The second component of the PASV Model is A for “Aqua” or water. The most vital component of life, let alone for weight loss and sports performance.
Day 2 of the PASV Model we are going to be talking about the A in PASV which is AQUA or water.
You probably already know that water is vital for the sustainment of human life.
And it also plays a significant role in your mental and physical well being. In fact, sometimes when you, most of the time when you’re feeling tired, lethargic or even hungry, you are actually entering a stage of dehydration.
And when you’re dehydrated, your body doesn’t function as well.
If you think about your body like a car, water is the petrol that goes in the tank, it’s the oil that goes in the engine and it’s the fluid in your brakes.
So it’s really really vital for the performance of that car, for the performance of your body.
Studies have also shown that people who consume water throughout the day are less….are more likely to lose weight because they are less likely to confuse the hunger and thirst mechanisms with each other.
Quite often, as I’ve mentioned when you’re feeling hungry, you are actually thirsty or dehydrated.
So how do you make sure you are getting enough water in on any given day?
There are two approaches you can take, the first one is really simple, just drink enough water until your pee is clear.
The second is a little bit more specific which is around how much you weigh, so drink 1 litre of water for every 25kgs, which is about 50lbs, of body weight.
Either of those will work, they kinda have the same outcome, you will remain hydrated throughout the day.
If you’re doing a lot of sport or you’re living in a hot climate that of course will affect your water intake so you will probably want to be drinking more water in those cases to make sure you remain hydrated.
Why don’t we drink enough water?
Well, I think it probably comes down to the fact that it’s not habitualised. We drink it when we remember to drink it, we’re not drinking it constantly all the time.
So the advice I give to my clients is to link it to stuff you already do. Stuff that is already a habit for you.
So you don’t even have to think about it.
So if you work in an office environment for example, try having a class of water every time you send an email, or every time you answer the phone, or every time you go to a meeting.
Try linking it to something else, and that way you will see your water intake increase throughout the day and you won’t have to chug back a litre of water at lunch which can be quite unpleasant.
So that’s the A in PASV, A for AQUA.
If you like the video, great, fantastic I really appreciate your support.
If you haven’t seen day 1 please go check it out, P is for PROTEIN.
And tomorrow we will talk about the S in PASV.
See you then.