As the weather gets hotter, one thing every person needs to keep in mind is staying hydrated. For Clean Eaters...this is usually not a problem. A core "tenet" of Clean Eating is water consumption. We drink a LOT of water. It is the "oil" your body's machinery needs. It is essential for the very fiber of your body's machine to function - on a cellular level. If you are new to Clean Eating, get yourself a water bottle. Now. If you aren't new to Clean Eating...it is always good for a reminder. Lately, I've found my daily consumption to be lower than I intend. I need to be more mindful of water!
This post first appeared on my blog just before Christmas last year - but not only does it bear repeating for my new readers...it is one of the biggest stumbling blocks new Clean Eaters face : consuming enough water. It is very, very important!
I was reading a small article in the December 2010 issue of Women's Journal of MD ( one of those freebie newspapers ) and spotted an interesting article on water consumption by Courtney Carpenter, who is a professional nutritionist.
Another tip:: Drink water before drinking any other beverage or before snacking. This way you know you are quenching you thirst and not creating it.