Step 3: 5 Simple Steps to Lose Weight Naturally and FAST!

Step 3

Drink more water. Replace your diet soda with a fruit flavored seltzer.

So many of us are guilty of not drinking enough water during the day. I actually started a morning ritual where the first thing I do in the morning is drink a full 80z glass of water with lemon in it before I do anything else. I do not allow myself to begin the rest of my day until I drink that glass of water. It is so important and here’s just one reason why:

Our bodies are 70% water and our brains are nearly 80%.  It is natural for the body to want to restore what it loses throughout the day but let’s add to that the common practice of drinking caffeinated and/or alcoholic beverages that act as diuretics (causes you to lose water).

In order to replace the amount of water you lose with one caffeinated soft drink, you’d have to drink two 8 ounce glasses of water. One cup of coffee; one 8oz glass of water. One glass of wine (6 oz), two 8 ounce glasses of water. That’s in addition to the water you need to drink during the day, just to stay hydrated!

Why is this important? Because thirst is often mistaken for hunger and as a result, it can cause us to overeat. And if you want to lose weight naturally and fast, you gotta drink your water.

Try drinking a glass of (purified or spring) water before each meal.  This will give your stomach the sense of fullness that will help prevent you from overeating. (But try to drink the water at least 15 minutes before your meal so you don’t dilute those useful enzymes that help digest your food.)

If  you think water’s too boring, this is no longer a valid excuse. I used to be terrible about drinking water but now that non-carbonated and carbonated water comes in fabulous flavors, I actually enjoy drinking water throughout the day. Pomegranate Lime and Kiwi Strawberry are two of my favorites, but if you prefer to make your own soda flavors, you can buy plain seltzer or use a Sodastream and throw some fresh lemon or cucumber slices in the bottle and drink up!

Finally, pay attention to the quality of your water.  Our water supply is becoming increasingly contaminated with all the chemicals that seep into local supplies, not to mention all the chemicals that are added to common tap water just to keep it safe. Chemicals = weight gain for reasons that I explain in my upcoming post “Is Your Water Making You Fat?”

In the meantime, go to to find fresh, local spring water source in your area.

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