Water

Every article about water seems to say that we should all drink more of the stuff.  In my mind, I drink lots of water.  Most of it is flavored with something else, like tea.  Diet Pepsi counts as water too, since that is by far the biggest ingredient in soda.  Right?  OK, maybe not – but I quit the Pepsi habit a few years ago anyway. 

The most recent article on water, however, put it a little differently.  Drink water first thing in the morning, before coffee or tea or breakfast.  The idea is that the water will get started through your system first.  It’s like a little gift, a “rinse cycle”, for your kidneys and liver, which were busy all night clearing the toxins out of your body from the day before. 

(By the way, did you know that it takes a huge amount of water to “rinse” the Diet Pepsi out of your system?  It seems there are loads of chemicals in there that your body considers toxic and has to work hard to get rid of.)

I started testing this out last week, chugging down about 16 ounces of water first thing each morning before making my morning Shakeology for breakfast.  Who knew?  Without changing anything else, I’m down 2 pounds in a week.  Give it a try and let me know how you do!

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