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How Alkaline Water Actually Helps with Weight Loss

How Alkaline Water Actually Helps with Weight Loss

With all the weight loss diets on the market and all the books dedicated to telling you how to lose weight by cutting down on your calories and increasing the amount you exercise, you’re probably overloaded with methods and tips on losing weight.

It’s only been in recent years that it has been ‘discovered’ (just like Columbus ‘discovered’ America when it was full of people who had been here for a thousand years or more already) that water – especially alkaline water – can help you lose weight.

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No, this is not another new diet!

It’s just a natural part of your biological process. This concept is based on the simplest of scientific systems. Your body is made up of more than 60% water. And water is found in your skin, blood vessels, digestive track, elimination organs, and the brain. When your body lacks sufficient hydration from plain water, the body’s PH balance starts getting out of whack.

Without enough water to force toxins through the elimination system – the intestines,  kidneys, liver, thyroid, and spleen –those poisons take a different direction. Toxins that are designed to be removed through the liver are sent to the kidneys instead – or some other organ. This type of reaction is known to be the root cause of many diseases– including Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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What you may not know is that most people drink more acidic beverages daily than the body can either absorb or release. If you have a tendency to be overweight or obesity runs in your family, drinking anything acidic is the worst thing that you can do to your body. Most often than not, these beverages essential ends up dehydrating your entire body – all the organs, tissues, blood vessels, skin, and brain.

Does alkaline water help you lose weight?

One study from Japan reports that drinking water on an empty stomach, such as when you first get up in the morning, actually increases your metabolic rate. This means that you are able to assimilate nutrients in foods more thoroughly, expel toxins and waste products from the colon, kidneys, and liver.

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A second and larger study with over 5,000 test subjects was done in China and the observation of researchers concluded that plain alkaline ionized water did act as a fat burning mechanism. These type of reports made other scientists curious and researchers across the globe wanted to know how water worked in the body to affect physical weight changes.

For more than two decades, medical specialists noticed that when people did not drink enough water, their cognitive functions significantly decreased. With the advancement in technologies, scientists can now dig deeper into a variety of medically known issues to observe, record, analyze and report about things previously unable to be seen by previous instruments.

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Step One is All You Need

Step one is the simplest of all:  stop drinking acidic beverages completely.  Acidic beverages include anything with sugar (including artificial), caffeine, carbonation and boxed fruit drinks.  Every one of these alters the PH balance in your body causing a higher acidic rate, resulting in dehydration.

Step One is the main cure for childhood obesity as well. The best gift any parent can give their children is a gift that lasts a lifetime – the habit of drinking alkaline water instead of filling the body with liquids that deplete all the essential functions.

Your body is shouting for water – alkaline water that balances the system. If you respond by sending it what amounts to poison for the body, you are destroying your physical health a little at a time.

Help your body fight back, start drinking alkaline ionized water.

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Last Updated on September 20, 2018

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

1. Breathe

The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

  • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
  • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
  • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

2. Loosen up

After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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3. Chew slowly

Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

4. Let go

Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

It’s not. Promise.

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Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

5. Enjoy the journey

Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

6. Look at the big picture

The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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Will this matter to me…

  • Next week?
  • Next month?
  • Next year?
  • In 10 years?

Hint: No, it won’t.

I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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8. Practice patience every day

Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

  • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
  • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
  • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

Final thoughts

Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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