The majority of us are dehydrated.
excessive moderate coffee/tea/wine/beer/cocktail drinkers among us.
We are not drinking enough water and I can prove it. Read this short article and tell me it doesn’t make you think!
The author of that article (Aleta Burchyski of outsideonline.com) embarked on drinking a gallon of water per day for a month and documented what happened.
I read it and thought, I can do this too.
Best part? You don’t have to give up your poison. Keep your coffee and your tea and your booze.
Just add water to your daily drinking obsession.
LOTS of water.
I’m already sorta kinda doing this. I find that with my eczema thing I went through a couple of years back, an increase in water (to detoxify the liver which benefited the skin) was a great way to start treatment. Never mind ointments and lotions and prescriptions and all that…it starts and ends with proper hydration. Especially if you eat and drink things that aren’t part of a whole food.
It took about two weeks to get used to drinking water prior to coffee first thing in the morning. Before I started this, I craved coffee above all else as soon as I opened my eyes.
There is no excuse. Even if you have coffee ready in less than a minute, that’s all the time it takes to drink the water.
Your body will thank you.
Read the article! Especially if you have joint or muscle aches, or associated pain or inflammation.
The article is not long, took me less than 5 minutes to get through.
Here it is again if you didn’t click the article above.
And before you complain to me about not having access to bathrooms all hours of the day, trust me, I am right there with you. If you read my mishaps post from the weekend you know what I go through with this endless needing to empty the bladder situation.
But that’s still no excuse. We can drink when it suits us. Doesn’t have to be in the car or at the store or whatever…we can find a time of day when it suits us best.
For instance. I drink a large cup of water prior to one mug of coffee. After I finish my coffee I have another cup of water. (If I can’t do all that liquid right before gridlock traffic, I drink the water after I get to my destination.)
When I start fantasizing about more coffee, I drink a cup of water first. Then, I enjoy my coffee, followed by another cup of water.
I do this with wine. Especially red wine. It is crucial to drink water before and after red wine. Or any booze. Your lack of (or lesser) hangovered head will thank you (and me) the next day. 😛
Ok, who’s in? Who is going to increase their water intake along with me?