1. Drink a full glass of water as soon as you get up.
That's right, before you take a single sip of that aromatic coffee brewing in the kitchen, refresh your body with a glass of water. Go ahead and gulp it down. Your body has been without fluid all night and is at its most dehydrated state upon waking. I keep a full glass of water beside my bed and when my feet hit the floor in the morning, I drink it down.
Water is a natural diuretic and essential element to aide in digestion. Your body will tell you when you have not consumed enough water. Simply put, urine is darker and solid waste is harder when the body is not hydrated. An added bonus of drinking a glass of water before a meal is that it helps fill you up!
3. Drink a cup of water after each trip to the potty.
You just removed fluid from your body, so replace it with a cup or more of water. I have found this to be an extremely easy way to add water to my diet.
4. Drink from a pretty glass.
Water always tastes better in a pretty glass and with a cute straw. Visual appeal has long played an important role in food consumption. Why not the same with a beverage? I love getting out a favorite beverage container, filling it with water, and heading outside to read. Before you know it, I have enjoyed a chapter or two and my glass is empty. By the way, I highly recommend the book pictured above. Twelve Extraordinary Women (How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You) by John MacArthur. He leads you through a wonderful journey into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. It has been a fascinating and inspirational journey!
5. Add sliced fruit to your water.
Sliced fruit adds a delicious, natural flavor to water. It is also visually appealing and good for your body. Skip the water flavoring packets sold at the grocery store. They are packed with artificial flavors and chemicals. Who needs more artificial ingredients and chemicals in their body?
As with any health issues, always consult your physician before altering your daily diet. If you are healthy, go ahead and drink up! It's good for you! See you at the water fountain!
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse
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