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?