Canadian Motivational Speaker: How much water do you REALLY need?
As a Weight Loss Coach, one of the most common issues I hear from clients is the challenge of drinking enough water. They may have heard that for health and weight maintenance, it’s important to drink plenty of water, but what does ‘plenty‘ really mean? Although there is such a thing as drinking too much water, for most of us, we’re simply not drinking enough of it.
How much water you really need each day really depends on a number of variables such as the weather, your activity level, your health condition, your weight, your alcohol consumption and how much hydration you’re getting from the foods you eat.
If you eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, for example, you’re getting more water intake from your diet than someone who eats mostly hamburgers, pizza, bread, chips and other foods with little water content. So the question then is how much water do you really need?
Here’s a really handy hydration calculator with some extra tips too for when drinking too much water can be a problem. Check it out at http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm
Roslyn’s Fast & Easy Healthy Recipe
Have you ever thought of putting cottage cheese in your smoothie? It’s a great way to add some extra protein and makes for a really light and smooth texture. This recipe is great for breakfast or even as an afternoon snack. It’s a great way to boost your hydration while you’re at it and best of all, it’s pretty yummy. You can even sip on it while on the way to work if you don’t have time for breakfast.
Breakfast Grape Banana Smoothie
- 1 cup purple seedless grapes
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup all natural plain yogurt
- 1/8 tsp cinammon
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 cup ice
Put all ingredients into blender and blend on highest setting till smooth. Pour into your favourite tall glass or mug, get out your straw and you’re ready to go.