Tips to ensure you get your 2 litres of water each day

WATER IS NATURE’S APPETITE SUPPRESSANT

When the stomach senses that it is full, it sends signals to the brain to stop eating. Water can help to take up space in the stomach, leading to a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger

When your body is not getting enough water it holds on to what it has, resulting in water retention. As a simple survival mechanism your body has a tendency to hold onto and store what it doesn’t think it will get in the future. Once your body recognises that it is getting a steady supply of water it will release the water weight it has been holding. Water weight is stored in your waist, face, and ankles and is released when there is no longer a reason for your body to store it.  

The average person needs 2 litres a day, we discussed the importance of drinking more water and the benefits it has.

  • BOOSTED ENERGY/BOOSTS METABOLISM
  • HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
  • CAN RELIEVE STRESS
  • IMPROVED FITNESS
  • BETTER SKIN
  • REGULAR DIGESTION
  • FLUSHES TOXINS OUT OF YOUR BODY

If you don’t like the taste – add fruit, cucumber, lemon etc.  Get yourself a fruit fusion bottle, it really does help and takes the plain taste away, add low sugar cordials or try sparkling water instead.  Remember what I said that week I had cucumber water – I lost 3lb and that wasn’t doing anything different with my diet.

  • If you’re one of the members who ‘just forget’ a few tips to help you get into the habit of drinking more:-
  • Drink a glass every bathroom break 
  • Drink a glass before every meal, this can also help you to not overeat as your tummy will be fuller
  • Invest in a water bottle or two – the ones with the time tracker lines are really useful and literally 3 sucks every hour!  Have one on the go and one in the fridge so you always have cold water ready.
  • Use larger glasses!

The biggest thing to remember is WATER IS GOOD FOR YOU and can help with your weight loss.

Who’s ready to make a conscious effort to drink more this week and see what difference it makes at the scales?

IDEAS TO SPRUCE UP YOUR WATER!

For All Options:

  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup ice cubes optional

For Strawberry, Basil and Lemon:

  • 1/2 cup strawberries stemmed and sliced, fresh or frozen
  • 5 large fresh basil leaves torn
  • 1 lemonthinly sliced

For Honeydew, Cucumber, and Mint:

  • 1/2 cup honeydew cubes
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves torn

Blackberries, Orange, and Ginger:

  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1 orange thinly sliced
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

Blueberry, Lemon, and Rosemary:

  • 1/2 pint blueberries
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Pineapple, Coconut, and Lime:

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup coconut chunks, fresh or frozen
  • 1 lime thinly sliced

Watermelon, Kiwi, and Lime:

  • 1 cup watermelon cubes
  • 1 kiwi diced or cut into circles
  • 1 lime sliced into circles

Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and Mint:

  • 1 grapefruit thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 10 mint leaves torn

Mango, Raspberry, and Ginger:

  • 1 mango peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced

In a large jug, place the desired combination of fruit or herbs. Add ice and fill container with water. Add additional fruit or herbs to garnish, if desired.

How long can you keep fruit infused water in the fridge?

Infused water is best 2 to 4 hours after you’ve made it. Or, you can let it infuse overnight in the refrigerator.

Some ingredients last better than others. With herbs, for example, fresh basil lasts 2 to 3 days but rosemary can last up to a week.

Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?

Yes! You might be disappointed, though. As the fruit infuses the water with flavour, the fruit itself has less flavour and more water. So it might taste watery and less flavourful than what you’d expect

THIS WEEK AT BEEWEIGHED MEETINGS…..

AMAZING WEIGHT LOSSES THIS WEEK AT BEEWEIGHED – a total of 141lbs gone forever!! Well done every single one of you.

We welcomed lovely new members, Kirsty, Rachel, Monika, Gav, Jackie and Jayne have a great first week everyone. 

Special mentions…….

Julie Ralphs at Denton got her fourth stone award.

Kath and Tania received their Fab Five% awards.

Stone awards went to Lynda and Jane

Super sevens went to Chantelle, Matt, Babs and Jenette.

Slimmers of the week went to Lorraine, Chantelle, Mike, Mark, Joanna, Kath, Jenette and Jo.

 

HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK EVERYONE – MAKE THIS WEEK COUNT!!!