I’ve noticed that many health websites or even dietetic discussions tackle mainly food and exercise – and while these are the cornerstones of healthy living, we generally tend to forget their little helpers: fluids.
Read labels. Check that whatever you’re consuming is not high in sugar,
artificial coloring or sweeteners, and preservatives (Even drinks labeled “vitamin water” might be commercial and in reality, unhealthy – there are many of these false claims in the food and beverage industry)
Drink some green tea. Green tea is a natural antioxidant (more than red or black tea due to its minimal processing period), and may potentially be able to prevent cancer, heart diseases among other diseases.
Assume that when drinking tea, coffee, or alcohol that you are getting your body’s fill of water because these are diuretics. The classy way of putting this is that they actually make you pee more so your body is losing water – simple math means that you’re going to have to drink some more water to replenish those flushed out.
Add more water to your regimen, if not by drinking it then maybe by consuming it through fruits (popular example is watermelon) and vegetables(ex: lettuce, cucumbers) and even homemade soups! Y-U-M
Think that the calories in alcohol don’t count. Alcohol is of high caloric
content (7calories/g) and what’s even more problematic about it: is that it gets broken down BEFORE food. So if you’re trying to diet, you really want the body to tackle extra fat mass, and not be distracted with metabolizing alcohol, no?
Factor in the calories found in alcohol into your diet plan.
just a few pretty numbers:
Simply, moderation is key – that and green tea!