August 30, 2016

MY WATER DRINKING CHALLENGE



Let me start this off by saying ladies this also helps your hair grow! 

Now that I've got your attention, one of my challenges in getting back into clean eating and healthy lifestyle habits is increasing my water in take for several reasons. Staying hydrated is number one so before we go any further just how much water should I drink per day?

I checked my personal numbers out on "my hydration" calculator you enter in all your personal information like age, gender and more mine came out to .30 liters per hour which is 10 oz per hour. 

7 benefits of drinking water, the seven reasons 

1. Water Helps You Lose Weight.

Water helps flush out the byproducts of fat breakdown. Drinking it can reduce hunger, acting as an appetite suppressant so you’ll eat less. Did you know that water also has zero calories? As a result, no matter how much you drink, you won’t gain weight.

2. Healthier Skin

A hydrated epidermis is a healthy epidermis. Water makes your skin look plumper and more youthful. It also helps to replenish skin tissue, increase elasticity and moisturize.

3. Maintains Regularity

It’s important to have regular bowel movements. Water moves toxins and waste through your body, allowing you to maintain regularity and permits your digestive system to work properly.

4. Prevents Cramping, Spraining or Straining.

Water lubricates your muscles and joints keeping them supple and healthy. This way you won’t struggle with so many cramps, sprains or strains. It also makes exercise more productive, revving up your metabolism and keeping you energetic.

5. Alleviates Fatigue

Did you know that drinking water can prevent you from feeling sluggish? It’s true. Water flushes out toxins and waste products that clog up your body and make you feel run down. Without water, your heart has to work harder to pump out your blood to all your cells so you’ll be working harder with less. The same goes for the rest of your vital organs. Tired organs make a tired you.

6. Regulates Body Temperature.

Water helps your temperature stay regulated so you don’t have dips and spikes. This keeps you on an even keel, especially during exercise when your temperature becomes elevated and you sweat to cool down. If you lose too much water by sweating during an exercise session you run the risk of dehydration, which is not a pretty picture.

7. Improves Your Immune System

Water helps keep your lymphatic fluid and other body parts clean and clear which repels dirt and bacteria from naturally infecting your system. Lymph fluid is vital for carrying water and nutrients to the blood as well as ensuring that white blood cells move from the thymus and bone marrow throughout the body where they can ward off colds, flu and much more.(source)

Ok so here's the challenge!

At minimum 1 gallon of water per day I will be setting my alarm for 6 so that Im able to begin as early as possible. The only alternative drink allowed will be one cup of coffee per day and that is it. 


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