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Jan 26, 2009

This week we are starting with the word "WATER". 

We are told – drink water. Drink a minimum of 64 ounces a day – eight glasses a day. Gastric-bypass patients must drink lots water. Other beverages including coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks and alcohol don't count. Water is the essential fluid for living. Water is one of the most important nutrients the body needs to stay healthy, vibrant and energetic. A tell-tell sign of a gastric bypass patient is the ever-present water bottle

Nutritionists say a precise measure of the body’s need for water is to divide body weight (pounds) in half and drink that many ounces every day. That number could well exceed 200 ounces a day for morbidly obese people actively engaged in weight loss.

The body will panic if actual water intake is significantly less than required. Blood cannot flow, waste processes are disrupted and the electrolytes become imbalanced. Proper hydration prevents inflammation, promotes osmosis and moistens lung surfaces for gas diffusion. It helps the body regulate temperature, irrigate the cells and organs and promotes all functions of elimination. Certainly by drinking plenty of water many people could resolve inflammation and elimination problems that result from insufficient water intake. Adequate water facilitates weight loss.

Water is also a great tool for the best way to exercise.  Water workouts burns more calories than you think and you can be as heavy as you want and still feel light as a feather.  What are you waiting for?  Take the plunge 



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