The Memory of Water
Who doesn't appreciate a nice cold glass of water?
I know I do, so far on this journey my daily goal is to drink at least eight glasses a day. This amount is supposed to keep an average person hydrated for the day.
Coffee and tea are amazing too because they have detoxifying effects. Coffee for example keeps everything moving in the body (I'm sure you know which parts.)
What I have noticed with being aware of how much water I drink is that my skin seems a lot clearer, however when I first started drinking more water my skin became worse, I think this is because the stagnant toxins in my body were being cycled through.
And now my skin looks very good.
I have heard the way of which you tell is to look at your fingertips and if they look wrinkled then that means that you are in need of more fluids.
If you are an extreme exerciser then that is where sport drinks come in to play, or if you sweat a lot.
However if you are like me, a relatively non exerciser, and are just concentrating on your NEAT movements then energy drinks are just not necessary and an increase in carbohydrates that you don't need.
Another way to tell if you are drinking enough water is looking at your urine in the morning. If your urine looks like watered down lemonade then you are drinking enough water. If your urine looks like apple juice then you are dehydrated.
Good to keep your fluids up because it is helpful to feel like your stomach is full, drinking water throughout the day fills your tummy and helps to remove toxins from your body through both sweating and your urine.
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