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Nutrition Basics


Drinking plenty of water is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Why? For starters, it can help to:

  • Decrease your appetite
  • Maintain your energy level
  • Rid the body of waste products

Tips to Drinking Enough Water

  • Make water the first beverage you drink in the morning (that's right, before coffee or tea).
  • Keep a water "diary" to record your daily intake, or use an app.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you at all times.
  • Drink water before, during and after physical activity.
  • Don't count diet sodas or alcohol as water intake.
  • Avoid waiting until bedtime to drink your water.

TIP: Drink a glass of water and wait 10 minutes if...

  • You think you're hungry
  • You feel tired
  • You need energy
  • You crave sweets

If that doesn't help, proceed with a conscious decision to address the issue at hand (i.e. hunger, sweets craving, fatigue).

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