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.


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.


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.


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.


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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Tanvir Zafar

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.


3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.


6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.


9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.


Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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