I watched a terrific documentary called “Hungry for a Change“, which I can’t wait to tell you more about at another time…. but today, I want to share one thing that really made sense to me.
Add good foods into your diet and the not-so-good foods will be pushed out as a result!
I love this! So, instead of saying “I will drink less sodas, I will eat less sweets, I will eat less fast foods, etc” …. I am going to focus on saying “I will plan more balanced meals at home. I will plan healthy snacks. I will drink more water”.
Last week, we worked on planning meals and snacks so this week I would like to focus on drinking more water each day.
According to WebMd (…no, I’m not a doctor, but I play one online… sorry, couldn’t help it! ha!), drinking water maintains the balance of body fluids, helps control calories, energizes muscles, improves your skin, helps your kidneys, and maintains normal digestion.
I expect that I will drink less soft drinks if I am drinking more water. I also hope that drinking more water will help my energy level and skin (which is so dry it hurts and bleeds!)
Make Water Less Boring:
“But water is so … .BORING!” I’ve heard this several times from friends. I personally don’t think water is boring — do you? If so, try to liven it up a little. I love this water pitcher that you can place fruit into to add flavor to your water.
(This isn’t mine, by the way. The photo is from Amazon).
However, I am going to purchase this 48 oz. water bottle! If I take this bottle with me to work every day, that would already take care of 6 cups of water per day. I think if I drink all of that water, I won’t have to worry about how much soda I am drinking — ha!
In order to track this experiment, I will (try very hard to) keep track of how much water I am drinking per day, how many sodas I drink in comparison, and also note any changes in my energy, skin, and digestion.
Will you join me in this experiment? Do you enjoy drinking water or find it “boring”? (It’s okay, you can be honest. No judgement here!)