Slim n’ Sexy Nutrition Tip #1

I’ll be doing a short series of nutrition tips in the next few blog posts, to help give you some reminders about how natural and tasty it can be to eat healthy for a slim figure.

Nutrition Tip #1 is very simple:

Drink more water!

You hear it SO often, “Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.” But this is because it is the most important thing you can do for your health other than breathing.

Your body can not function well without being properly, liberally hydrated. Your metabolism depends on it too!

Drink pure water and lots of it. 8 glasses a day is the MINIMUM. Try filling up your litre water bottle and drinking 3 to 4 of those a day.

Of course, it’s hard to drink that much water if you’re having other beverages instead. Soda is obviously not helpful (it’s loaded with sugar, and the diet stuff is just as bad because the chemical sweeteners they use are really bad for you.)

I’m not going to tell you to stop drinking coffee, but remember when you do that it actually DEhydrates you, so you have to consume MORE water when you drink coffee or black tea.

Fruit juices are very concentrated in sugar, and are not so helpful in helping your body be hydrated or shedding extra pounds. That sugar actually makes your body gain weight!

And milk is one of the best ways to put on pounds there is. Ask body builders what they do to gain weight: drink milk! Dairy is actually a poor source of calcium as well (according to some natural research), because it uses calcium in the body to process the dairy. Better to stick to calcium rich foods like dark greens, plus nuts and seeds such as almonds, sesame and flax seeds.

Green tea and herbal teas are wonderful, but you still need to have plenty of pure, clear, water. If you want to put anything in your water, try squeezing fresh lemon into it, or add some chlorophyll.

If you think you’re hungry, ask yourself when the last time was that you had a big glass of water. If it’s been more than an hour, get yourself some water rather than going for food. You’ll consume less calories and help your body stay clear and healthy!

How much water have you had today so far?

Maybe it’s time for more . . .

It’s not just your weight that depends on you to hydrate properly, but every other system in your body. Your brain has a higher % of water than the rest of your body, so you’ll actually help your brain and nervous system by drinking water. Your muscles will recover more quickly, your joints will have better lubrication and support, your blood will be able to cleanse more efficiently, your immune system will be stronger, and your skin will look more beautiful!

Yep, water is that good for you. 🙂

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