The magic of water! (It’s more powerful than you think!)
I‘m sure you have heard it many times…. drink more water!! It’s good for the skin, it helps regulate your appetite, it’s a must when trying to lose weight…. yada yada yada.
My advice, try it out for yourself and see if you can FEEL the difference when you drink more water. I used to drink the recommended 64 ounces of water a day (not everyday, I’m not perfect), but I tried my best. Then one day, I was inspired to up my water intake to 80 ounces a day, 24 of that being first thing in the morning.
I was shocked at the difference it made. First of all, having that 24 ounces first thing in the morning, made me feel so much better. I didn’t have that full, almost sick feeling I usually get. I was actually able to function because I suddenly felt more alert. I noticed I was eating less because I was drinking a lot more water with meals. My skin wasn’t as dry. My 3:00 craving for sugar went down dramatically.
How did I come up with 80 ounces? I don’t know, it sounded good. I figured it was significantly more than the required 64 ounces and I wasn’t feeling anything with the 64 ounces.
How did I do it? It was actually easier than I thought. First, I got some really fun water bottles at Costco. (See photo above.) They are glass, so I don’t feel bad about leaving them in the car. Sure the water might get warm, but I don’t have to worry about plastic chemicals poisoning me. Next, I got some yummy essential oils in grapefruit, lemon, and wild orange. (I like Doterra because they are the only ones I know of that are tested and safe for consumption.) I add a few drops to my water and they add flavor without added sugar and are easy to carry in my purse. Every night, right before bed, I fill up my 22 ounce bottle, add my citrus blends, and set it next to my bed, along with my supplements. The alarm goes off, and first thing I do before I even get out of bed is take my Juice Plus and chug my 22 ounces of water. You’d be surprised how thirsty you are in the morning and how easy it is to get 22 ounces of water down. Then I get up, head to the kitchen, re-fill my bottle and sip on that while getting ready. I’m half way done with my 80 ounces before I even leave the house. I re-fill before I leave, and sip throughout the day. I always drink a glass of water with every meal. Voila! 80 ounces down before dinner time.
I know you all are thinking it, so I’ll address the obvious. Yes, I have to pee frequently. But I look at it as my body releasing all the toxins and feel much better about it. And over time, my bladder adjusted and yours will too!
So are you up to the challenge? I want to hear from you! What goal are you going to set for yourself? Let me know. Then come back and tell me if you noticed a difference in how you felt.
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