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DRINK MORE WATER.
tea, Cheerwine (if you aren’t familiar it’s the most delicious soft drink ever invented- a Southern delicacy!), and other sugar sweetened beverages that I had a difficult time getting down
any water at all.
mattered to my health so I did a bit of research. I found:
-Water is KEY for fat loss
-Our brains are 90% water and our bodies are 70% water.
-Water is proven to increase energy and relieve fatigue (who doesn’t want
-Water helps with concentration and focus
-Water removes the by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by taking up
space in your stomach if consumed before your meal), and reduces hunger.
-Water has been proven to increase metabolism and has ZERO calories!
-Water flushes out the toxins and other stuff that you don’t want to keep in
-Water improves skin complexion
-Water maintains regularity
-Water benefits kidney function- each day our kidneys process 200 quarts of
blood by sifting out waste and transporting urine to our bladder. By giving
your body plenty of water, you make their job easier!
-Water has been proven to boost immunity!
-Water is a Natural Headache remedy
-Water can prevent cramps and sprains by keeping joints well lubricated and
muscles more pliable.
drank at least five 8 oz glasses of water a day DECREASE their risk of heart
disease by up to 60%. This is the same benefit that someone would receive if
they were to quit smoking.
For the first week, let’s break it into smaller, more doable steps.
each day’s assigned task. Remember, we are seeking LIFE LONG, SUSTAINABLE
change, so this isn’t a sprint, but a marathon.
Day 1– Gather together a container, jug, pitcher, or several bottles to use for
your water habit. Do NOT go overboard and spend a large amount of money on a
perfect water bottle, UNLESS that water bottle will encourage you to drink more
water due to it’s cuteness.
Some people like to use a large bottle like this:
washed and clean.
Homework Task for today: Post a picture of your bottle/jar/jug/container of choice to the Facebook page or Instagram account with the tag #backtobasics2015
your evening meal.
your bottle/jug/container and make sure it’s ready for Day 3.
a glass of water. Also have one glass of water before your evening meal.
Extra Credit: Go find a photo that someone posted of their bottle/jar/jug/container and comment on it. Cheer one another on!!
Day 5– Attempt to replace TWO Of your daily beverages with a glass of water.
Continue having one glass of water before your evening meal.
Day 6– Do exactly as you did on Day 5.
bottle/jug/container with water to equal at least 32 ounces. Beginning on Day 8- 32 ounces will be your
Homework Assignment: Comment on the Facebook page with your Week1 Check-in and how things went for you the past 7 days.
change. One thing that I’ve learned is that your body will begin to crave what
it’s used to. Water drinking WILL get easier. Continue taking it in small
water drinker, this week will be easy for you. Do us a favor and offer some
support to those that may be struggling to get this habit started.
WellnessWitness Facebook page or Instagram account and use the tag :
Remember, we will focus on ONE healthy habit for 21 days before we move on to the next one. Research shows that it takes 21 days to form a habit so we are taking this slow and steady.