If we’re forever stuck thinking about “which tactic is going to save me?” we’re never going to get the levels of energy, well-being, and weight loss we want. It just won’t happen. Silver bullets don’t work for things like weight loss, which take consistency and time.
There’s no way around that.
Why You Shouldn’t Do This Regularly – And When You Should
This tactic in particular I don’t recommend as something you should do every day because liquids with food can impair digestion. If you don’t have a preexisting digestive problem, you’re probably going to be fine, but there is one situation that this tactic is great for: social events.
When you’re out at a friend’s, going to a business lunch, or otherwise out and there’s temptation, use this.
So let’s say you’re going out to a business lunch and you know everyone is going to be drinking wine and eating massive steaks.
Let yourself indulge – but chug a big glass of water before, so even though you’ll still get to eat the good stuff, you know you’ll eat less.
The same is true of going to a party on Friday night. If you think the food is going to be pizza and beer, chug the glass of water before to offset any mistakes that might be made later on in the night.
So overall I wouldn’t consider this a long term strategy that’s really going to help with weight loss – it’s more a temporary tactic you can use in emergency or social situations when it’s taboo and “not cool” to avoid eating the crap every else is eating.
Your Tiny Habit For Today
Today’s tiny habit is simple: use this as a “social emergency” strategy – when you’re going out to an event with questionable food, or if you know you’re going out to a pizza and beer night, do the water chug.