The handout about water is very interesting.
Experts recommend our daily intake of water should be half our body weight in ounces
( 140 pounds = 70 ounces).
Lack of water is the number one trigger for daytime fatigue.
A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory,
trouble with basic math, difficulty focusing on the computer screen.
In 37% of Americans the body's thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
Even mild dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%.
I am good on drinking my water each day.
I trained myself years ago to make sure I stay hydrated.
I have a filter system on my kitchen tap so I am drinking filtered water.
I have a stainless steel water canteen I carry when I run errands.
No plastic bottles!
In the Ayurveda way we are to drink our water room temperature
or warm. No iced or cold water. Cold drinks are difficult for digestion.
I became used to this while I was away.
My program also includes lemons in my water which I really enjoy.
I also am to drink 6 cups of barley water every day.
According to the Raj
barley water is my great friend in the weight loss process.
*Extracts toxins from deep within the tissues
*Eliminates toxins through the urinary tract
*Relieves fluid retention
*Helps metabolize and eliminate fat
*Promotes weight loss
Note: Do not drink after 6pm to avoid disturbing sleep due to the diuretic effect.
Recipe: Boil one handful of whole grain (not "pealed") barley in 6 cups of water for 15 minutes. Strain the barley out and pour the water into a thermos. Drink the water through out the day.
I pour mine into a pitcher.
Some people need rice water.
It is high in nutrition.
Not on my plan.
It is dark and dreary.
I decided to do up a tray for myself.
Something pretty for my water.
I started off my morning with refreshing lemon water. Good for elimination.
Once the barley water cooled I began drinking it.
I use a glass drinking straw.
By lunch time I was back drinking lemon water.
I gave thanks for my water.