I learned this trick 3 years ago, from my husband’s best friend, Mark. He is a kickboxing coach and when his guys had a fight, he always made sure that one day before the fight, in the day his fighters were weighted; they were around 5 pounds lighter. How? They got rid of all excess water from their bodies. This is the same tricks models use before a photo-shoot.
You see, approximately 60-70% of your body is made up of water. It’s inside and around every cell of your body including your blood. It fluctuates daily based on what you’ve eaten and how much activity and exercise you have done.
It also fluctuates based on where you are within your hormonal cycle.
As you may already be aware, body water plays a significant role in determining your moment to moment look. The goal of this trick is to reduce your total body water content in order to slim your butt, thighs even your stomach area, so that in just 7 days you will lose 1 jean size! The way to do it, is to drink 4-5 liters of water in the first 4 days, followed by drinking only 1.5-2 liters the next 3 days.
Basically, in the first 4 days, instead of drinking 2 liters of water per day, you will drink 4-5 liters, spread out throughout the day. Because this can be dangerous if you have a medical condition, you need to check with your doctor before you do this. Your body regulates how much water it is holding based on how much you are drinking. When you start to drink more water your body will eliminate more water to keep you in balance. The trick is that it takes your body a few days to get fully adjusted to the new higher water volume by sending signals to your kidneys to eliminate more water. Basically you’re going to temporarily increase your volume of water in order to trick your kidneys to send you to the toilet more often.
Because your body wants you in balance, you will have to eliminate all that 2-3 liters of water through going to the toilet more often. Once your kidneys have adjusted to the new consumption of water, you will then cut out water intake to only around 1.5-2 liters per day for the 5th day, and under 1.5 liters in the 6th day.
During this period when you will be drinking less water, your body will still be in a high water excretion mode because it’s still expecting you to be drinking a lot of water. The end result is a dramatic reducing in total body water and thus total body weight. This manipulation can take inches off of your waist, hips, stomach and thighs and give your legs and arms a tight and toned look. This is one of the major tricks fitness competitors use to get in shape for a show and for photoshoots. In fact most fitness models on the cover of magazines are in a water depleted state just like the one I have just described above.
If you’ve always wanted to know how they get to look so lean and tight…well this is it! WARNING: You will be going to the bathroom a lot! All day, and all night. It’s a bit annoying, but it’s part of how the trick works. This is also why you don’t want to be doing this more than once every 3 months.