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Day 3: The Water Dilemma

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

I like water. I really do. But sometimes it's just not enough.

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These past two days, I have really wanted some soda. It's primarily the carbonation, not really the beverage itself, so I'm going to have to look into some sparkling water. But drinking soda inhibits my ability to meet my 8 cups a day. Now I know that I'm getting fluid by drinking soda, but it's not the same. It's not as nourishing for my body.

That's one benefit I really enjoyed the first time around. My skin looked amazing with all the water I was drinking. I felt better overall. I'd like to get back to that, but I know it's going to take more than what I'm doing now.

I pinned a website a while ago that gave some recipes for making flavored water via fruit and/or herb infusion. I tried the citrus one. It was good at first, but it got pretty potent, so I didn't drink it as much. I'm going to make my own concoction with some fruit we have in our fridge: strawberry watermelon. I hope it's amazing because it sounds good, haha.

Here's the link to the blog I had pinned, in case anyone else needs a deviation from plain old boring water:
www.theyummylife.com/Fla
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MYSTRIUS 5/24/2013 8:33AM

  My husband used to drink soda and energy drinks ALL THE TIME. He just couldn't bring himself to drink water instead, even though he knew it would be so much better for him. So we tried a LOT of different types of sparkling water, and ultimately found that Kroger's black cherry sparkling water tastes and feels a lot like a cherry coke (his soda of choice) and he has gradually started replacing the soda with it. It comes in a liter bottle and costs less too! There are several other flavors if cherry isn't your thing (my personal favorite is peach).

Good luck!

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FITNESSARTIST 5/22/2013 10:35PM

    If you drink fruit or veggie juice on your plan, one thing that's good is a little club soda or plain sparkling water in juice. I think there's sodium in club soda, though. Could do the same with herbal tea, just make the tea a bit stronger than normal, then add a little bubbly.

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