The friend that put me on to paleo and first linked me to PB is somebody that I write to every now and then for advice and to compare routines/eating habits etc. In his last e-mail he wrote:
"The most important factor in my eating regimen: I drink a massive amount of water everyday. Eating large amounts of fat and protein requires a substantial amount of water for digestion and absorption, so if I don’t supplement my diet with a massive uptake in my water consumption, I store water in the form of food and get the “belly bloat” that people often confuse with belly fat. By drinking additional water to compensate, I don’t retain that additional water and I’ve noticed that my stomach and abdominal area feels much “tighter”..."
Ever since then I've been wondering if I should drink more water. I already had a post where I discussed how unpleasant it is for me to run to the bathroom over and over again whenever I make a conscious effort to drink water through the day. It's simply NOT fun. I've always had issues with going to the bathroom too often even as a little kid.
I've had success with the PB so far, and have started to be able to see my abs but there's still some road to cover.
Most of my water I drink in the form of tea, but I have no problems eating water straight up. However, Mark has written that it's not imperative to drink a ton of water, since we get a lot of it through food.
Has anybody experimented with this and noticed a tighter mid section or a reduction in that particular area?
I always just assumed that as my body fat % lowers, it will go away... I would still place myself in the higher teens for body fat, if not in the lower 20s...