Everyone is looking for the next big diet. Some magic food or foods that you can eat and all your troubles will go away. Let me tell you, there isn’t a magic diet. The best thing you can do to your body is to drink plenty of water. There I said it, the simplest thing you can do. Drink more water. Why you say? Because water not only keeps you full and takes away food cravings but it keeps you having nice skin and allows your body to function properly.
Another thing you hear a lot is people saying you need to drink eight glasses of water per day. There’s nothing magical about the number eight, it’s different for every person. The main thing is that you drink before meals and drink when you’re thirsty. If you’re looking for a magic diet try this. Before each meal drink two glasses of water. When you eat your meal you’ll naturally not be able to eat as much as you would and you’ll still feel satisfied.
Drinking more water has other benefits as well. It allows your cells to function better, gives you supple skin, reduces blemishes and acne, keep you looking young, keeps you regular, and makes you have more energy. It also cleanses bad toxins from your body.
The other thing about diets is it’s not necessarily what you eat, but how much you eat. Portion control is key. Everything in moderation. Don’t pig out on a large pizza. It’s ok to have a couple pieces and then stop. That’s why it’s important to drink water before your meals because that will help with your portion control.
Flavored waters are good for you too. If you’re like me and don’t want to drink just plain water try flavoring it with citrus like lemon, lime or orange or make some unsweet tea. My favorite is a green tea. It tastes really herbal and is refreshing. I like to schedule out different flavors throughout the week and make them in batches and put them into water bottles. That way I can grab them as I rush out the door and I get my water for the day. They’re also good to take on jogs and long walks.
Some people use those charcoal filters or water purification systems to connect to their faucet. I’ve always had good luck with just buying water bottles, throwing them in the fridge, and grabbing them on the go. That seems to work best for your schedule. With those other filters you have to remember when to change the filters or risk getting contaminants getting in your water.
So for all those people that are looking for the next big diet. Go no further than your faucet, water filter, or water bottle. After you drink more water you’ll feel rejuvenated, will have more energy, will look great, and will be healthier. It’s a simple task that can really have a big impact on your life. Forget the soda and grab a water!