Water Diet

by admin on January 4, 2012

Water diet has been gaining popularity in recent times people are being more health conscious and wanting to be on sensible diet. Water diets usually consist of using water as the main intake in your weight loss regimen. There are few different types of it based on your requirements and desired outcome.
Water Diet

How does water diets work?

People who are overweight are often dehydrated, which in turn can affect their metabolism rate. Drinking at least 2 Oz / 8 glasses of water a day is recommended for the body to be hydrated enough. Maintaining your body with optimum hydration level in turn increases your metabolism and fat burning rate which helps you to lose weight. Water has many other roles in your body such as flushing out toxins from the body and maintaining optimal liver functionality. Water also acts as a colon cleanser. It will help you get rid of the toxins that have been that has been accumulating in your body due to unhealthy eating habits.

Water Diet Plan 1

This is a 5 day water diet plan. As always you should consult a physician before being on a diet plan as the information provided here are generic and doesn’t take into account the specific needs of an individual.

Meal Plan for Day 1

This day you need to consume about 8 glasses of ice water and the only drink you can consume in addition to this is apple juice. You can also consume fresh apples if you don’t have a juicer yet. The idea behind this is apple consists of malic acid which will soften the clogged toxins in liver. Some people claim it can even soften the gallbladder stones but I believe you need consume it for more than 3 days to achieve that. The ice cold water you will be consuming today will have to be warmed up by your body and you will burn some calories as a result of that. If you have cravings this day, you can consume melon or any other fruits. The idea is you shouldn’t feel hungry as you are allowed to have as many apples as you want.

Meal Plan for Day 2

This is the day you need to consume 2 additional glasses of water as you will need to flush out the softened toxins from your liver from Day 1. Today in addition to water, if you have sugar cravings you can consume some veggies. It is suggested to have carrots if you have cravings today. Carrot will provide much needed sugar for you and make you feel energized at the same time. It is recommended to consume raw veggies instead of the cooked ones for more nutritious value but low calories at the same time.

Meal Plan for Day 3

Today you can limit yourself to 8 glasses of water though you can consume more if needed. Today you can have unlimited amount of fruits and veggies. The veggies can be cooked or steamed without salt. Skin is the perfect reflection of your body and you can see the difference in your complexion today. Your skin would be look healthier today. The cravings you had in the first 2 days would be subsided by the end of today. Most people who don’t continue the diet till today won’t lose any weight as the first 2 days of the diet is really about detoxing the body. Though the first 2 days would have cleaned out your liver and kidneys a bit, it is still may not be sufficient enough for them to work in optimal condition.

Meal Plan for Day 4

If you check your weight today you should have reduced at least 2-3 pounds compared to your Day 1, if not more depending in how strictly you followed the diet plan on first 3 days. You need to consume 8 glasses of water today as usual. In addition to water today you can consumer milk and bananas. No other fruits and veggies are allowed today.

Meal Plan for Day 5

You must increase the water intake today by drinking at least 10 glasses of water today. In addition to water, to day you can consume tomato. You can eat as many tomatoes as you like. It is recommended you eat at least six tomatoes today. If you feel tired you can consume up to 10z of beef.

Meal Plan for Day 6

On Day 6, you should at least be 10 lbs lighter than you Day1. You can start consuming a normal mean today. Please make sure you include lots of steamed and cooked veggies in your diet. Limit the intake of foods rich in fatty acids. Also, try to avoid cold drinks with soda in it. It is important for you to not regain the weight lost as part of the diet plan.

Why is it better?

Water diet is better because it is cheaper than most other diets and doesn’t have any known side effects. Even if you haven’t lost weight in the five days, your body would be much healthier now due to all the toxins that  have been excreted.

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