This post has been really hard for me to write because I love soda and as soon as I write this post, I will hold my self accountable for what I say. That being said I know that drinking water is an essential part to getting healthy, so here we go.
In my research I have found that our bodies are approximately 70% water and throughout the day we use so much of it, that replacing it with soda and sugary drinks can just make us feel more dehydrated. You might be dehydrated and not even know it. Signs can include things link having muscle cramps, dry skin, sugar cravings and headaches.
I am sure everyone has heard that you need 64 ounces of water a day, however my research has found that in fact you need much more than that, unless you weight 128 pounds or less. For those of us that weight more than that, the goal needs to be to drink half your body weight in ounces a day. I am go to be flavoring some of my water with fruit, drinking some plain and consuming some as tea, to get all of my water. Here is some info I found really helpful when trying to decide whether or not I should give up sugary drinks. After look at this, it was a pretty simple choice.
While I do not think that at first I will be able to give up all sugary drinks, it is my goal to make them an occasional special treat, instead of the daily staple they currently are. I would love to hear how you drink more water and if you have given up sugary drinks all together, how you did it. Leave me a comment below.