Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Weight Loss Tip: Flush those Pipes

Start every day with a bit of flushing...

No, I don't mean THAT kind of flushing...I shouldn't have to tell you to do that!

I mean flush your personal pipes...

How? By drinking a large (at least 8 oz) glass of water first thing.

I keep mine by my bed at night so I can drink it before I even leave the sheets.

If you cannot take the water plain add a little lemon juice. That is one of my favorites.

Tastes much better than the apple cider vinegar that was touted in the 70s!!!

Keep your body flushed all day by drinking water on a regular basis. Drink before you feel thirsty. A lot of times we think we are hungry and therefore eat, when we are really thirsty--food does contain a lot of water--so drink water first and see if that helps!

If you don't have a good, refillable water bottle--get one! They don't cost a lot and are much better for the environment than those throw aways.

Get a filtration system of some kind (I use a Brita...it is pretty inexpensive and does a good job) and drink, drink, drink!


christie said...

I am finding with the warmer weather that I crave water more, so this part will be easier, at least til next winter. Christie

Laurie Tossy said...

It is very common that warm weather makes drinking water easier for most people.

To make it easier in the cooler weather I suggest drinking room temperature water...or warm it up slightly and add a splash of lemon.

Also try decaffeinated green tea or herbal teas (no sugar)...many have great antioxidants!