Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Twice a month I go to a weight loss support group. It's run my the hospital where I live. Last week, the topic was staying hydrated during summer months, and during the discussion, I had a bit of an "a-ha" moment.
Now, I've known forever that thirst can mimmick hunger. What I hadn't really noticed before this discussion though, was that on the days when I don't drink as much, I tend to graze all day. I think it really hit me because I've been tracking my water more closely lately. I'd been low on water for a few days before support group - around 32-48 oz. a day, and I'd had serious cases of the munchies.
It hadn't occurred to me that the munchies were a direct result of dehydration... That I might be snacking when what I really needed was a glass of water!
It's probably not coincidental that this happened during the few days last week when I hadn't been logging my water every day.
Now my sipping habit is back on track.