Drink more water.
Water is the only drink for a wise man. Henry Davis Thoreau
Our bodies are about 60% water, as we are constantly losing water through urine and sweat, it is recommended that we drink 8 x 8oz or 2 litres of water a day to prevent dehydration.
Benefits of drinking more water.
1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue
Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!
2. Promotes Weight Loss
Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your stomach if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger, raises your metabolism and has zero calories!
3. Flushes Out Toxins
Gets rid of waste through sweat and urination which reduces the risk of kidney stones and UTI’s (urinary tract infections).
4. Improves Skin Complexion
Moisturizes your skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. Gets rid of wrinkles. It’s the best anti-aging treatment around!
5. Maintains Regularity
Aids in digestion as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation.
6. Boosts Immune System
A water drinker is less likely to get sick, and who wouldn’t rather feel healthy the majority of the time? Drinking plenty of water helps fight against flu, cancer and other ailments like heart attacks.
7. Natural Headache Remedy
Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.
8. Prevents Cramps & Sprains
Proper hydration helps keep joints lubricated and muscles more elastic so joint pain is less likely.
9. Puts You In A Good Mood
When the body is functioning at its best, you will feel great and be happy
10. Save Money!
Water is FREE! Even if you choose bottled/filtered water, it’s STILL cheaper than that high sugar soft drink.
So for week 2 I am going to increase my water intake. My aim is for 2 litres of water a day. I drink very little so this is going to be a struggle (including the frequent toilet breaks)
Recap from week 1. still managing alcohol free January. Now 6 alcohol free days.
Fed up already of meal plan planning, but then my subscription to Good Food magazine arrived and so I have planned meals for the next 3 weeks.