Water, water everywhere

Water is EVERYwhere….inside the body. Did you know your body is over 70% water? What a cool thought. This also means that cells NEED water, your organs NEED water, and that water is a major part of a healthy lifestyle.

Are YOU getting enough water?  I sure am….my poor husband has to sit in either the middle or window seat when we travel on planes because of my constant trips to the restroom on the plane! Seriously, he doesn’t always think this is funny-anyone else have a small bladder + drink tons of water?


I drink at least 2 full Nalgene bottles in the first half of the day (that’s 48 ounces). Plus I drink around 8 ounces at each meal, and around 4 ounces in between meals. I need to stop drinking water by about 8 p.m. if I don’t want to make 6 trips to the restroom during the night. (Once on our honeymoon we ate dinner so late that I had to use the restroom at least 6 times during the night. I have THE smallest bladder in the world!)

The reason I bring this up is that water is a great way to keep the headaches at bay, hunger in place, and to lose the attitude. Seriously, drink more water today (and tomorrow and every day) and you’ll be a bit happier, have less headaches, and be less prone to reach for some candy at 3 p.m.

Did you know that most people confuse thirst for hunger. Have you done that today? If so, try again next time. When you think you’re hungry, try drinking around 4 ounces of water and see if you’re still hungry…..Some foods boast a very high water content like fruits, vegetables, and some legumes.

To spice up your water, add lemon essential oil, lime essential oil, a small packet of crystal light, or ice cubes. These are all delicious ways if you don’t love the taste of water. I love my water slightly cold (not too cold, though), so I let some ice cubes sit in the Nalgene for a few minutes and then slurp it on up!

Enjoy the rest of your watery day–and don’t be surprised if you visit the restroom a few times between now and bed time….take it as a good sign when your urine is almost see through. Dark yellow is a bad sign (you’re dehydrated!) So drink on up to good health today! :)

What is YOUR favorite way to get enough water into your body?

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