It’s summer and the healthy thing for the body to do is sweat. Sweating is the body’s natural response to cool itself down. The body produces water, transfers the heat to the water and moves the heated water out of the body. The body uses this recipe to make sweat:
- 2 hydrogen molecules mixed with 1 oxygen molecule yields 2 pounds of water.
It’s summer and the days are longer so the body is more active for a longer period of time. Adding extra fuel stores to the muscles is the body’s natural response to keep up with the increased activity. The body uses this recipe to make fuel for the muscles:
- 1 glucose molecule mixed with 3 water molecules yields 2 pounds of muscle fuel.
It’s summer and you are eating healthy and looking and feeling great! Burning body fat is the body’s natural response to give up the excess energy stores that it doesn’t need. The body uses this recipe to burn body fat:
- 2 triglyceride molecules mixed with 9 water molecules yields 2 pounds of water needed for the body to burn stored fat.
Where did those two pounds come from? Take your pick from the choices above. Regardless of whether we drink more water or not, the body makes its own water for all its biological needs and the scale will let you know the minute it does!