Have you ever thought about using water to flush fat? As simple as it may sound, water could be the answer to your fat storage problems. To get the most from water fat flushing you’ll first need to understand the basics of fueling your body with fat.
Your body is made from several major categories: muscle, bone, water and of course fat. While we need sufficient amount of fat stored in our body for a healthy lifestyle, there are different kinds of fat that accumulate known as essential fat and storage fat. Essential fat is what your body requires to promote healthy cholesterol, reproductive processes, keeps you energized and supports immune function. Storage fat is the type that accumulates in stubborn areas and gives your body a thicker look when you’ve consumed more calories than your body can flush out with energy.
Getting rid of storage fat is a notoriously difficult task. Plenty of people struggle with a lack of fat loss results simply because they overlook some of the basic components to stripping fat from your body.
Water and Body Fat
Water is to humans what gasoline is to vehicles, but perhaps even more important. It is essential to more than just fueling bodily systems. It cleanses our bodies of toxins and helps to curb our appetites when our brain tricks itself into feeling hungry.
Lets get a little basic to understand the complex process of fat burning. In order for you to get rid of storage fat you want your body to shift its fuel source to fat. One way to do this is to actually start consuming more fat. If you shift to healthy fat sources (such as avocado, nuts and seeds, olive oil, etc…) and moderate your carbohydrate intake, your physical activity will depend on fat for energy. This is where water flushing comes into play.
During the chemical breakdown of fat for energy, the body relies on water to flush the excess waste from the body. What isn’t being used as energy in the body is simply left inside for water to flush out. If you don’t have a well hydrated body, those waste products may never make it out of your body.
It’s also worth considering that water can be an essential dietary tool. First of all, when your body is dehydrated it sometimes sends signals to the brain that are mistaken for hunger. When this happens you end up eating even when your body doesn’t require fuel. Secondly, drinking several glasses of water in between meals will keep your stomach full while encouraging the healthy distribution of vitamins and minerals through the body.
Fat Flushing Water Recipes
So you’re ready to start using water for a healthier and skinnier life. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your body gets an ample amount. Most nutritional experts recommend consuming between seven to nine glasses per day. Physical exertion and sweating should be kept in mind as they increase your bodies need for water.
Drinking plain water is a good option, but it isn’t necessarily the best when it comes to burning fat. As you may have noticed from earlier posts on this site, there are plenty of natural ways to kick start a healthy lifestyle with the right ingredients. Try the recipe below for an enhanced fat burning drink with more flavor and effectiveness than plain water.
1. Get a large pitcher and fill it with the cleanest water available.
2. Slice 1 grapefruit, 1 tangerine, ½ cucumber and add to the pitcher with ice.
3. Add a few peppermint leaves and stir, leaving the pitcher in the fridge when finished.
Grapefruit is packed with vitamin C and fat burning enzymes that shift your body’s fuel focus to storage fat. Tangerines are low in calories and high in taste, with loads of vitamins and minerals to keep your body nourished. The cucumber prevents bloating and random food cravings with a full feeling stomach. It also helps keep your stomach balanced and promotes healthy digestion.
The skin of citrus fruits is often bitter, especially in grapefruits. Consider peeling them first if you don’t like the taste. Reducing the grapefruit or adding sweet ingredients such as strawberries and cherries to dilute the taste might make the water easier to drink for some people. Experiment and find what works best for you.
By drinking a glass of this mixture around three times a day you can enhance the likeliness that your body will burn fat. The advisable timing for each glass you drink is before each meal. That way you’ll have the fat burning properties already inside as you consume calories. You’ll also get fuller quicker with the extra water in your stomach, preventing you from overeating.
1. Pour eight ounces of pure unsweetened cranberry juice into a half gallon pitcher.
2. Fill the rest with ice and water.
3. Stir and store in the fridge.
Drink a glass before each major meal just like the aforementioned recipe. Much like tangerines and grapefruit, cranberries are loaded with vitamins and minerals to fuel your body and help to cleanse the lymphatic system. They also contain a diuretic called arbutin, which aids in removing toxins and waste from the body that would normally cause bloating.
Remember that the longer you let these recipes sit, the more flavorful the water will be. Try making several combinations of flavors with healthy fruits and herbs to always have some fat flushing water available. Lemons, apples, pears, berries, cherries and limes are all noteworthy ingredients with fat fighting properties.