Thursday, July 1, 2010

Water ~ A Step in the Right Direction

Never have there been more books or magazine articles about food.

We're obsessed by the topic, because it's so much a part of our daily lives. The foods we select, in large part, determine how healthy we are ~ and maybe how happy we are. We know what's good and what's bad, but our choices often override that information because our emotions are driving them.

If you're overweight and you feel bad, the easiest choice is to eat more of what makes you fat and sick. And so the spiral goes ~

So how do you define and then focus on a path that will make the difference you dream of?

My suggestion is to start with water ~ and then get moving.

Forget keeping a food log. Start with keeping a daily journal for three days of what you drink. Few people get through the day without some drink that contains sugar ~ the most popular choices being booze or soda pop.

Water is the elixir of life. After you get the habit going, I recommend investing in a water filter for your kitchen, or buy a filtered water bottle to carry when you're away from home. If you can't bear the thought of not having that sugary drink, reduce the daily number by one, then by two, and so on ~ and replace those drinks with water.

There are a whole list of health benefits to drinking at least 2 liters of water every day ~ not the least of which is it is a great appetite suppressant!

Do that, and add just five or ten minutes of walking, yoga stretches, or whatever gets your joints moving and your blood running.

Weight loss may not come right away, but you'll soon notice you have more energy.

So tip that glass of water!


1 comment:

Sheri said...

I'll drink (water) to that!

Very wise advice.