Fit Tips

Fit Tip #23 What You’re Not Doing Enough Of That’s Keeping You Overweight!

Don’t drink away your calories! Even though you’re following a great meal plan, you could be damaging your results with empty calories. Be careful and mindful with the beverages you are consuming. During the week you may be cutting out soda, sweet tea, and juice but that doesn’t mean going overboard over the weekend and treating yourself with alcohol, soda, and even some sports drinks, that are packed with sugar and calories.

Popular beverages like Coke, sweet tea, lemonade, iced coffees, can range from 125-250 calories PER serving!

Set alerts on your phone every hour as a reminder to take a few sips. Mark your water at different levels every hour to give yourself a goal to reach. Carry your water with you as much as possible. If you’re holding it, you’ll drink it. If you see someone walking around with a jug of water, you’ll know why and know that they are doing what it takes to reach their daily water intake.

If you have a hard time drinking plain water, choose zero calorie options! I mostly use BCAAs but also use mio, lemon and other fresh fruits. Essential oils are great too! Make your calories count and save them for your meals!

Another reason you could be sabotaging your weightloss is from being dehydrated! Most of us don’t even realize it but are falling behind in this category. Symptoms of dehydration range from fatigue, headaches, irritability, trouble focusing, and guess what else, HUNGER! You could be spiking your appetite levels just from the lack of water your body is getting. Take a peek at the chart below sourced from slenderkitchen.com. Use this tool to determine where you stand with your water intake. Keep in mind 8 ounces is 1 cup.

Weight Ounces of Water Daily
110 pounds 74 ounces
120 pounds 80 ounces
130 pounds 87 ounces
140 pounds 94 ounces
150 pounds 100 ounces
160 pounds 107 ounces
170 pounds 114 ounces
180 pounds 121 ounces
190 pounds 127 ounces
200 pounds 134 ounces
210 pounds 141 ounces
220 pounds 148 ounces
230 pounds 154 ounces
240 pounds 161 ounces
250 pounds 168 ounces

Happy Thursday!

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7 thoughts on “Fit Tip #23 What You’re Not Doing Enough Of That’s Keeping You Overweight!”

  1. I definitely aim for 100 oz of water each day, but I haven’t actually succeeded in awhile. I use to do it all the time, and it definitely curbed cravings and just made me feel so much better!

    Just discovered your blog and I’m already obsessed with it! Can’t wait to read more!

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