Did you set your goals? Are you ready? This is the first active step you will take towards a healthier you and it’s so easy. How much water do you drink everyday? Probably not enough. Honestly, some days I don’t even drink enough. Life gets hectic, I lose track of time and next thing I know it’s noon and I haven’t had anything to drink yet. Bad, bad, bad. I have no excuses.
Before I put any food into my body, each morning I try to drink about 16 oz of water with 1/2 lemon or lime squeezed into it. I actually cannot stand the taste of plain water. I need something in it for flavor. I then immediately re-fill so I can always see the water staring at me as I go about my day and I’m forced to drink it. I buy lemons and limes by the bagful at least every other week.
I gave up the bottled water habit last year (it’s expensive and plastic is one of my least favorite options). I made an investment in a Berkey water filter for my home. It’s portable. It’s not a whole house system. It filters about 2 gallons of water and the filters last for a few years (depending on the amount of water you filter through them, but I’ve calculated 4 years for my family). You can research more about it on their site (http://www.berkeyfilters.com/). When I’m on the go I have a glass water bottle made by Life Factory. I have one, my husband has one and my children have one.
If you drink sugary drinks (a completely separate topic), try swapping out 1 of those drinks for a glass of lemon/lime water. Not easy, I know, but you can do it!!
So that’s it! Drinking more water is the next step. Whatever amount you’re drinking now, try to up it by 8 ounces per day. Then maybe in a few days, up it a little more.
See you on the next step!