If I told you I had a super product that would help you lose weight and have great health, I bet you would be interested. What if I told you it was just plain, boring old…water?
Think of all the money we spend on products that make those claims. Yet, often the solution is so much easier. Real food, pure water, play outside – it’s all natural and it’s all good for us.
Water is a life-giving and life-sustaining source of energy.
It contains a healing energetic vibration that not only washes away toxins from our body, but water helps wash away sadness.
Our bodies are 60% water and the blood that flows through our hearts is 83% water.
Water is needed to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all our organs. Water also transports oxygen to our cells, removes waste, and protects our joints and organs.
Knowing this, isn’t it crazy that so many people drink anything but water. I was like that – always drinking coffee, diet cola, wine and martinis. Once I had a bladder infection and the doctor told me to drink water and I thought, “sure, if I could put scotch in it.” Crazy!
So why do experts suggest that we drink lots of water and why is it considered so essential to a healthy life? Well first off it helps to avoid dehydration and it keeps the kidneys functioning well by assisting in the elimination of waste products plus it helps to increase your metabolism, which in turn helps you to lose weight.
But aside from listening to what experts tell you, you should make it a priority to listen to your body first and foremost. When you are thirsty, then naturally you will drink water to replenish yourself. Interestingly in fact, you are already mildly dehydrated by the time you start to feel thirsty.
Now, I drink water, water, water, and more water.
By cutting out liquids that do not foster vibrant health, and by drinking water, I find that my body is more fluid. I know that water is washing way toxins and keeping me hydrated. Now I even crave water. I haven’t had a diet cola in years. Sure, I’ll have a cup of coffee, or an alcoholic drink on occasion – why not?
Remember my mantra – life is about celebration, not deprivation. But mostly its water, water, and more water.
Let’s look at the benefits of drinking water.
- It helps us with our metabolism which helps regulate our weight.
- It flushes toxins out of our body and protects our organs, keeping us healthy.
- It protects and moisturizes our joints, keeping us flexible and active.
- Water energizes our muscles so we can count on them for peak performance.
- It moisturizes our skin – when we are dehydrated our skin looks dry and pinched.
- Water helps transport waste products in and out of the cells and flushes them via our kidneys. Our urine should always be pale and odor free.
- It also helps move our bowels, again freeing our bodies from toxins that need to be released.
Right now, go get a drink of water.
Are you able to step outside and enjoy it? I start every morning with a tall glass of water, sitting on my back porch while my dogs sniff around doing their business. It has become a morning ritual. Can you find a morning ritual you will enjoy while you drink your first glass of water each day?
Carry water with you. Order it as your beverage at restaurants. By drinking a glass of water prior to your meal, you will feel fuller and eat less. Get a water filter so you don’t have to use plastic bottles. I have a glass bottle with a rubber cover and handle on the lid that I use to avoid using plastic.
As you begin to transition to being a water drinker, your body will help you by craving more water. How much water should you drink every day? Find out using our daily water requirement calculator.
You will soon become alert to your body’s signal letting you know it is thirsty — prior to drinking water, you may have misunderstood this signal as hunger and had something to eat when you really needed a drink of water. You will enjoy the taste of different waters. Sometimes for a treat, I will buy a sparkling water or a mineral water and savor the taste difference.
If you hate water – start small.
Put lemon or a slice of cucumber in your morning water. Wean yourself off diet colas which do nothing for your health and some studies show may even contribute to weight gain. There is a phone app to remind you to drink water – its kind of fun.
Add fruits instead of sugar for a natural sweetener for your water. Cut the fruit into paper-thin slices or small chunks. Combine ingredients with water. Refrigerate 4-6 hours and serve over ice. So delicious and very refreshing!