Another very important point about drinking. Don’t drink your calories! Eat them! This simple tip can make a huge difference in your weight loss! It takes longer to eat calories than drink them. The reason this is important is that your body has a feedback mechanism that is used to tell you when you have eaten enough food but it can take 10 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain to turn off that conveyer belt to your mouth. Now I can polish off those two huge glasses of OJ in about 2 minutes when I’m thirsty and the brain cant react fast enough to shut down the drinking at the proper time. Our bodies were not designed for high calorie beverages, cavemen didn’t have OJ and coke, they had to work hard to gather their meager calories.
For example, I have heard it said that cats gain weight because they are hypothyroid. Cats do not get hypothyroidism except in one type of situation. If a hyperthyroid cat has his thyroid glands surgically removed or has radioactive iodine treatment for feline hyperthyroidism, then it is possible that after the removal, the cat's thyroid levels may be low, either temporarily or permanently. However that is a man-made condition. Naturally occurring hypothyroidism, if it does exist, is so rare that your chances of having a cat with that condition are pretty much nil.