I don’t think that water is given enough credit as a beverage, and is often times overlooked. This week, try to focus on your water intake. I guarantee that if you change nothing in your diet except for increasing the amount of water you drink, at a minimum you’ll notice an increase in your energy levels.
At the first Project Lunchbox: Let’s Eat nutrition/cooking education class this past Monday night, one of the activities we did was try to put a variety of beverages in order from most to least sugar. As you can probably guess, the bottle of water sitting on the table had the least amount of sugar, no calories, no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no chemicals…you get the idea! Water is a wonderful all natural route for hydration. This number increases/decreases depending on your height and weight, but generally, eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day is necessary and beneficial.
If you don’t love the taste of water by itself, spruce it up with some fresh lemon or lime juice…a little goes a long way in terms of flavor! And remember, you can’t go wrong with water at lunchtime!
Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,