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Published on January 6, 2016 in Blog1, Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day
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HOW TO LOSE 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS BY

~ STEVE AITCHISON ~

I was going to release this as my next guide however I have decided to share it instead via a post.

I want to start this article by letting you know that I am not a health guru, I’m not a fitness freak, I don’t even go to the gym, and I’m not a medical expert in any way.  I am an ordinary guy who wanted to lose a few pounds and accidentally discovered a way to do this, and I am so excited to share what I discovered as I know it can work for you too.

What I am going to tell you is not rocket science and it’s not a new discovery, many people have already benefited from the information I am about to share with you.  However, I discovered this for myself completely by accident without reading any books, without consulting a health guru and having no previous knowledge of this method for losing weight.

The simplicity of this method is what makes it so very easy for you to lose your first eight pounds.  Please do not be put off by its simplicity and please, please, please don’t dismiss it before you actually try it.  When you try it, you will see results within 1 week and after 2 weeks I know you will have lost at least eight pounds, depending on your weight to begin with of course.

Okay, let’s start by telling you the story of how I discovered this simple weight loss plan.

The story behind the guide

Only a few months ago I was struggling to keep my weight to under 212 pounds (15 st 2 Ibs), which is not that heavy but nearly 14 pounds (1 stone) heavier than I was 3 years earlier. I had been sitting around the 210 mark for about 1 year and decided I wanted to do something about it and get to the weight I was 3 years earlier.  The only exercise I was getting was walking every day for 2 miles, and I didn’t fancy going to the gym every day.  I am extremely busy with my online business and spending time with my family, which is very important to me.

I tried all kinds of diets in the past; the atkins diet, burnfat4dummies diet and just the basic diet of eating less.  Yes the diets works, but they don’t help you keep the weight off unless you make that diet a part of your every day life. We all know that the less we put into our mouths the more weight we will lose, but our minds throw up all kinds of excuses for eating less, the main one being ‘I’m bloody hungry, so I need something else to eat’.

My huge downfall is biscuits.  I can eat a pack of biscuits in one sitting, dipping up to 10 digestive biscuits into my cup of tea would take a few minutes.  A few minutes to shovel 700 calories into my mouth, that’s 1/3rd of my recommended intake!

The accidental discovery

About 9 weeks ago I discovered something that helped me lose 8 pounds within 1 week.  I was flabbergasted, and so was my wife.  I looked at exactly what I had been doing different.  I wasn’t exercising any more than normal, I wasn’t any more stressed than normal, I didn’t have a bug of any kind.  And then it hit me what I had been doing differently – Drinking water.  Now before you go and send me an email saying ‘Oh’ I know this already’, just read this guide to find out exactly how I managed to lose 8 pounds in 1 week and go on to lose 12 pounds and keep the weight off, without any real effort on my part.

I started drinking water as a way to cleanse my body, as I started feeling sluggish in the mornings.  I get up very early, around 4.30 – 5am, and always feel alert and ready to write as I am always excited to start the day online before getting ready for my day job.  For a few weeks I was still getting up at 4.30, but I was feeling a little sluggish, which wasn’t like me.  I felt bloated, and felt like I needed a good detox.  I was going to try fasting for a few days per week, just to rid myself of all the crap inside my body, but then decided I would start drinking water to clear my insides, aid my digestion and just generally feel healthier.  I was used to drinking water throughout the day, but not in any planned way, and sometimes skipped the water a lot of the days.

So I made a concerted effort to drink water every day. I started drinking water as soon as I got up, about 500ml, and again 1 hour later I drank another 500ml, during the day at lunch time (500 ml) 30 minutes before every meal I drank 250ml and  another 250ml a few hours before going to bed.  Great! It worked.  After a few days I felt less sluggish and less bloated throughout the day – job done, just keep drinking water and I would be back to my normal energetic self.  That’s what I thought, until I weighed myself 1 week later and discovered I was down to 204 pounds (14st 8Ibs).  Obviously I thought the scales were playing up and stepped off the digital scales to wait for ‘error’ to show up on the little screen, but no, everything was okay.  I stepped back on, and again the reading was 204 pounds – I shouted for my wife, who weighed herself and sure enough the scales were working okay, no anomalies, no battery losing power, no slopes in the bathroom to skew the results.  Could drinking 2 litres of water help me lose weight?

I then started to experiment.  I stopped drinking water for 1 week, only occasionally drinking it when I felt thirsty, just as before.  1 week later I was back up to 209 pounds (14st 13Ibs).  Words can’t describe how I felt, you’d think I’d discovered the lost city of Atlantis (quite fitting really).  I then went on to experiment more and ask lots of questions and done a hell of a lot of research on the many benefits of water.

As I write this, I am down to 200 (14st 4Ibs)  pounds, a full 12 pounds lighter than I was a few weeks earlier.  I have even hit 198 pounds (14st 2Ibs), which is what I weighed 3 years ago, totally amazing.  You can probably tell I was, and am, excited about this.  You have to understand I haven’t changed my diet in any way, I was still eating the biscuits, and coming up to Christmas there’s always goodies in the office to munch on.

During my research it turns out that A lot of other people have discovered the many benefits of drinking water, including to help keep your weight down.  But, I want to give you an exact plan, a very easy plan that will help you lose weight and help you keep it off.  Not only will you lose weight but you will have more energy, feel healthier and feel more alert.  All this by not really changing your lifestyle and drinking a few glasses of water every day, even if you are not exercising, not dieting, and still eating your Big Macs.

The Daily Plan

This is an extremely simple plan and one which I have followed now for around 6 weeks with huge benefits and little downside.

Time How much
As soon as you get up each morning Drink between 300 – 600ml of water
1 hour later (before breakfast) Drink between 250 – 500ml of water
After every cup of coffee/tea Drink between 100 – 250ml of water
20 Minutes before each main meal Drink between 250 – 500ml of water
2 Hours before going to bed Drink between 300 – 600ml of water
Total amount of water per day Between 1200 – 2,450ml

If you are from the US and use Oz instead of ml you can download this PDF file which a very kind reader, April Gaskins,  has made up for us.

Click here to download the PDF that April made

The amount of water you drink will depend on your current weight.  Obviously a woman of 150 pounds does not need to drink as much as a man who is 300 pounds in weight.

 

Why the water plan helps you to lose weight

You might be asking yourself why such a simple, plentiful, substance such as water can help you to lose weight.

In the plan you’ll notice that I’ve said as soon as you get up to drink ½ litre of water.  This is to kick start the metabolic process.  You brain does not distinguish between food and water, and treats water as food.  This means that the metabolic process is kick started as soon as you drink water in the morning and will start to use the energy to process the water.

There are many forms of metabolism going on in your body right now, but the one we are concerned about is the metabolism of fat. This is actually something that the liver does when it converts stored fat to energy. The liver has other functions, but this is one of its main jobs.

However the liver is also a close friend with the Kidneys, which need plenty of water to function properly.  If the kidneys are not getting enough water the liver goes into overdrive and does it’s own work as well as pick up the slack from the kidneys, which lowers the functioning of the liver.  The liver then can’t metabolize fat as quickly as it should therefore fat is stored.

There’s a lot more to it than that, I just wanted to give you one of the areas where water affects the body and how it can change our bodies.

 

Resisting the temptation not to try it

A lot of you might be thinking ‘I know that already, I’ve tried it.’  The key to using this is to keep using it, no point in doing it for a couple of days and then stopping; make it a habit.

The first few days of drinking more water will have you running to the loo more times than you’ll like, however if you stick with it you will see some amazing benefits.  Your body has been storing water for years, and the more fresh water you drink the more flushed your system will be and it will get rid of the water it was originally holding onto.  That means less water retention, less swelling of the ankles, hips and thighs and even from around the stomach area.  You will not only be flushing the body out but you will excreting all the stored water as your mind and body realize it no longer has to store water as it is getting all that it needs.  You’ll also increase your ability to hold the water and return to a normal loo routine.

 

Other benefits

Drinking plenty of water is also great for your skin.  It flushes out all the impurities which will leave you with a glow and a great complexion.  You’ll also notice your skin looking younger and healthier.

You also notice a difference in muscle tone. You can lift all the weights you need, but if your muscles are not hydrated you won’t see a big difference in your appearance. When you muscles that have all the water they need. they contract more easily, making your workout more effective, and you’ll look better for it.

There’s a million reasons to drink more water, but I wanted to make this about losing weight with water so I will leave it at that.

As always I would love to know what you think about this.

29 Comments

  1. Tristan Cavalli January 6, 2016 Reply

    Great article, keep it up!

  2. Carolynne Madore January 6, 2016 Reply

    I am going to try this- although I hate water except have been very much dry mouthed the last few mornings I wake up! May be my signal to do this- as I really need to lose weight too. Will keep you posted what happens.

    carolynnemadore@hotmail.ca

    Carolynne

  3. Anirban Chakraborty January 6, 2016 Reply

    I am going to try this from tomorrow morning. Yes! I knew that drinking plenty of water helps in reducing extra weights but I didn’t have the clear idea about this. In this article, I got the process and motivations. Thank you for posting such a great way-out.

    One more thing, I do not know the connection, but your most of the posts timely matches the incidents of my life. I don’t know how to thank you but whenever I need a some words, you helped me virtually. Thanksssssssss… Thank you so much.

    You are helping lots of people knowingly or unknowingly..

    Stay with us..forever.

    • Roz January 7, 2016 Reply

      Excellent article. Most of us know how important drinking water is, but we may not be following it. The way it has been explained in your article for losing weight makes complete sense. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

  4. Karen January 6, 2016 Reply

    Very well written. I am an RN and didn’t realize myself how important water was, especially regarding the liver. Thank you for taking the time to write this.

  5. Margaret January 6, 2016 Reply

    Sounds good I am going to try this too!! Can’t wait to see if it works …. Thank u for posting x

  6. Manan January 6, 2016 Reply

    Sir, a very nice article. Thankyou 🙂

    I had a small question- other than the timings which you specified for drinking water, if we feel thirsty, we can have water at other timings too also, right ?

  7. M e cunningham January 6, 2016 Reply

    A friend of mine and her husband went on a diet together, she was not losing half as much as he was, but he was drinking the water, they discovered that it was the water that was making him lose the weight, so your article is very true but even better it tells us when and how much water to drink. Thank you.

  8. Stacy Thomas January 6, 2016 Reply

    I’m going to try this although I do drink water now and then. I have diabetes as well. I have lost weight but still I like to lose a lot more.

    I am really great full that I have read what you have experienced and I hope you keep it up the good work and so I can read more for how you are doing, so one day I can share my story with the help of yours.

  9. cherry Ann tuazon January 6, 2016 Reply

    Thank you for this article. I have been struggling to lose weight and have tried the egg diet and exercise but to no avail. I will try this one and will keep you posted for updates. Currently, I am overweight by 16 lbs. My normal should be between 115-125 lbs (Asian height).

  10. Colette January 7, 2016 Reply

    I was never big on drinking water either. I was lucky to get 500 ml a day in. The best thing that helped me drink more was lemon. I loved the taste and it even adds to benefits of water. I’ll get a bag of them, squeeze out the juice from all of them and put in a container in the fridge. I can add directly to my bottle of water or put in a cup of ice water. I prefer the latter so I can munch on soft ice I’ve after drinking it. Now my body craves this. Totally the opposite of how I’d been for fifty years. I’m always getting more! 🙂

  11. aire January 7, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for sharing these, know I am not hopeless to loose weight . . .after I read these,felt so much encourage to do it just for my own good, if any person can do then why should i? Go go go?
    #very big help for me.

  12. Belinda January 7, 2016 Reply

    The amount of water you should drink depends on your weight??? So I weigh 168 and really need to loss 20 – 30 lbs. How much water should I be drinking?

    Belinda
    brobinsonjax@gmail.com

    • Grissella January 10, 2016 Reply

      Belinda,

      I’m in the same situation as you so I goggled it and found the below (hope it helps):

      “It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live,” Nessler says. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. If you’re living in a hot climate and exercising a lot, you’d be on the higher end of that range; if you’re in a cooler climate and mostly sedentary, you’d need less.

      Another quick way to check: look in the bowl after you’ve gone to the bathroom. If your urine is clear or very light yellow and has little odor, you’re well hydrated. The darker and more aromatic your urine, the more dehydrated you are.

  13. Aarathi January 8, 2016 Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this. I’ve been trying to lose weight since a long time but this might be the thing I was looking for….

  14. Ann January 29, 2016 Reply

    Ive got to try this trick??..

  15. Faye February 10, 2016 Reply

    Great article and brilliant success story, explained in a way that actually makes you want to try it instead of thinking ‘yeah I’ve heard of that before I bet it doesn’t work’ so will definitely be giving this a go! Thank you in advance x

  16. Psychic Nest March 29, 2016 Reply

    I like the fact that you state your personal experience with this instead of just suggesting the method of drinking water. I do drink lots of water everyday but I suppose I need some more! Thank you for this excellent article!

    Zaria

  17. Water is so important. I need to drink more. Have to be more mindful about it. Thanks for this article.

  18. Peggy April 19, 2016 Reply

    I have been wanting to loose weight for the past 5+ years tried many different diets with no success. I have seen other similar water drinking solutions combined with a vegetarian diets, but was only allowed to drink distilled water? so is this regular tap water or bottled water? does this make you pee a lot? Because I’m always afraid that if I drink too much water (and at times I do) that I would not make it to the bathroom fast enough? But I’m getting desperate to loose the weight. So I’m going to try this if I can see the weight loss in 1 week, then I’m sold!

  19. Dorothy June 5, 2016 Reply

    I have done this.. At the first of 2016.. For about 2 weeks.. It worked.. Then I slacked, started forgetting to drink it.. Started back up again about 8 days ago.. And within 2 days I noticed the bloat was disappearing., now 8 days into it I can pull my jeans off without unzipping them.. I thought it was also the lemon and cucumber .. I love lemon and tomatoes and cucumber so I figured it was the combination of the water and that.. I’m going to be 60 in August and would love to drop 30 lb’s after gaining 50 since I’ve been on disability for my back… So glad I read this article cuz it reaffirms my discovery as well.. ?

  20. Tammie June 5, 2016 Reply

    That’s all well and good for someone of your accord because you’re of the male species and your body doesn’t retain as nearly as much water as a woman’s body does. As a woman, I myself do retain a lot of water and thus by drinking the amounts of water you suggested, it leaves me to believe that I would actually gain weight instead of losing it. However, I will try it and hope for the best.

  21. Michelle June 5, 2016 Reply

    I am between 115-125 and I would like to be around 103-105 range but I don’t know how much water to drink

  22. Gülay June 6, 2016 Reply

    Is it also OK to drink water with lemon or cucumber or something like apple, mint etc? Or must it be plain water?

  23. Donna June 6, 2016 Reply

    True !!

    However, I’m told that too much water will flush out your body’s electrolytes! Drinking coconut water or Gatorade will replace them. Also, ice water works even better, as your body will use even more energy to keep your temperature in check.

  24. Karen June 6, 2016 Reply

    I drinks tons of water but squeeze a half of a lemon in my 30oz cup. Thanks for the info. It helps with flavor.

  25. paula beckett June 7, 2016 Reply

    can you add sugar free juice to the water

  26. Loretta June 14, 2016 Reply

    Say u weigh 184lb.. how much water do u drink?

  27. Hituns June 17, 2016 Reply

    I will surely try this method, I really need to lose weight.

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