Drink Water


Your BEAUTIFUL body is comprised of 60-70% water, which makes hydration an essential part of not only your weight loss but also your life. You need water to regulate body temperature and to provide the way for nutrients to travel to your organs and tissues. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs. So that makes this clear liquid pretty dang important!

Most experts agree you should be drinking about half your body weight in water ounces each day. Meaning if you weight 150 pounds, you should roughly be drinking 75 ounces of water each day. You also want to take into consideration your activity level and the climate into your estimate. If you know it's going to be a hot day, or you'll be at the beach you may need to up you intake. 

Only 20% of water comes from the food you eat, making what we drink the primary source of our intake with water being our best choice. It's cheap and has no calories or added ingredients. Sweetened soft drinks and sodas have added sugar that adds extra calories. *Sports drinks contain minerals that may help keep your electrolytes in balance, but look out for added sugar and calories that you may not want. *Fruit and vegetable juices are good because they have vitamins and minerals (read labels, however -- vegetable juices may be high in sodium and sugar). Caffeinated beverages like tea and coffee count too, but too much caffeine can make you feel jittery.

Drink up:

  • Water
  • Water infused with fruit
  • Organic Green or Black Tea
  • Coffee
Put Back:

  • Soda (Pop) BOTH diet and Regular
  • Energy Drinks
  • Sports Drinks*
  • Fruit/Vegtable Juice*
  • Alcohol 

10 Reasons to DRINK Water
  1. Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival. A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water. 
  2. Water helps to maintain healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite. 
  3. Water leads to increased energy levels. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration. 
  4. Drinking adequate amounts of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer, bladder cancer, and breast cancer. 
  5. For a majority of sufferers, drinking water can significantly reduce joint and/or back pain. 
  6. Water leads to overall greater health by flushing out wastes and bacteria that can cause disease. 
  7. Water can prevent and alleviate headaches. 
  8. Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance. 
  9. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation. 
  10. Water is the primary mode of transportation for all nutrients in the body and is essential for proper circulation. 
11 EASY Ways to Drink Water DAILY

1. Set a specific goal for the day.Maybe you already drink a decent amount of water every day — or maybe you hardly drink any. Start by figuring out how much you consume now, and how much you should consume. Then zero in on real numbers: like going from four to nine glasses per day.

2. Invest in a water bottle that you’ll actually use.


3. Or DIY a custom bottle — with deadlines.
An easy way to keep your goals (literally) in sight. 



4. Use an app to track your progress.
Free apps like Waterlogged and Daily Water help track, store, and analyze your water consumption.



5. Infuse your water with fruits, vegetables, or herbs.
Add a favorite flavor or two for variety — like berries, citrus, or lavender. You can find these and other ideas for infused water here.


6. Squeeze a drink into the daily routines you already have.
Guzzle a full glass during the parts of your day where you already have a routine — like after your brush your teeth in the morning, or right before you eat lunch. Adding a drink to existing regimens will make you more likely to a) remember it, and b) actually do it. Track it with a water chart! 

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7. Use a straw.
You’ll drink more, and you’ll drink faster. Win-win.


8. Hydrate with water-based foods.
Foods like cucumbers, salad greens, grapefruit, cantaloupe, homemade water-based ice pops, and (of course) watermelon all rank high in water content and can help keep you refreshed throughout the day.


9. Or order something spicy.
Garnish your meal with chili flakes or fresh peppers and you’ll be reaching for more water in no time. Another benefit of adding heat? Some studies show that spicy food may help boost your metabolism.



10. Cut juice with sparkling water.
For an easy way to lighten up sugary fruit juices, spike them with sparkling water. Think of it as a makeshift alternative to soda — and a quick way to hydrate and satisfy your sweet tooth.



11. Switch things up with other H20-based beverages.Like hot tea or unsweetened iced tea. (But keep an eye on caffeine: iced tea is often made from black tea, which has a decent amount of it.)




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