This week my daughter told me that she had already lost over 24 pounds since giving birth to my grand-baby last week. She said she was drinking a ton of water and that was really helping her!
Something as simple as "drinking water" doesn't phase most of us. We are all fortunate enough to have plenty of drinking water and it is easy to take for granted. But, the gift of WATER benefits so much of our lives!
I was just recently watching a You-Tube video on skin care and the topic was Drinking Water. The model said that she attributes much of her flawless skin to drinking over a Liter of water right when she gets up in the morning! Then, she continues to drink lots throughout the day.
I always try to drink water throughout the day, but now I am really trying to monitor the amount, especially in the morning.
Approximately 2/3 of the human body is water and 90% of the brain is comprised of water. The skin is largely supported by water and this is why being dehydrated will age a person by creating dry, wrinkled skin. I have noticed increased moisture in my skin since increasing my water intake. This is especially important to me now during the winter when I tend to dry out more with the low humidity(water) in the air.
The success of weight loss or management also largely depends on water intake. Water helps a person feel full so that they don't eat as much. It also revs up the metabolism which is critical for weight management!
A tip for drinking more water is to set a timer for a glass every hour, or keep a glass near you to remind you to drink up!