The ideal “weight loss pantry’ is an article series dedicated to uncovering what SHOULD be in your fridge (or pantry) 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

Today’s “Weight Loss Fridge” item is so obvious it’s going to seem silly. But sometimes the components of good dieting often overlooked.

If you are NOT drinking a lot of water – like two litres per day – then you’re not serious about your diet, your fitness, or your health.

You see, without adequate hydration your body is in a state of stress, because water is a critical component of so many parts of NORMAL body function. And when you’re dieting you’re asking your body to be more than just ‘normal’, you’re asking it to do some pretty advanced things. So, basically, you need to be drinking a lot of water (and unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverages) in order to lose the weight you want to lose.

But there’s a little more to it than that

You see, we can’t trust the water that comes out of our taps anymore. It is often over-chlorinated and chemical-laden. It doesn’t even taste right most of the time. So what you really need to be doing to get water’s true benefits is drinking good-quality water. You can get a distribution tank with a little nozzle and take all of the water you’re going to drink from this, then simply refill it when it runs dry. I use a 20 litre one at home.

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If you’ve got a bigger budget, you could have a filter fitted to your tap.

If you’ve been dieting for a while and your weight loss is slower than it could be and you haven’t been drinking enough, I’d really encourage you to get on this thing as soon as you can. It’s very important for your weight loss, but even more so for your general health.

 

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Find out what other items you should be keeping in your “weight loss fridge/pantry” below:

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