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Nutrition Tip - Drinking Enough Water

water glass nutrition tips drink waterNutrition Tip – DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER PER DAY:    We have all heard this one.   Drinking enough water is beneficial for many reasons.  It hydrates your body, keeps toxins flowing out of your system, and improves skin tone.

Personally, I am terrible at drinking water.  I just don’t like it.   However, to improve my health, today I will commit to drinking 4 glasses of water per day for the following seven days.  I will then up it to 6 glasses per day for one week and then up it again to 8 glasses per day for seven days. I will keep a three week log and report on my progress.  Follow along with me and let’s see how we do!

Week 1 – I got myself up to drinking two 16 oz. bottles of water a day.  That is a lot of water for me.  I just try chugging as much as I can at one time.  I also find that drinking water that is not refrigerated makes it easier for me to drink more.  Not sure this will be the case in summer.

Week 2 – Now I’m trying to add water to things like tea, hot chocolate, powdered stuff to make lemonade because I just cannot stand all that plain water!  My initial thought was not to worry about anything other than the actual water I was taking in.  I’m worried about some of those extra calories.

Week 3 – I have now realized that adding water to unhealthy things like hot chocolate is probably not the best option.  I have seen some great posts regarding making infused water.  This is where you can add fruit (like lemons, berries) to water.  I have seen actual infusion water pitchers.  I vow to get one, but seem to be drinking less water than before.  Yikes.

Week 4 – Back on track.  Have ordered the water infusion pitcher.  Can’t wait to try it.  Heard someone mention using a timer to remind yourself to drink water.  Great idea, which I am going to implement.  I just never think to drink, especially if I am not feeling thirsty.  No one said this is easy.  However, one of the best ways to improve your health immediately is to start drinking more water.

Chief Boomer Sue

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