As part of my new commitment to a healthier lifestyle, I have decided to incorporate LOTS more water into my diet. I have never been a big water drinker, even though all the health experts tell you to get in about 8 cups of water daily.
This week, I just got in my newest workout DVDs, and I was reading over the nutritional recomendations to help optimize results. I’m doing fairly well to the dietary end, but was missing the boat (no pun intended) on my water! Studies show drinking a big glass of water before a meal will help you eat less, since your belly has the water in it. And the H2O will also help your body do the best job possible at absorbing all the great nutrients in the foods you eat! What an amazing little thing!
So far, so good! I’ve been getting in about 3-4 water doses in about a 32-oz. jug each day this week–and more amazing, only ONE diet soda all week so far! (And I aim to keep it that way!)
To top things off–I started the week with a bit of a sore throat. Drake and Floyd have both been sick and decided to share with me I guess! I was determined not to let that bug end up with me since I am slated to fill in for Natasha on “Today in Iowa” this Friday. So glug, glug the water I have–and rinsed with mouthwash regularly, too, and magic I tell you–the throat is feeling MUCH, MUCH better today!
So raise your glass–with WATER–and feel better!
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This post was written by kmashek on June 19, 2012