Have you been paying attention to how much water you are drinking or not drinking? Are you feeling more energetic? Noticing a clearing in your skin (or perhaps some extra pimples as your skin clears out)? Beginning to see any other changes or improvements that you want to let us all know about?
Again, studies have shown that a person's minimal water requirement is half their body weight in ounces. So, for example, if you weigh 150 pounds, then you need about 75 ounces of water a day to avoid any level of dehydration. That’s a bit over 2 liters of water per day.
Give it a try. Go for that perfect amount of hydration every day and see what kind of positive effects it has on you!
While plain, fresh water is the best to hydrate your body with, many people just don't "take" to the taste easily. Try squeezing fresh lemon, lime, or orange into water for a fabulous flavor. Better yet, put aside a pitcher of water and slice fruits and/or some cucumber into the pitcher and drink from it throughout the day.
If you are out and about all day long and just don't have the time for slicing up fresh fruits to add to your water throughout the day, try carrying True Lemon Naturally Sweet with you. Lightly sweetened with Truvia™, an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener (from Stevia), these packets are an easy to carry way to make your water more tasty.
Ultimately, it is just all about getting more vital water into your system!
You can get some True Lemon HERE.
“You need to feel good about yourself, the motivation has to come from within. You have nobody to fall back on except yourself."
When beginning any quest for better functioning of the body and better health, one has to address water.
Our bodies are about 70% water and its importance for the proper functioning of our bodies cannot be expressed enough. Water is necessary for the digestion and absorption of food; it helps maintain proper muscle tone; it supplies oxygen and nutrients to the cells; it rids the body of wastes; and it serves as a part of our natural air conditioning system.
Additionally, since water contains no calories, helps to serve as a natural appetite suppressant, and helps the body to metabolize stored fat, water may possibly be one of the most significant factors in losing weight.
Even slight levels of dehydration in the body can lead to irritability, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, weakness, and headaches. Further, with long-term chronic dehydration, the body cannot function at high enough levels to fight off infections and other growing diseases.
Sadly, over 75% of the population of the world is chronically dehydrated. Some believe that they fill their daily water requirement through the intake of fruit juices, coffee, tea, soda, beer, wine, and other beverages.
No. No. No. That’s just not the way it goes. Water is water is water is water. Only. Learn it, love it, and live it.
Studies have shown that a person's minimal water requirement is half their body weight in ounces. So, for example, if you weigh 150 pounds, then you need about 75 ounces of water a day to avoid any level of dehydration. That’s a bit over 2 liters of water per day.
Now then ... unfortunately the water quality in most areas of the world isn’t optimum. Adding an on-tap filter to your sink, and then filtering again through a in-fridge water pitcher is the best and cheapest way to make sure that the water your fuel your body with every day is the best it can be.
You can order filters easily online at FiltersFast.com.
For the next week or so, take an easy step toward health and drink your full requirement of water per day. Comment back and let everyone on the Moxie know how you are feeling!
We’ll continue on with water for the next few articles; how to make it more palatable/fun to drink, and what other additions you can make to your water to supercharge the positive effects for your body.
TIME REQUIREMENT: About 15 minutes to order your filters. Perhaps 30 minutes per week to filter your water and pour it into a bottle to carry with you everywhere.
COST REQUIREMENT: ~ $30 for an on tap filter system; $10 and up for a filtered pitcher for the fridge; and around $30 every few months to replace the filters. Over the long run, its cheaper than buying single bottles of water or soda ... or coffee ... or juices.
We all have bad habits. We're human. And in this crazy day and age, being human can get awfully complicated.
We can't live "perfectly" ... but it is wise to make the effort to do all you can so you can experience the best that your life has to offer YOU.
YOUR life. Your choosing.
It's fabulous if you have a nutritionist and a personal trainer and a guru to follow you about your day and make the "proper" choices for you. But what of the rest of us?
What of the "us" who truly love the "Things with Icing" food group? What of the "us" that truly enjoy red meat? What of the "us" that truly enjoy beer? What of the "us" that just truly don't have the time to spend at the gym? What of the "us" who just truly don't have the funds to buy organic? What of the "us"?
Since we can't be "perfect," do we just not deserve the most healthy and vibrant life we can live, according to what and who we truly are?
There is more to life than what you've had so far ... and it DOES all start with what we put into our bodies ... not only what goes into our mouths, but into our ears and eyes and spirits as well. But, getting the 'tox out isn't just about food and drink. It's about the environment in which we live, the products that we use, who and what we surround ourselves with, and the things we focus on.
All things won't work for all people, but there are hundreds of choices and substitutions that can be made to get the 'tox out. Some take a moment, some take dedication, some are just changing small daily habits, and some take $$, but ultimately better choosing leads us to better, healthier, real lives.
... and to living your OWN life with moxie.
And isn't that what it is really all about? Living YOUR life, the healthiest way you can.
Bueller? ... Bueller?
This is where I was in October of 2006. In September of this year, I turn 40. So much has changed since this first post, I can hardly believe it myself. Bottom line though? It is all about small choices, small steps, that make life-altering changes in your health, in your outlook, and in the quality of your life. I've learned that it is not about trying to be perfect ... what is perfect anyway? ... it is not about never having sugar, or a drink, or skipping a workout.
It is about making the best choices within the life that YOU enjoy living. Making choices that let you be more, have more, do more, believe more.
Life ... with moxie.
I’m a mess.
I have spent a lot of time thinking that everything would change if I just fueled by body and my mind and my spirit more healthfully. Instead of what I bombard it with now ... which is crap and negativity.
I have dabbled in vegetarianism. In veganism. In the Raw thang. In the Being Healthy and Making Healthy Choices Thing.
I have eaten nothing but fruit for days at a time ... until I have a box of Cheez Its, a six-pack of Miller Light and a ½ pint of Soy Dream Ice Cream for the same nights at dinner. I’ve even fasted for up to 6 full days ... and then had pizza, beer, and cigarettes the following day.
I’ve tried to learn how to meditate, but I just can’t sit still long enough. It doesn't make sense to me. Quiet in my head is boring.
Don't make me admit the rest of it. Let's all just agree that I have no idea what I’m doing and that I am Little Girl Lost. What I HAVE figured out however, is that something BIG has to change. Living my life like THIS any more ... just can't be.
I make no sense, even to my*self, right now.
Britney Spears’-worst-song-ever-help-me! i AM toxic
I know exactly in my head, the woman that I see ... the "me" that makes the most sense ... but she’s on the other side of this ... thing that I can’t quite get through.
I feel, in so many ways, that I am completely lost right now. Just spinning in that lovely way that we, as humans, can do.
Just ... BLEH. Just so unbelieveably nonplussed and BLEH. I have spent an entire lifetime looking to find that one thing to FIX ... that will change everything in my life. Cause this is not what I thought it was going to be all about.
I expected so much more from life.
There is more to life than what you've had so far ... and it ALL starts with what we put into our bodies ... not only what goes into our mouths, but into our ears and eyes and spirits as well.
Detox isn't just about food. It's about the environment in which we live, the products that we use, who and what we surround ourselves with, and the things we focus on.
All things won't work for all people, but there are hundreds of choices and substitutions that can be made to get the toxins out, ultimately leading us to healthier lives.
Detox Moxie is the journey to finding out what's on the other side - starting at the heart.