The ideal “weight loss fridge’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge if you hope to lose weight in 2018. So much focus is placed on what you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting, so let’s check out what you should.

Stock up on: Water

So this may seem obvious, but so few people on diet actually get it right that it really is worth highlighting.

Water is SERIOUSLY important if you hope to have any chance of losing weight.

You MUST be properly hydrated in order for your whole body to work properly. This includes many of the vital processes attached to digestion and the metabolism of fat. Proper hydration will also lead to better food choices because you will feel better, which will help you not to fall victim to the “I feel bad so I’ll eat bad foods to make me feel better” cycle.

You need to be drinking at least two litres of UNSWEETENED liquids every day

You would hopefully be drinking ZERO litres of sweetened liquids if you’re serious about your diet. Yes, you can count tea and coffee, but if real water is not the majority shareholder here you’re not doing it right.

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Also remember that in summer and on days where you sweat a lot from activity you will need more water. You may need to drink up to 3,5L on some days. The easiest way to ensure that you’re well-hydrated is that you should need to urinate after you drink a beverage. If you drink something and it’s hours until you need the loo then you need to drink more.

Start your day with a big glass of water, and keep drinking all day long.

Go get some now!