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Benefits of Water

Sunday, December 05, 2010

As part of the 21 day healthy habit challenge w/the Christians w/ 100 lbs to lose team we were to choose a healthy habit to focus on and to read an article and share it w/others...

Since I'm restarting my weight loss journey after having a baby 5 months ago I decided to put my focus on water. It had been fairly easy for me to drink my 64+ oz of water daily prior to the pregnancy but I had lost the habit. I had read most all of the articles about drinking water here on SP but I did find an "Ask the Expert" concerning the benefits of water. I knew some of the benefits of being hydrated but some did surprise me.

Here are my faves:
emoticonI knew that water improves complexion...my dh always comments that he can tell by rubbing my upper arm if I've been drinking my water...w/o water I get dry skin bumps and w/water it's smoother. It's one of my faves b/c my dh always notices! =)
emoticonI also new that it prevents water retention...my legs have still been slightly swollen since the pregnancy and c-section but just from drinking my water this week they are smaller!!
emoticonIt also helps control my appetite (another reason it's my 1st healthy habit to work on!).
emoticonI didn't know that it metabolizes fat, (now if I could just direct it to the fat I want it to metabolize first!) carries more blood and oxygen to my face (wrinkle prevention? lol), helps me be less irritable, less stressed (me? irritable and stressed? emoticon) and regulates body temp.

There's a whole lot more b/c the effects of dehydration are a lot. So drink up!If you're curious here's the link:
www.sparkpeople.com/comm
unity/ask_the_experts.asp?
q=41
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REGSHAR 12/20/2010 10:20AM

    Hi, I am very slow at getting to all the lovely people on this wonderful site, so many good good people. Thank you for being so patient with me during these past weeks, sometimes it seems everything goes wrong at once, but actually it doesn't, only seems that way. I surely wish I had only a few pounds to lose but not possible now. Try to get rid of excess and keep it off, when you get older it is VERY much more harder to lose. Good Luck, emoticon emoticon

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QUIETUDESGOLDEN 12/8/2010 12:09AM

  The effect that I like the most is that it flushes out the excess fat. I need it to flush and flush and flush. Also I have learned that quite often I reached for food to eat when in actuality my body just needed water.

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DZINE4KING 12/7/2010 11:10AM

    Thanks for the insight! That is my healty habit I am working on too, so I appreaciate you letting me know the benefits of water! Ha!

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KATHYJO56 12/6/2010 10:01AM

    Since I joined Spark People, very seldom do I drink anything other than my 64oz. of water. If I do, I still get my water in. You are right on all accounts. I have been doing this for 15 month and I can't believe the differance it makes in my skin, appetite, weightloss, etc. You can also taste your food better. emoticon emoticon

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CMA444 12/6/2010 9:57AM

    That's good information! Thanks

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