On one of my recent internet research extravaganzas searching for health and well being articles, I came across this great piece in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, written by a female journalist who committed to drinking three litres of water a day for four weeks.
Apparently one in five women drinks less than the recommended daily intake of water, then it hit me, despite my best intentions, and even though I know the importance of drinking water, I wasn’t practicing what I preached, so over the last six days I’ve given myself a goal, three litres of water a day!
The results so far…
- I’ve been peeing….. a lot!
- My skin on face is clearer, in fact I’d go so far as to say I’m glowing!
- My cellulitis on my thighs has improved, (although I have combined my water challenge with some extra body brushing).
- I have been sleeping better.
- I have a clearer head and am able to concentrate for longer.
A few Tracy P tips…
- Measure your water into a sipper bottle, and keep track of how many you’ve had. My sipper bottle takes 600 ml, so I know I need to get through five of those babies!
- Try to spread your water evenly throughout the day, don’t drink too much in the evening, unless you want to be in and out of bed all night!
- I filter my water.
- Add a slice of lemon, this will make the water more alkaline, (that’s good because cancer cells hate alkaline environments, but thrive in acidic environments…. that’s a whole new blog post… stay tuned!)
It’s important to remember it takes a while for our bodies to come out of a dehydrated state, so you’ll find that eventually the running to the loo becomes less frequent. Think of a dried up plant in a soil filled pot. When you first water it much of the water goes straight through into the planter tray, it’s only as you continue to water it, that the plant begins to absorb the moisture from the damp soil.
I challenge you to try the challenge, if you do please let me know how you’re doing via my Facebook page.
Tracy P x