I am so excited to see you take the first step in weight management — thanks for joining the Skinny Chef community!
Before we begin, I’d like to tell you a little bit about the Skinny Chef mission.
After years of struggling with my weight, I knew I had to make some changes in my life by eating healthier foods and becoming more active. Much to my surprise, I found that I could live a healthier life without feeling deprived or resentful. And that’s why I want to share all of my hard-won secrets with you, so you can celebrate this life much more fully.
Taking the First Step: Hydration
The first thing to remember about weight loss is that it isn’t a sprint — it’s a marathon. I believe that taking small steps, one at a time, will help you to not only lose weight, but to change your lifestyle so that you can keep the weight off for good.
It’s about ditching the diets forever.
One of the easiest steps that you can take on your weight loss journey is to add more water to your diet. Not only does water keep your skin healthy and glowing, but it has many functions in the body, including transporting water to the cells, moving toxic waste out, and is necessary for healthy kidney function.
Not getting enough water in your diet can have some serious implications for your health, and your waistline.
Oftentimes, when people feel hunger pains, what they’re actually feeling is thirst. If you’re getting hungry, try to have a large glass of water before you get something to eat. That might be enough to satisfy you before your next meal.
One little change that you can make — that will have a big impact — is to replace all of the soda that you drink with water. If you don’t think you can do that, try to replace just one soda a day with water, and see how that makes you feel.
Chances are, you’ll start to notice a big difference, and gradually reducing the amount of soda that you drink each day will be easier to do. And there’s other changes to your drinking habits that you can make.
If you’re not sure just how much water to drink each day, keep this calculation in mind: Each day, aim to consume half your body weight in ounces of water. For instance, if you weigh 120 pounds, then your goal should be 60 ounces of the clear stuff every day.
Calculating your specific consumption goal will help make it easier for you to feel hydrated and full throughout the day.
A great tip for getting more water in your diet is to carry around a big water bottle with you everywhere. You’ll have it right at hand whenever you need a drink, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you reach your daily goal.
What Happens Next
I’ll be sending you another weight loss tip each day for the next six days — that’s an entire week’s worth of life-changing advice.
After that, you’ll receive a weekly follow-up every Tuesday around 11 AM EST… and I hope that you continue to visit SkinnyChef.com, where I’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest health news, advice, personal stories, and blogs to help you live a fuller, healthier life.
To ensure that the images inside my emails load automatically and to prevent your email program from erroneously routing my emails into the wrong folder, you should add my email to your address book. It’s [email protected] — so go ahead, add this email to your address book now so it’s recognized as a valid sender of my email updates.
I’m so excited that you decided to take this first step and begin your journey to a healthier life.
Let’s get started!