A healthy diet should begin with plenty of water. Even if you don’t drink a lot of water during the day, you are getting some water in any of the beverages you drink and some of the foods you eat.
But this article is about drinking more water and eating more foods that contain a lot of water. In other words, I want you to make a lifestyle change for healthy living.
The more water you drink, the better you are going to feel. It’s just that simple. If your weight is what it should be for a person of your age, then you should be drinking 8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day.
Now, you may be a lot like me and think that water from the faucet has no taste but there are wonderful tasting brands or types of water on the market. There are also flavored and unflavored, so read the labels if you need to watch your calories and just try some of the different bottles of drinking waters and you will find one that you truly love. Try some of the mineral waters, or seltzer waters if you like bubbles or that “fizzy” taste. Water from a spring source has a great taste and sparkling waters can be flavored for a change of pace. A large assortment of calorie free flavors to flavor sparkling water to great taste is sold at http://allfreightfree.com
There are also many fruit juices and vegetable juices that can be added to your diet which have plenty of vitamins and nutrients as well as water. Also add foods with water to your diet, such as soups and stews and more fruits and vegetables.
Drink some water before you eat as often hunger pains are really a sign that you are just thirsty. This can cut down on a lot of snacking when you really are not hungry but just getting dehydrated. Also try drinking water before you do eat a meal. You will feel fuller, so you probably won’t eat as much.
If you live in a hot climate with high humidity or if you are exercising a lot – then you need to increase your fluids so you don’t get dehydrated. This summer has been especially brutally hot in the US and many people are getting sick from dehydration.
If you are feeling tired during the day, have a glass of water. It will snap your brain right back to alertness and is a good tip to try before you go into a late afternoon meeting at the office.
If you live in a city you might not feel that your municipal water supply is really safe and you might not want to spend money on bottled waters. Try using one of the many types of water filters that are currently on the market. You will feel safer about your water and can add pieces of fruit for flavor. There are also reusable water bottles on the market; in every size that you might want. This is a cheaper way to have homemade flavored bottled water for less than buying individual bottles would be at the store.
These are just a few suggestions to have a healthy diet with plenty of water. This is a lifestyle change that will be very beneficial for you in so many ways and will help to keep your body healthy and fit.