Step One: Drink. More. Water.
Are You Drinking Enough Water? An estimated seventy-five percent of Americans suffer from mild, chronic dehydration. This is a pretty scary statistic for a developed country where water is readily available! Chronic dehydration is the single biggest trigger in daytime fatigue.Staying hydrated has an even bigger impact on your nutrition. It is estimated that thirty seven percent of us mistake the thirst mechanism as cue for hunger! Studies show that Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism. A University study revealed that drinking one glass of Water before bed shut down midnight hunger for almost 100% dieters. In order to maintain the various bodily functions, we need to drink at LEAST 2-4 liters of Water each day.
Buy a water bottle and get in the habit of taking your water with you (on the go). This increases the likelihood that you will drink water throughout the day and make water easily accessible! Many water bottles show the ounces on the bottle to help you track your consumption. There are many easy ways to flavor your water including sugar free water enhancers or homemade ways to infuse water with fruit, mint or herbs.
The Importance of Water
Water is important to the mechanics of the human body. The body cannot work without it, just as a car cannot run without gas and oil. In fact, all the cell and organ functions made up in our entire anatomy and physiology depend on water for their functioning. ..ALL OF THEM. The human body consists of about 75% Water and every cell in the body depends upon Water in order to function. We need our daily supply of Water since we cannot maintain reserves of it in our body as we can with food. The bottom line is that staying hydrated is the single most important step in starting healthy nutrition habits… so what are you waiting for?! Bottoms up!