Recently, I watched someone talk about their weight loss tips, and when they opened their fridge, there was all different size bottles, types and brands of water. While I generally lean towards practical, economical and ecological, and fill my reusable bottle with water from my filtered freezer door, I was impacted by this guys tips and have been giving a lot of thought to it. Mitch and I recently bought small bottles of club soda,and I have found that popping one of those open, when I can’t dream of another glass of tap water, keeps me hydrated while avoiding anything sweeter or more caloric. Now, as I grocery shop, I am keeping my eyes open for great deals (don’t we all love BOGO frees!) on mineral, spring and sparkling water, in bottles of different sizes. Instead of buying fun sodas for the Thursday night crowd (which, by the way, they rarely drink) I am going to stock up on fun water, instead.
With daily temperatures in the 9os, good hydration is as important as it ever gets. If you find yourself leaning into too many sweetened or alcoholic beverages to quench your thirst, you might want to think about making your water choices a little more desirable. Even filling a pitcher with ice, water and sliced lemons and limes, will inspire you to drink more of the calorie free stuff.
Next time you are feeling a little hungry, but know it’s not time to eat yet, try grabbing some H2O and wait a little while. Often our thirst mechanisms rears itself as a hunger pain. Staying well hydrated, not only helps with our weight management, but benefits every single aspect of our bodies including, and possibly most importantly, our brains!
Drink up! Please make sure to recyle!!! It’s not enough to take care of ourselves, we need to take care of the world around us, too. Remember that we are just borrowing this Earth from our grandchildren. Thanks for stopping in. Have a magical Monday, filled with lots of water, peace…and fitness!