The Power of Water

We’ve all experienced those afternoon blahs…the headaches and mood swings and cravings. Most of us assume that we are hungry.  We automatically reach for a snack. But did you know that you are most likely dehydrated? Your body is actually trying to tell you that it is thirsty!

One of the simplest ways to make a dramatic difference in your health is through water! On average, Americans consume 235 empty calories a day through beverages. Simply replacing soda with water, without changing anything else about one’s eating and exercise habits, can translate into a significant – and healthy – weight loss.

Challenge yourself this week to drink more water. Instead of picking up that candy bar this afternoon, drink 8 ounces of water first and see if you are still “hungry”. Replace at least one soda a day with water, and increase that daily until you have totally cut soda out of your diet. You will like the changes you see!

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3 thoughts on “The Power of Water

  1. Jen X says:

    Soda acts as diuretic which causes the kidneys to excrete more water and makes the body dehydrated! In addition, the kidneys are less able to excrete excess phosphorus, causing depletion of vital calcium.

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