Monday, July 5, 2010
I need to go out and get a walk in, that should fix this my mood and set me on track for the week ahead. But before I do so I have one discussion item I'd like to share. Olena over at Weight loss-victory program, check out her site if you haven't as she has some fun & cool photos of what she does with food; the photo here on my blog is from her latest post.
Last week she shared this thought with me in an exchange over at Weight Loss Bloggers recently, "Consider this rule: if you want to lose weight, drink water 30-40 min before the meal. If you want to gain, drink water with your meal; drinking within 30 min after eating, your weight will remain the same."
Hmm, what do you think, is this an accurate expectation of using water in your diet? On one hand it does seem to make some sense. On the other hand I do drink water with my meals and so hope that part is not quite right. Myself I try and drink 2 liters a day throughout the day and don't usually try and drink a full glass before meals but as I said I do drink during meals and likely get a glass or two down as I eat dinner.
My guess it the facts have more to do with how much water you drink and when. Drinking too much water must have something to do with retaining water, thus weight. And I've heard that if your food intake is overly salty then you can expect to retain water even more. True or not, I am not sure, but I perhaps it all goes along with the general rule that anything in excess is not good.
OK, off I go for a walk and some healthy ways today; have a great day everyone.
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