What if you don’t like water?
You already know that hydration is very important for your well-being. You probably heard about the recommended 8 glasses of water or half your body weight converted in ounces as a daily goal. But what if you don’t like water? Some of my clients tell me that they do not like the taste of plain water and that’s OK. Although water is the best way to keep hydrated, there are some other options like unsweetened tea or mineral water. You can make water more flavorful by adding fruit, such as berries or slices of orange, lemon or lime. Or you could infuse your water with slices of cucumber or mint leaves.
If you have a strong addiction to pop here’s a small tip to switch to something healthier: try kombucha, a fermented tea beverage that is naturally fizzy. Another option is mineral water which you can again flavor, but remember to stay away from artificial flavors (those little packets that make your water colorful and sweet) . Even a homemade lemonade where you use honey and lemon together with some sparkling water is much better choice than soda, because you can control the ingredients you put in it. You get the refreshment and the carbonation without all the other junk, sugar or corn syrup that is in the soda.
This spring, make a small commitment to increase your hydration so your body, including your joints, skin and brain can thank you. Start your morning with two glasses of water. Carry a bottle with you in the car and one in your gym bag. With proper hydration you may even notice a decrease in cravings and better weight management. Remember, if you feel stuck with your cravings or weight, book a free consultation so together we can figure out a plan to get unstuck.