One of the best things we can do for ourselves in terms of energy and self esteem is to lose weight. Let us forgot about the appearance factor of losing that extra weight for the moment and concentrate on how reducing that extra fat will help increase our energy.
If you are looking towards the fast track of losing weight then look no further than what you currently eat. Nutrition and the amount of water you drink will lead to immediate weight loss and that is without exercise.
For example, soda drinkers should know that their Pepsi or Coke is filled with all sugar which will turn immediately to fat. They also spike your insulin levels giving you an immediate boost of energy and then you come crashing down soon after. Instead of drinking soda, drink water or Crystal Light. That alone will help you lose about 5 to 10 pounds.
But if you want fast weight loss then you need to eat healthy and drink plenty of water so that your body has the nutrients it needs to grow properly.
Your daily intake of food should be six meals every day or one meal every two and a half to three hours. Each meal should be proportioned well with protein, carbohydrates and green vegetables. A portion size should be the same size as you clenched fist. This makes it easier for you to know that you are getting the proper amounts of food.
As for your water intake, you should drink at least one eight ounce glass of water with every meal. However, it is recommended that you drink at least sixty-four ounces of water each day. Therefore, I recommend that you drink a ten ounce glass of water with every meal to get up to sixty and then before you go to bed have a four ounce glass.
There really is no limit of the amount of water you should drink, but there really is no need to drink a hundred ounces everyday either. Although during any type of physical activity or extended periods of time in the heat you should drink plenty of fluids, even more so than the recommended sixty four.