"Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
You are 60% water…now go drink some!
Drinking water is an essential function of human life and a best practice for those who excel on the planet earth. Here are some facts and figures to inspire you to fill glass and cheers.
The human body is roughly two-thirds water.
The human brain is close to three-quarters water.
About 85% of our blood is water.
The average adult human loses from 2.5 to 3 liters of water every day (via urine, sweat/evaporation, stool, breathing)
Water is a perfect conductor of electricity, and both our brain's neural activity and cardiovascular activity require a fixed electrical circuit, based on a stable concentration of electrolytes.
Targeted levels of water are required in the body to allow toxins to leave our tens of trillions of cells and be excreted in our urine/stool. Otherwise, we suffer from toxic build-up which leads to cellular dysfunction and eventually chronic disease, especially cancer.
Water is the main way that we will aid detoxification during our two weeks of clean eating.
So the ever challenging question of "how much water should you drink"? There's no straightforward answer but here are some targets to start with... test out some targets and see what you feel works best for your body. Use signs like dry mouth and dark-colored urine to know if you are on the right track.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine suggests125 ounces (3.7 liters) for men and 91 ounces (2.7 liters) for women with approximately 20% coming from food.
US News & World Report suggests half your body weight in ounces per day. So example, if you weigh 150lbs, your target of water in ounces would be 75 ounces.
ACTION - track your ounces in water for the rest of the next several days and see where you get and what targets are working best for your body. We'd also love to hear your tips on how you keep yourself hydrated.
Track and share how much water you drink in ounces today on WhatsApp.
Play with different targets and see what's working best for your body. Please also share your tips on how you stay hydrated during your busy day.
Meal Plan Ideas
Feeding more than just yourself can be tricky, especially when dealing with different tastes and dietary restrictions. Try serving a meal deconstructed; breaking the pieces up so that individuals can build according to their needs. This is great for tacos, burgers, bowls, salads, hot pot, and more.
Watch your thoughts, especially your self-talk today. Notice your self-talk around the idea of change and growth, is it positive or negative. When you catch yourself saying something negative, rephrase the statement.
Meal Plan Hack
Are you a leftover reuser?
Take grilled chicken the day after and add fajita veggies the next day for tacos.
Meatloaf can become a great sandwich.
Left-over soup can be poured over rice or rice noodles.
Also, use spices to shift flavors and fresh veggies to add texture and crunch.
Feedback From You
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