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We are mostly made of water and we need it to transport nutrients around our body and eliminate waste. Water helps with weight loss because it supresses appetite. It also increases energy and reduces fatigue, cures headaches, gives you better skin and improves digestion.
Many people confuse hunger with thirst so get back in touch with your hydration feedback response by becoming aware of what thirst feels like again – many of us have forgotten what thirst feels like because we are always dehydrated. So get hydrated and then you will know what being dehydrated feels like again.
Here are some ideas to help incorporate drinking more water into your day:
- Try to drink 1L water per 30 kg of body weight per day.
- Carry a bottle (preferably BPA-free) and keep filling it up.
- Set a reminder on your phone or computer.
- Substitute – if you would normally have tea, coffee, sweet drink, soft drink, alcohol – have a water first.
- Drink water before, during and after exercise. Try water instead of Gatorade.
- Track your water intake by logging it in a notebook – then you can see how much you are really drinking.
- Mark your water bottle with times.
- Drink water when you are hungry.
- Drink water when you are tired or sleepy.
Invest in a water filter at home if possible – they are not very expensive, take out toxins and the water tastes great. It won’t take long to break even with buying bottled water. Check out www.aquasana.com.au
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