Most of us don't drink enough water. Water makes up more than half of our bodies, so we need to keep the supply coming. Each cell in your body needs water, which makes it critical to proper functioning. You know what its like to be dying of thirst, and then when you get that glass of water down, you feel so refreshed! Water can do wonders for your body! We want to keep that refreshed feeling going all the time. Not to mention, being dehydrated can make you look old or tired, and NO ONE wants that!
I can definitely tell you that once I upped my water intake, I started to see more results. Many times we reach for food, when in fact, we are just thirsty. It can also fill you up a bit before you eat a meal. And, if you exercise and/or live in a warm climate, you will need even more water. Most of us need, at a minimum, eight 8oz. glasses a day. I actually drink 12 or more 8oz. glasses a day depending on my activity level. So, next time you find yourself foraging for a snack, ask yourself, am I just thirsty? Then, try drinking a glass of water and see how you feel. What can it hurt? It's calorie free and your cells will thank you for it!
I usually drink just plain old filtered water. And I carry a water bottle with me at all times. So, if I'm stuck in traffic or out shopping with friends, I still have access to water and can stay adequately hydrated all day long. I also keep some type of water infusion in my refrigerator. Its so refreshing after a long run to come home and have a glass of chilled cucumber mint water! There are any number of combinations you can infuse, from berries, to citrus, to herbs. Here's a picture of my latest infusion: strawberry, orange and lime.