Water is Truly Amazing
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Most people don't give water enough credit, I know I haven't for most of my life. Nutrition articles and websites, including SparkPeople, tell you that drinking 8 cups of water a day will aid in weight loss and overall health, but I never really took it that seriously until lately.
One a side note, did you know that you can clean almost anything in your home with just water and a microfiber cloth? I clean my entire house that way, its amazing! But I digress...
So with my New Years Resolution toward health in full swing, I've been trying to follow the guidelines and drink at least 8 cups of water every day. In fact, I've been pushing myself to drink 16 cups, or one gallon, of water every day. In the last few weeks I've been slacking a bit though and interestingly enough, my weight has also been stalling the last couple of weeks. So today I made it my goal to drink a full 16 cups of water and I have to say I'm a little astonished at how much more satisfied I've felt all day long. Normally I tend to get pretty snacky throughout the day, especially if work slows down, but today...no issues. A co-worker even brought in a package of Hershey's Almond Kisses (one of my favorites of course) for me to keep at my desk (don't these people listen when I say I'm trying to eat healthier?), and I can confidently report that I haven't been tempted to have any. Well...not seriously tempted anyway. Wasn't there a movie called "Like Water for Chocolate"?
Anyway, drink your water SparkFriends!