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The Key to Hydration

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Most people take water for granted.  I’m sure you’ve been told hundreds of times that you need to drink lots of water — and some of you may think you already do.  But, for the most part, I think people don’t really understand how important water really is to your entire system and any nutritional program you undertake, be it weight loss, cleansing, tightening and toning or maintaining a healthy lifestyle.Maximize Your Metabolism

Your body is made up of 70 percent water, so it just makes sense when your water stores become depleted, your body can’t function efficiently.  Water is the primary transportation system for all the nutrients and vital elements found in your body.  For your metabolism to function at its highest level, you need your blood to be thin and strong so it can flow more freely and rapidly throughout your body.  You also need your lymphatic system to be clean and free of all the toxins you absorb just be breathing today’s air.  And finally, you need all the other systems in your brain, your metabolic system, and your nervous systems running smoothly and at optimal capacity … only water can do all this.

The rule about water for metabolic enhancement is simple — I have a huge plaque posted right above the exit door of my research center that spells this rule out so it’s the last thing our clients see before they leave us each day:

“Drink one cup of water for every 14 to 20 pounds of body weight you now carry around”.

Specifically, for metabolic enhancement and looking and feeling younger, healthier, firmer and more lean, you really need to consume 8 ounces of plain, fresh water for every 14 to 20 pounds of body weight you now carry.  If you’re very active or under a lot of stress or you eat poorly or you’re exposed to toxins throughout the day, then you’re going to want to drink closer to 8 ounces for every 14 pounds of body weight.

But if you live a really healthy lifestyle, drinking vegetable juices on a regular basis, eating fresh, raw vegetables 2 or 3 times daily and you avoid pesticides and preservatives as much as you can, then you can drink just 8 ounces for every 20 pounds of body weight.

The easiest way we’ve found with our clients at the research center to get water in, is simply to have a jug by you at all times —  a gallon jug or even a half-gallon water jug is perfect.  Keep it at your desk during the day.  Keep it next to your bed at night so that when you wake up in the morning you immediately begin drinking from it. If you sip on water all day long, you’d be surprised by how much water you get in by the end of the day.

Water is your body’s number one ally to promote longevity, fat loss, and metabolic health.  Without consuming ample amounts of fresh, plain water, you can never look and feel your best, let alone look and feel lean and healthy. So it’s vital you begin drinking clean, fresh water today.  Start as soon as you wake up in the morning because after hours of sleeping, your body becomes dehydrated and it needs immediate relief. — did you know that by the time you first feel thirsty, your body is already dehydrated?

If you just take this one step toward healing your body, you’ll find you have far more energy during the day and you may even feel more motivated to learn about other ways you can transform your body into that leaner, tighter and younger looking you.

Here’s to your success…

Christopher Guerriero
Founder/CEO:  The National Metabolic & Longevity Research Center
Developer of the “Maximize Your Metabolism” System