Water Ionizers, Exercise & Weight Loss

Water Ionizers, Exercise & Weight Loss

Cathleen out on a run, age 61.8

Introduction to Water Ionizers, Exercise and Weight Loss

by Cathleen LoGrasso [Alkaline Water Plus]

The above photo is of me out on a run, at age 61.8. I believe that with all of my experience in nutrition, water ionizers and now exercise I have valuable information to add to the common knowledge pool of valuable information for healthy-living. In other words, I have found ANSWERS to common health issues, and am happy to share with you what I know.

I have been drinking ionized water for over 20 years at the time of this writing. I can safely say that there is not a single, better thing that I have ever done, health-wise, for myself or my family than to drink ionized water! So, at the risk of being redundant, I can't help myself but to say this, "Drink ionized water," before anything else. Why? Please read more about why I say this on these pages:

Weight Management

Weight management is a touchy subject, and losing weight is definitely easier for some people than others, however for me weight management has been consistently easier since I purchased my first water ionizer back in 1993. I am no longer touchy about weight loss, because I know if I go on a cruise or other vacation whatever weight I gain will be able to come off...I'm not worried about it anymore. Drinking ionized water has definitely given me a real advantage in achieving my weight management goals, and it's easier now for me to keep my weight in check now at 61 than it was when I was 40!

I have found that since I started drinking ionized water, weight management or weight loss is no longer a source of anxiety for me. It wasn't that I was fat-fat, but I was clearly overweight, alright -- fat, and I seemed to have hit a permanent plateau in any weight-loss efforts I attempted. 

There are many contributing factors to obesity that alkaline ionized water helps with: pH buffers, energy, and dehydration.

If you have weight issues I encourage you to watch the CNN special report [video], below and also buy or borrow a copy of Dr. Young's book.

What Do Water Ionizers Have to Do With Weight Loss?

Water Ionizers help your cells to become healthier and you to alkalize your body. Both of these things help you to lose weight. Each cell in your body gives off waste products, and these are acidic. Your body will not allow you to have these acids leave your cells and enter your blood-stream unless you have, immediately available, sufficient pH buffers to do it safely. The pH of your blood is a life-death matter if it becomes unbalanced by the addition of too many acids, so your body will do things like this instead:

  • rob calcium from your bones or joints in order to buffer the acidic wastes that are trying to be removed from your cells. 
  • crystalize the acids [uric acid crystals] and then these crystals can "safely move through your blood-stream, but then become lodged in organs or tissues and create their own havoc.
  • store the acids in your fat cells and won't let them out!   

The Importance of WATER

Our bodies are over 2/3 water, so the kind and quality of water you drink MAKES A DIFFERENCE. I paid $1,100 originally, for my first water ionizer, over 20 years ago and never regretted that decision. As a matter of fact I think it was literally the best purchase I have ever made!

I'll bet the last thing 99% of the population thinks when they get can't lose weight or lack energy is that they should go drink water. We are often trained to not like water, take it for granted, completely disregard it or drink things that contain water and think that we're somehow now sufficiently hydrated. Positively charged tap water is not very hydrating, and I believe people intuitively know that. Ionized water is clearly different. This powerful alkalizing, anti-oxidant water provides superior hydration to your cells. Alkaline ionized water filters [water ionizers] reduce the size of the water molecule clusters, resulting in significantly more hydration per glass, which means more oxygen to your cells to give you more energy while you try to lose weight.

Body fat is acidic and full of toxins.

When you lose weight, the fats that come out of your cells are ACIDIC. These fats must go into the bloodstream to be eliminated, but sometimes your body won't let this happen. Ionized water provides the pH buffers you need to allow your fat cells to give up their fats!

Buffering is a must!

Alkaline ionized water buffers the acids and allows safe removal of the acids and toxins from your body. "Safety" is the key word here. Your body is not going to allow any fats or toxins to be eliminated if it perceives it as a threat. So, that's why buffering is so important.

Alkaline ionized water provides your body with a continuous stream of alkaline buffers to neutralize the acidic fats that your body wants to release when you're losing weight.

Weight loss can be a multi-faceted problem

It can be a very frustrating endeavor if you only know or apply part of the facts about effective weight management. If you are more than a little overweight, it is not a simple, one-step fix. I encourage you, if you have weight problems, to educate yourself, eat right [proper food combining], focus on more raw vegetables than cooked [or only slightly cook them], eat fat [that's right...just don't overdo it and make sure it's the right fats], join a health club, and exercize in addition to drinking alkaline ionized water

Weight Loss, Calories, Exercise and Energy

One thing that I have [and I hear this from customers all over] is ENERGY! Alkaline ionized water helps to reduce oxidation of cells, therefore making your cells healthier and gives your body lots of energy! I often hear from people who exercise that if they stop every 20 minutes of exercise to take a long drink [about 12 oz.] of ionized water that it helps them get into "the zone" quicker and stay there! I've also heard many reports of cramping being eliminated or reduced by drinking ionized water intermittantly during exercise.

Weight gain does have something to do with eating more calories than your body needs. When you don't get enough exercise your body won't be able to eat enough calories to keep you healthy [without making you gain weight]. When I turned about 61 I found that the number of calories I could eat daily, without gaining weight, had reduced from my earlier years. I think part of this is that I used to be more physically active in my job [teacher] and now I work primarily at a computer most of the day. So I decided to go to the gym to run/walk every day. Doing this has significantly boosted the number of calories I can eat daily. It's important to be able to eat enough. If you're forced to reduce your food intake too much [in order to not gain weight] then it isn't pleasant or even healthy. Your body needs balance and part of that balance is a certain variety and amount and bulk, of healthy food. My regimen works wonders for me and so I'll share it with you. Here it is:

  1. I drink about a half bottle of ionized water before my first 20-minute run/walk.
  2. 10-min. break for a banana or other fruit and another half-bottle of ionized water and a bit of stretching.
  3. Another 20-minute run/walk.  
  4. I end with another half-bottle of ionized water and some more stretching.
  5. Every other day I add a 20-min. bike ride to the end of the regimen.
What is a "Run/Walk"? This is what I do when I run/walk: I get started walking to warm up a bit. Then I run as fast as I can till I can't do it comfortably any more. Then I walk again. I repeat this routine over and over for the full 20 minutes.

I'm sure I'll add more or change the above regimen as I build up my body, but the interesting thing I've found out is that I can build up my body! Initially I had some joint and muscle aches and that signaled me to ease-off of the running part. But now my joints and muscles are strengthened and I feel stronger and healthier overall. I mean really stronger and really healthier. This experience has made me become a firm believer in the necessity to add exercise to one's routine if you otherwise don't exercise enough during the day.

Here's Some Good Reading [and watching] about Ionized Water and Weight Loss Specifically:

A book I highly recommend for anyone with weight issues is: The pH Miracle for Weight Loss, by Dr. Robert O. Young. Dr. Young discusses how with people who have weight problems their fat is actually saving them. He explains how the acidic wastes become trapped in cells and so much more. I highly suggest the book. Here is a very informative video of a CNN interview with Dr. Young about his book.

Quotes from the Transcript:

  • "Doctor Robert Young says the secret to permanent weight loss comes down to acid and the ph balance in your blood."
  • "You can lose an average of a half a pound minimum a day."
  • "And when we'd become over acidic,that's when the body goes into preservation-mode and that's when the body starts holding on to fat...

Here are some of the specific reasons I recommend Dr. Young's book:

  • Dr. Young has expertise in analyzing the live blood of his clients. By regulating the body chemistry of his clients [eg., pH & ORP] through the change of pH and ORP of the foods [and water] consumed, he was able to see the clients' blood change, and as the blood changed its chemistry the clients lost weight in every case.
  • Dr. Young has learned much over the years about the role of fats in the diet and he explains the subject of fat in the diet very thoroughly and yet simply. This information and the information about protein is VERY important for everyone to know, but crucial to the success of anyone on a diet plan.
  • The recipes are awesome!

Continuing My Exercising

I'll keep you up to date on my success with my exercise regimen, outlined above, from time to time, on Facebook, and the posts should appear below this page. Feel free to add comments or tell me about your own experiences with ionized water, weight loss and/or exercise to add to the value of this page. 

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