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Topic 6:

DRINK UP!!!!!

Drinking water is one of the simplest things you can do for weight loss and your overall health. However, most of us aren’t doing it! Do you know how much water you need each day? It’s more than the standard eight-8oz glasses; you actually need half of your body weight in ounces of water each day. For a 200lb person, that’s 100oz of water a day.

Check with your coach and review your body composition reading to see where you are with your hydration levels. If you struggle to get all of your daily H2O, follow these simple tips to increase your water consumption!

  1. Remember why you need your water. Water helps hydrate every cell in the body and gets things moving, including your metabolism! If your body is dehydrated, your metabolism is dehydrated.
  2. Set a timer, either on your computer if you are at your desk all day, on your smartphone, or with a simple egg timer! Every hour set it to alert you and go drink a quick 8oz glass. If you do this for 12 hours straight you will have consumed 96oz that day! Easy peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Speaking of lemon squeezy, add some lemon, cucumbers, or other items to infuse your water. This will change up the flavor and it’s a no sugar way to add some goodness to your gulp! As a natural detoxifier, this will help with weight loss.
  4. There is an app for that! Many apps are available on your smartphone with water reminders.

Did you know?

Water = Weight Loss, Drink Up!

Recipe of the Week!

Mocktail

Ingredients:
1 liter sparkling water (33oz)
Handful of ice
1 packet Ultima Replenisher
water enhancer, any flavor
1-2 limes, sliced

Directions:
Fill pitcher with sparkling water, add ice as desired. Add water enhancer, mix and stir. Top with a slice of lime and enjoy!