Hello everyone, Happy Monday! This week as Fall slowly creeps in, i'm looking forward to focusing on wellness and a good night's sleep. I've created a schedule for myself, and hope to just really focus on making the right choices. A friend and I were talking about how if you flip through all the fitness magazines or websites, information always varies from one day to the next. One day a single study can send people bolting for some superfood, and the next day, too much of that food can cause all kinds of problems. I think it's important to just get simple... to favour fruits, veggies and grains over sugar, meat, dairy, and processed foods. Easier said than done I know, but I think it's mostly the planning part. Eating healthy isn't rocket science, right? It's just planning to have those foods readily available once hunger strikes. That's what i'm trying out this week, starting with lots of warm water...
We all know the benefits of drinking water - flushing out toxins, restoring moisture, hydrating skin, etc., but it's best to drink it warm rather than cold. Cold water can actually over-stimulate the kidneys, and frankly I find it harder to drink (although we're all different - you may prefer cold). There's something about ice cold water crashing into my stomach that doesn't feel too great. Room temperature or hot water on the other hand - no problem. Drinking a glass first thing in the morning really helps, as it's good to replenish what you've lost overnight, and i've also been slowly trying out all different kinds of herbal tea to see what I like best. The simplest approach though? A glass with a slice of lemon in it. Super easy, and adds a bit of a flavour too.
I actually don't have any fruit juice or pop in the fridge unless I have guests over, because I find I just won't drink it and 3/4 of the jug goes to waste. I prefer water, but haven't been drinking nearly enough!
What about you? Do you prefer hot or cold water? Are you drinking enough?