Craving Sweets? Drink More Water
Did you know some symptoms of dehydration can masquerade as hunger? That’s why one of the most important pieces of weight loss advice you can adhere to is “drink more water.”
The Symptoms of Dehydration
We lose about 8 cups of water every day. It seeps out of our skin, bellows out with each breathe and we metabolize some of it.If that quantity of water is not replenished our body goes into a cycle of dehydration. We slowly (or not so slowly) lose water reserves,changing the chemistry inside our bodies.
A normal adult body is composed of roughly 60% water. Mild dehydration occurs when we lose 1.5% of our total body weight. People suffering from mild dehydration will begin to notice:
- Thirst/Dry Mouth
- Dry Skin
While the Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet® is technically a fasting diet, it DOESN’T deprive your body of those crucial fluids it needs. In fact, it promotes hydration—which helps fill that empty feeling, providing your body with critical components used in everything from fat metabolism to skin cell regeneration. Science shows that drinking more water could actually help you curb that craving for sweets too.
The Link Between Dehydration and Sugar Cravings
You know water is important, but can drinking more actually prevent you from craving candy bars, and other sweet snacks?
When you exert yourself (an hour at the gym or simply a stroll around the mall) your body has to draw energy from somewhere. Normally it burns nutrients in the bloodstream first then calls on stored fats. However, in a dehydrated state your body consumes glycogen, stored carbohydrates, much faster than it would otherwise.
Your body will automatically attempt to replenish those stores but if you don’t have the necessary carbohydrates in your bloodstream you may fall victim to a sugar craving. If the craving gets bad enough it can roll over your willpower and you may find yourself reaching for sweet high caloric foods that ruin your diet.
But you can prevent backsliding!
How to Fight Dehydration
To stay healthy and keep our bodies functioning optimally most experts agree that adults should drink at least 30 to 50 ounces of water a day. The Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet® can help with that. The product itself is a nutrient-rich juice designed to give your body what it needs. And if you’re using the Hollywood 48-Hour Diet® properly, you’re not consuming anything else except water and over the course of two days. This regulated intake of fluid can help your body re-hydrate in short order and curb those sweet cravings.
If after hydrating the cravings are still too bad, don’t give in to the chocolate, ice cream, and pastries. Keep a supply of tasty Hollywood Cookie Diet® meal replacement snacks on hand for emergencies. They’re loaded with fiber and taste but low on carbohydrates and calories. You can fool your taste buds into thinking they’ve cheated but your diet will still be on track.