One reason many people feel tired is that they’re actually dehydrated.
Studies show that most people don’t drink enough water throughout the day.
If you ask me, that could account for a lot of the exhaustion that leads to lack of activity and overeating.
(Plus, its a proven fact that when you don’t drink enough water, your body actually retains water–it’s sort of “afraid” to let go of what it’s got for fear you won’t replenish it. So, you appear more bloated.)
Next time you’re tired, try drinking a glass of water, and try to stay hydrated throughout the day to maintain your energy levels.
“It’s generally not a good idea to use thirst alone as a guide for when to drink,” says a Mayo clinic expert. “By the time you become thirsty, you may already be slightly dehydrated.”
Besides just being a healthier way to go, staying hydrated can actually aid in your weight loss efforts.
A 2010 study found that “obese dieters who drank two cups of water before each meal lost 5 pounds more than a group of dieters who didn’t increase their water intake,” according to Discovery News. “A year later, the water-drinkers had also kept more of the weight off.”
So here’s your mission:
Get your eight glasses in today!
Tips to Get It Done
1. Drink a glass of water before every cup of coffee or other beverage you drink.
2. Have one when you wake up in the morning, before anything else.
3. Have one before each meal (it’ll help you feel full faster, too!).
4. Carry a water bottle with you and sip all day long.
5. Add lemon or decaf tea to your water if you can’t drink it plain.
Do you drink eight glasses of water each day? If so, share your tips on how you get it done. If not, will you start today? Tell me in the comments section, below!