Think Thin Thursday ~ Without Water You're Sunk

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Scientists agree that the human body is about 70% water but what is it doing in there? The cells are made up of 90% water, blood 85%, our brains 80% (may vary), muscles 75% and even bones are comprised of about 30% water. A 2.2 liter bottle of it weighs almost 5 pounds. Without it we die, scientists all agree on that. It might take anywhere from 2 days to a week for the average person to die if not consuming water. Your scale is only giving you a piece of the puzzle. Drink Up!

Thanks to breathing, perspiration and our kidneys water comes and goes relatively freely through our bodies. Fat on the other hand just sits there waiting around to join the party. It's often the 1st one here and the last to leave. Understand that without fat in your body you will also  succumb to death although it takes much longer to do so and rarely attained in a normal person's body. Most fat settles in at the points of least resistance and also frequently finds its way into our muscles, known as intramuscular fat. When this happens take a good look at the best beef your butcher sells. The marbling you see is intramuscular fat. So much better when it is eaten and not actually in your muscles.

We hear the term BODY MASS INDEX but do you really know what it is? Remember that the adult human body is between 60% and 65% water. I know I said 70% above but that's for everyone, newborns are about 80%, children 70% and elderly adults are at 55%. The reality is that BMI is only a number, generally derived from a formula or chart. It does not tell you how much fat is in your body. Body fat can be measured and if you're serious about weight loss it's the only way to gauge your progress accurately. In order of accuracy from least to most here are my suggestions:


Calipers - also know as the skinfold test

Electrical impedance - my preferred

Densitometry - via water displacement

DXA - Dual energy X-ray Absorptiometry


How can I impress upon everyone the importance of an accurate BODY FAT reading? Have you ever had a friend literally pass out from dieting? 99% of the time it wasn't from their lack of food it was from too little water in their bodies. The brain could no longer tolerate the perceived fat loss they were enjoying on the scale. Don't be misled by the numbers. Another example is "Reunion" time! A month before your event you hunker down into diet mode, yes, you eat less but you forget about protein. A month worth of salads are not going to give you the nutrients your muscles need. Ten pounds lighter but no energy left to dance!  

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day. 

May 31, 2018 10:58 AM #1
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Kevin and this is very interesting!

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day 2018 and ...

  wrote a new post about reaching out to ActiveRain members that are following me at the AR network, your name showed up #172 on my list ;o)

Please not: The number order has nothing to do with who's my favorite, I am going from the first page of followers and I am on page 41 and there approx 15+ members per page.


May 31, 2018 11:22 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Kevin. Water is life and this is a terrific post. great information.

May 31, 2018 11:27 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love your last sentence, we have to dance and enjoy our life.  Wishing you a great rest of the day.  A

May 31, 2018 12:27 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I hope this comment finds you dancing the night away Kevin J. May 

May 31, 2018 11:41 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I definitely have a surplus supply of fat and have some work to do.

Jun 02, 2018 05:42 AM #6
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