Week 5 has now passed and all the hard work is starting to bear fruit for these dedicated competitors.   I think what we’re starting to see here is that losing weight if you’re a cyclist is extremely hard .  The lifestyle is already a healthy one and the required change to drop a couple kilos is significant.

The OPEN Strategy competitors are still leading with a total loss of 26 KGs! BUT, the RIDEWISER Strategy team is making realistic and maintainable progress and has a total loss of 9.8 Kg’s.    The big difference here in the aggregate weigthloss is that there is one less person on the Ridewiser team.

Check out the weekly updates from each of the competitors here as well as the CONFESSION ROOM and follow the Biggest Loser’s sins

Ridewiser Weight Loss Tip – Drink more H2O, NOW!

Do you know how important good hydration really is? Check out these Top 10 Water Facts

  1. Dehydration is often confused with a sense of hunger! People often eat rather than drink more H2O.
  2. ‘Thirst’ is a body-mind signal that arrives in your brain AFTER YOU ARE ALREADY DEHYDRATED
  3. One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of dieters.
  4. Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.
  5. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or
  6. A 4% drop in body weight results in significant exercise performance loss (that’s the 2kg you lose on a long ride – bang!)
  7. 8-10 glasses of water a day can significantly ease back & joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.
  8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.
  9. Water makes up more than 55% of body-weight in healthy people.
  10. Over 70% of the general community is chronically dehydrated (always under-hydrated)