The Science Behind Why Water Is Good for Weight Loss – Hello HealthyHello Healthy

Ever wonder why it’s important to drink water while dieting?  Well, wonder no more here is an article that gives you,”The Science Behind Why Water is Good for Weight Loss,” courtesy of MyFitnessPal’s blog.  Really cool and interesting stuff here.  Enjoy!  LP 

We all know that hydration is important — especially in the scorching summer months. Getting your standard eight glasses a day can help you stay cool, hydrated and energized through even the most intense sweat-inducing heat waves. But drinking plenty of water can also be a super easy — and more importantly, super effective — way to lose weight, according to the experts. To look at exactly what drinking more water does to your stomach, appetite and brain, researchers from the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior took MRIs of participants’ stomachs and brains after they had ingested either

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I Refuse To Give Up!


I'm getting rid of the weightLooking back at my blog posts, I’ve noticed that the last time I posted something in reference to weight loss and my  struggleswas back in January.  Even though I’ve continued to exercise daily, as opposed to losing weight, I seem to be gaining. And as you can imagine I have been beside myself with disappointment.

At first I thought that maybe the weight gain was a result of the type of exercises I was doing, for I’ve been doing a lot of strength training.  And not enough of running or walking, you know to keep an even keel.  And I tried the vegetarian trip but still, where at one time I would see immediate weight loss, I saw none.

So I went on-line and looked up weight loss and looked for some other program or solution.  I came across many different diets and most of them give you a very long commentary and if you don’t fall asleep to the excessive talking and testimonies, you finally get to the bottom where you are asked for credit card information to buy some product.  And quite frankly I am tired of these types of products for they don’t work for everyone.  I read some where that the quick loss products work best on people between the ages of 18-30.  But once an individual gets into their 40s and up, their bodies are already going through changes and their metabolism slows down, which is why exercise is so important even if its  only 20-30 minutes a day.

Equipped with this new information, I decided to look for a detox program, so I could get rid of all the toxins in my body and retrain my body. It occurred to me that maybe the reason why I was no longer seeing any results was because I needed a good cleanse.  So back to the internet in search of a good detox program in which I could make at home. I came across the Lemonade Diet where one uses simple ingredients:

fresh lemons

Organic syrup

Organic cayenne pepper and


While at the market this weekend I stock up on the above ingredients and followed the directions from  The Master Cleanse websiteYesterday after my shower I weighted myself and I weighted 204.2 lbs.  I began drinking my water yesterday as well (7 bottles of the lemonade which I prepared in the morning), and I couldn’t believe what my scale said this morning, 200lbs!  No lie! Finally, I found something I can prepare at home and it really works.  Keep in mind that if you try this, you only drink lemonade for 10 days, no food.







Did You Do You Today?

Today is the day to exercise

It’s been six days since I began working out again, and boy am I sore.  But I am also quite proud of myself.  It actually feels rewarding to move parts of my body and feel that soreness, because it’s a sign that I am getting to those areas f my body that needs to be toned.  Eventually, my body will get used to my regime and the pain will disappear and hopefully in its place I will begin to see results.

Since the 1st of January, I’ve dropped 2.6lbs. Yay! If you are on this journey with me, share your results!

My New Year’s Resolution

Brand new startNow that the holidays are behind us it is time for us (Joanne and I) to get serious about our weight loss plan.  We, like many others, utilized the past holidays as an excuse to gorge out on so many delicious foods that added multiple pounds to our bodies. 🙂  We’ve been watching the many commercials offering weight loss plans and the wonderful gym packages that are available for the New Year, and although they sound tempting, we’ve decided that we are going to tackle our weight gain the old fashion way, with healthy eating, dieting and exercisingLucky for us we have an appropriate little gym here in our complex, equipped with state of the art work out equipment, an indoor Jacuzzi and swimming pool.

I have to say that I love the beginning of a New Year, it gives  me the opportunity to re-evaluate my life. Going into a new year gives me the opportunity to take a look at my past actions, my failures and my achievements. I feel its important to take a look at the past year in order to either learn from, or improve my actions from the previous year, but most importantly ,to acknowledge, learn and move on.  For the past belongs in the past and acceptance is vital for success. 

In addition to losing weight, my New Year resolution is to find a job,write another book and to begin saving for a house.  Out of all of my resolutions for the new year, finding a job, I believe, is going to be the toughest.  Yes, we have modern technology that is suppose to make searching for a job easier, but in my opinion it makes job hunting a job within itself.  Not only do I have to go to the various job sites and fill out an online application and plug in my job criteria in order to  receive alerts, I also have to go onto the company’s website and fill out their application.  Which makes finding a job a job within itself. SMH. 😦

 It has been three years since I wrote my first book and I feel that it is time to stop procrastinating  and get the stories that are forming in my head in print. Although now that I think about it, procrastination wasn’t the only thing that was keeping me from writing, for I was in school until I ran out of Financial Aid, leaving me four classes shy from obtaining my second Masters in English/Creative Writing. Oh well, once I’m employed I intend to go back and finish.

Lastly, the wife and I are ready to begin saving for our own home. I think the easy part is putting money away since we are giving ourselves at least two years to save.  This will fulfill my dream of being in our home by the time I’m 55 years old.

Alright, now that I’ve given you a run down of my resolutions, why not give me at least one of yours.  Here’s wishing you all a great New Year and may you succeed in fulfilling your set resolutions.