, indicating that this may be the “real thing”.

Anyhow there’s no such thing as a miraculous weight loss supplement…. If you want to lose weight and you persist in having a bad and sedentary lifestyle I’ll bet that no pill will do the work!