Drinking water

Empower Yourself!

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Habit for living above the line.

Empower yourself by living above the line and making decisions that reflect you! Take responsibility and take steps to becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.

Here are some habits to help you live above the line:

  • Journal more. Take ownership for your actions and write them down. Take a few minutes each day to write a sentence or two reflecting on your day.
  • Sleep more. Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. By getting restful sleep, you can become more aware throughout the day and be more accountable.
  • Drink more water. Try to drink about 64 ounces of water a day to stay healthy and help fight potential food cravings. Hydration is essential for your Optimal Wellbeing, can help you remain responsible, and assist you in making better decisions.
  • Reach out to your supportive Community. Connect with those who have likely been in a similar situation as your own. They can help guide you with making above the line decisions and keep you on track to your goals.
  • Get moving. Participate in healthy motion to help guide you along your journey. Not only is healthy motion good for getting your blood flowing and heart pumping, it is also a great tool for clearing your mind. Help focus your mind on what is most important to you.

Take ownership and be responsible and accountable on your journey to lifelong transformation. Sometimes just changes in thinking can make all the difference in the world. Check out some of these positive alternatives. 

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Drink Up! The Wonders of Water

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So, really, what’s the big deal about drinking water? If you don’t drink water, you will die! It’s that important. We can live much longer without food. For most of us, we could increase the consumption of water and make it a higher priority. Did you know that it prevents cancer? Yup, that’s right. Various research shows that staying hydrated can reduce the risk of colon cancer, bladder cancer, and possibly, breast cancer, as well. Need an attitude adjustment? Drink more water! Research, also shows that dehydration can affect your mood and make you grumpy and confused. Be happy and drink your water!

Also, you should be drinking around 64 oz. of water, and if you are unsure of how much water is okay to drink while on certain medications, please check with your doctor.

Water plays a key role in supporting health during weight loss and on into maintenance! This is a habit we want to keep FOREVER! It helps remove toxins and other unhealthy substances stored in your fat cells. Being well-hydrated helps all your organs and systems function properly. In fact, every function in your body takes place in water!!

DID YOU KNOW? That 60% of the hunger most people feel is really dehydration? Wow, that fact blew me away! So by drinking enough water, you will dramatically reduce those hunger pains that have been tricking you to eat more.

Benefits of water:

  • Maintain proper muscle tone
  • Prevent sagging skin
  • Relieve constipation
  • Improves endocrine (hormone) function
  • Increases metabolic function
  • Decreases appetite
  • Increases fat used for energy
  • Liver function improves
  • Decreases fluid retention
  • Increases natural thirst

Signs of dehydration:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Little or no urination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness

Have you ever experienced some of the above symptoms and thought that you needed to eat? I have!

Here are some tips I share with my clients about consuming enough water each day:

Guzzling 30 ounces right when you wake up. At first it might be hard, but your body will get used to it.

Then throughout the day spread out your consumption. Try to pick three or four times a day when you can have a big glass of water, and then sip in between.

Don't let yourself get thirsty. If you feel thirsty, you are already becoming dehydrated. Drink when you're not thirsty yet.

Do you struggle with water consumption?