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SUBJECT: Healthy Habits Challenge Day 5 – Drink up!


Cool! We are at day 5 already! Are you hanging in there?

Be sure to join the fun over in the comment section below. I think the comments and support received from within this group is the best part of this challenge! You get to see what others are doing and get ideas and inspiration.

We need you, so be sure to check in with us today.

Okay, so let me ask you…

Does your morning typically start with a latte or cappuccino? Do you find yourself reaching for a Diet Coke to help you snap out of a mid-afternoon slump?

While sweet drinks may give you a temporary energy boost, they can also cause your energy levels to crash shortly after. The more sugar you consume, the more you crave it, leading to a never-ending roller coaster ride of sugar highs followed by crashes. The only way to break the cycle is to eliminate (or drastically reduce) your sugar consumption.

You don’t want to sabotage yourself and undermine all the hard work you have put into your diet and exercise routine. By changing what you drink, you can make sure you are staying on track with a healthy lifestyle.

Try trading out sugar laden or artificially sweetened drinks for water, or unsweetened iced tea. This will help you stay hydrated without adding unnecessary calories. If you are really craving some flavor, try infused water. You can infuse your water with fruits or vegetables to improve the taste without sacrificing your health, and it’s super refreshing!

Here is a great post about 14 different ways you can infuse water to make it deeelish - http://www.buzzfeed.com/melissaharrison/fr
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Meeting your body’s hydration needs doesn’t have to be difficult. By switching out your Diet Coke for a glass of fruit infused water, you can make sure you are properly hydrated without all the added sweeteners.

Everyone has different hydration needs, based on weight, activity level, and other factors. Make it a starting goal to drink three to four (8 oz.) glasses of water a day, and adjust according to your needs.


Take charge of your hydration starting today, and you will be one step closer to achieving your health goals.

Let us know about your favorite way to enjoy beverages that don’t include sugar or artificial sweeteners.

Be sure to check out the comments from the group to see what’s going on. I’ll see you there!

All the best, and don't forget to HYDRATE!!

Benita




Disclaimer: This program is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any illness or disease.

The information provided in this program is for general educational purposes, has not been reviewed nor approved by the FDA and is not intended to take the place of advice from your medical professional, licensed dietitian or nutritionist.

You are solely responsible for your health care and activity choices. Participation in this challenge does not constitute a client-coach relationship.
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