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How to Lose Weight Fast - Drink at least 12 eight-ounce glasses of water per day for quick weight loss

This is an extremely effective fat-burning and health-promoting practice. This practice has been called by George Blackburn, MD, associate professor at the Harvard Medical School, “by far the number one way to head off food cravings and reduce appetite”. And Wayne C. Miller, PhD, former director of the Indiana University Weight Loss Clinic, has conducted clinical studies linking high daily water intake to successful lasting weight loss.

According to Ellington Darden, PhD, exercise scientist and former director of research for Nautilus Sports/Medical Industries, “If you don’t drink enough water, your body’s reaction is to retain the water it does have. This hampers kidney function and contributes to the accumulation of waste products. Your liver is then called on to flush out impurities, which minimizes one of its main functions – that is, metabolizing stored fat into usable energy”. Increasing your fluid intake not only enhances fat loss. It boosts energy. A German study found that sipping 2 liters of water a day elevated metabolism and calorie burning by 100 calories per day – about the burn you would get from a 15 minute jog.

And,  better than sipping water alone, sip it with ice added. Dr. Darden explains that you can “maximize calorie burn by keeping the water ice cold. A gallon of ice cold (40 degree F) water requires over 200 calories of heat energy to warm it to core body temperature (98.6 degrees F)”. (A gallon is equal to sixteen eight-ounce glasses.) You can achieve quick weight loss just by sipping iced water.

But we can even improve on our 12 eight-ounce glasses of iced water per day. We can drop in bags of green tea (no sweeteners please). Recent research at the University of Geneva indicates that green tea increases metabolism and fat burning by up to 35 percent. The research team also found that green tea or green tea extract produces this fat burning even without the presence of caffeine. It seems that epigallocatechin gallate (or EGCG), a substance in green tea, makes fat burning last even longer. Green tea not only fights fat.


Green Tea has other health-promoting qualities. According to the Journal of Medicinal Foods, 9:451-458, 2006, green tea reduces cell death after a heart attack or stroke, and speeds recovery. It also contains antioxidants that protect the cells from free radical damage, thus working against heart disease, cancer and premature aging.

If you drink your 12 eight-ounce glasses of water with ice and bags of green tea your fat-burning effect is significantly enhanced.

We at are not medical doctors.  We are diet and fitness researchers providing you reference information only, not medical advice.  The information given here is designed to help you make informed decisions about your fitness.  It is not intended as a substitute for any prescribed medical treatments.  We advise you to consult with a physician regarding any medical conditions or issues you may have before making changes to your diet or exercise routine.

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