Are you drinking enough water?

Are you drinking enough water? I know haven’t been, but I am working hard to change that.

When I say I don’t drink enough I don’t mean reaching for the wine at the end of the day. I actually mean water or other fluids that are good for my body. I try every day to remind myself that my body needs water, and that water is good for me but I am not very good at following through on that.

Drinking water as part of trying to maintain or get into a healthy lifestyle and losing weight and feeling better about yourself and I am fairly sure most people don’t realise how much they need to drink on a daily basis.

I have shared about working with OptiBiotix using their products to try and help me lose some weight, and I shared recently what a day of eating looks like with their plan (link to my post here and link to the site too) but what I forgot to add in was drinking water and or other fluids during my day. OptiBiotix recommended drinking water when you are eating their products to help with feeling fuller and more satisfied and also help their products to work better.

 Water is fundamental in the way it plays a role with SlimBiome. This is because SlimBiome works in combination by absorbing water to increase in size and helps it form into a gel (this is due to the dietary fibre combo). This explains the greater feeling of fullness that gives our product an edge over other similar products, as they cut the calories, but not the hunger which is why so many find it difficult to sustain over any length of time. When in the stomach, SlimBiome helps slow down the process from the stomach to the intestines, this further enhances the feeling of fullness and also why cravings are curbed as the body isn’t saying it’s hungry again! This is physically demonstrated if you take our meal replacement shake or SlimBiome Medical and leave it in water for an extended period of time. It thickens greatly.

are you drinking enough water

But why do we need to drink water or other fluids and what are the benefits?

Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it’s important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether you’re experiencing an illness or have any other health problems.

 Water does a lot for your body:

Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and Joints

Water Helps Your Body Remove Waste

Water Aids in Digestion

Water Prevents You From Becoming Dehydrated

Basically, water is magic and we all need it and drinking water daily and making sure you are getting enough is important.

How much water you need depends on each person and their health, and activity levels, age and lifestyle.

For me, I have worked out I need about 2-3 litres of fluids a day. I count my coffee consumption as part of that, but I also need to make sure I am adding water.

You can add other liquids too, fruit juice, sparkling drinks, soft drinks count as your daily fluid intake but I am always leary of those, because sometimes they can contain a lot of sugar or chemicals you don’t need and extra calories.

Did you also know that sometimes when you think you are hungry, you are actually thirsty? Having a cold glass of water, when you are feeling peckish might actually stop you from reaching for the snack you don’t need. I know I find it helps me to snack less, if I am keeping up my water intake.

So, for me, I am upping my water intake. I have a sparkly new water bottle that I am carrying around with me, and I have set reminders on my phone and watch to ping me to remind me to drink.

And as for how the weight loss is going? I am 1.5lb down this week. Slow and steady is the best way to go. It’s going well.

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