Okay, so let me ask you…
Does your morning typically start with a latte or cappuccino? Do you find yourself reaching for a Diet Coke to help you snap out of a mid-afternoon slump?
While sweet drinks may give you a temporary energy boost, they can also cause your energy levels to crash shortly after. The more sugar you consume, the more you crave it, leading to a never-ending roller coaster ride of sugar highs followed by crashes. The only way to break the cycle is to eliminate (or drastically reduce) your sugar consumption.
You don’t want to sabotage yourself and undermine all the hard work you have put into your diet and exercise routine. By changing what you drink, you can make sure you are staying on track with a healthy lifestyle.
Try trading out sugar laden or artificially sweetened drinks for water, or unsweetened iced tea. This will help you stay hydrated without adding unnecessary calories. If you are really craving some flavor, try infused water. You can infuse your water with fruits or vegetables to improve the taste without sacrificing your health, and it’s super refreshing!
Here is a great post about 14 different ways you can infuse water to make it deeelish! And if you are a fan of products from Young Living Essential Oils, check out their YL Vitality drops!
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YL Vitality Drops lets you hydrate naturally without sugar or artificial colors with the delicious flavor of Grapefruit Bergamot that takes your water or favorite beverage to the next level. Formulated with naturally occurring electrolytes from the Great Salt Lake and all-natural flavors, a few drops of YL Vitality Drops will keep you hydrated and feeling great!
How much water should you drink?
Meeting your body’s hydration needs doesn’t have to be difficult. By switching out your Diet Coke for a glass of fruit infused water, you can make sure you are properly hydrated without all the added sweeteners.
Everyone has different hydration needs, based on weight, activity level, and other factors. Make it a starting goal to drink three to four (8 oz.) glasses of water a day, and adjust according to your needs.
Take charge of your hydration starting today, and you will be one step closer to achieving your health goals.