If you currently only drink a glass or two of water a day, a more realistic goal this week would be to try to get in an additional glass or two into your day and build up from there. Especially if sweetened beverages are limiting your daily water intake, consider slowly replacing them with water. Your body and pocketbook will thank you!
It may not seem intuitive but we actually retain water when we're not drinking enough. So what you will often see is a few pounds of water weight lost when a person increases their water intake to an adequate amount. Water can also suppress the appetite a bit, which will contribute to weight loss.
Ok Bethany, but what are the other benefits? Oh water... Where do we start for all the benefits it offers? Here's just a few:
- Improved Immune System
- Flushes toxins out of vital organs
- Helps organs absorb more nutrients
- Lubricates joints
- Clearer & less dry skin
- Reduces muscle cramps, migraines, constipation, & tiredness
What tricks do you have to increase your daily water intake?