Slim down by drinking more H2O and add natural flavors to it


It’s not only fish that need water to survive – we also need it. In fact, 60% of our body mass is water (H2O). When your urine is a dark yellow, it is a sign that you are already dehydrated.  The Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests that women should drink 9 cups of water a day while for men it is 13 cups a day because of their higher (on average) muscular mass than women. Unfortunately, 43% of adults drink less than 4 cups a day!

The IOM guidelines on the amount of water we should drink everyday doesn’t include only water but also all other liquids like soup, fruits, coconut water, etc. but excludes all beverages containing sugar like pop which contains up to 240 calories per serving!  To add flavor to your water, cut berries or slice cucumbers and add them to your water and eat them afterwards; this flavored water is so yummy that you will be hooked instantly!  Here are more ideas to flavor your drinking water:

Researchers from Virginia found that people who drink two glasses of water 20-30 minutes before eating consumed 75 less calories than those who don’t and lose weight more quickly. More reasons to drink water are that it helps to reduce feeling bloated, reduces fatigue and constipation, and helps your body rid itself of many toxins.

  • Recipes

    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4


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