Nutrition Education

May 15, 2016

Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulate as well as a diuretic.  Meaning, consumption of caffeinated drinks increases urine production and promotes dehydration within the body.  Caffeine can also interfere with sleep patterns and curb your appetite. All 3 of these components are essential with any health/fitness goals.

 

If you're tired of drinking the same boring water and want to spruce your H20 up, here are some simple and refreshing recipes to try!

 

Fat Burn: Green Tea, Mint, Fresh Lime Juice
Blood Sugar Control: Cucumber, Strawberry and Kiwi
Digestion: Cucumber, Lemon and Lime
Immunity: Orange, Lime and Lemon

 

 

May 15, 2016

Our body is made up of 70% of water. Drinking water may be the most important piece to any fitness and weight loss goal. Water helps eliminate toxins through urination, acts as a transporter and carries nutrients into cells as well as prevents dehydration.  Water plays a major role in how every single cell, tissue and organ in our body operates and is important for bodily functions, such as, fat metabolism and oxidation.

The big question: How does water consumption tie into fat burn?

Metabolizing fat is a primary function in your liver.  If dehydrated, the liver cannot function properly and can not metabolize fat efficiently, leading fat to store in the body.  This could be a result of weight gain and/or plateau of weight loss.
Your challenge this week is to, drink a glass of water (with lemon if desired) right after you wake up, before coffee, tea or breakfast - straight water, first!  Then during the duration of your day, your challenge is to consume at minimum 64 oz (8 cups)....

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