Do you think you’re hungry right now? You may be wrong.

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Water is the staff of life, my beautiful moomy so often reminds me. I remember growing up and playing outside for hours, becoming bone-dry thirsty. I would rush into the house, wrap my big lips around the faucet, and drink until my stomach was full to overflowing. And then squeeze in a few more gallons for good measure.

Can you stop for a moment and recall how it feels to satisfy your thirst?

Water provides us with so many health benefits that you could almost call it medicine ( FDA, don’t hurt my weights, please I beg of you):

  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Reduces Blood sugar
  • Increases cushioning between joints, including your spine
  • Carries nutrients to and from cells
  • Helps muscles contract optimally ( with the presence of the correct balance of electrolytic minerals)
  • assists in the production of enzymes for various processes in the body, like digestion.

The list goes on, and this is talking just about plain water; we’re not talking about water that’s been charged with magnetic poles ( Russia was one of the first countries to pioneer research into this field). That’s a topic for a whole other blog post sometime in the future.

Let’s talk briefly about thirst and hunger:

Do you realize that it’s quite possible that when you feel hungry, you may actually be thirsty? If you just ate and you’re hungry again, it could mean several things are going on:

  1. The food was low nutrient dense.
  2. You didn’t have enough fats/protein with the meal.
  3. You’re not hydrated enough.

The part of your brain that controls hunger and thirst is the hypothalamus. It controls other sensations as well like the urge to sleep.

With this one brain center controlling so many sensations, it’s very easy for us to interpret these signals incorrectly.

Let’s look at it from another angle: when your blood sugar reaches high levels, you instinctively seek out water to help flush some of the sugar out of your system. “Hot and dry, Sugar High”(Thanks Nurse Wifey!)

Isn’t it possible that we’re crossing the two messages? Isn’t it possible that we’re confusing thirst for hunger?

If so, what does this mean and how can it help you achieve higher fitness and better body composition?

Here’s what it means:

  1. The next time you feel “hungry”, get a big ass glass of water and drink it. Wait for a few minutes and see where your “hunger level” is now.
  2. With your next meal, have a few sips of water. You may find that you prefer the water over the meal, because your body needs the water.
  3.  Grab ytour very own copy of my new book, Master Keys to Health And Vitality, and learn even more ways to reduce your stress levels and enhance your vitality in 5 minutes a day or less.

 

Notice your results and keep moving forward!

Best,

 

Amir

 

 

 

 

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