I never realized how important water was for a healthy diet until I learned it the hard way. When you are young, you often have to learn things the hard way.
This happened many years ago when I was much younger and in much better physical shape. I was very active as I had started playing racquetball as a sport while my kids were taking swimming lessons at a club that we belonged to. I have a good friend who I would play with and for some reason that morning we played full out, three hours of racquetball. On the way home that morning, I begin getting dizzy and my back started hurting. I felt as if I was going to pass out. When I got home, I realized that I was probably extremely dehydrated, so I very quickly took some salt tablets and drank several glasses of water. Within about 30 minutes, I was fine – except I was extremely tired all day. But the water delivered the salt that I had sweated out during exercising to my tissues and organs and that is when I learned the hard way, how important water was needed my our bodies.
I am a fairly smart person but I did not realize that over 70% of our body is made up of water and by sweating and breathing heavily; I decreased the volume of water in my body that day and did not replace it when I should have.
Now that I am older and a little overweight, I have learned another lesson about water and diet and that is how important it is to help you lose weight. By being on a healthy diet and drinking a lot of water daily, I loss more weight and at a much faster rate. I drink the purest water that I can, usually spring water as it taste better and it was amazing how much it helped my diet. Since January I have lost over 45 pounds.
I also learned another little trick and that is that often when I feel hungry, I am really thirsty, so I now drink a glass of water when I feel hungry and usually I learn that I am not really hungry, just thirsty. This certainly helps reduce my calorie intake and also helps with weight loss. I also try to eat a lot of foods that have water in them, such as fruits and soups. And I drink a lot of juice for the nutritional value.
But I had to learn all of this the hard way, instead of doing a little research and learning these tips the easy way.
Drinking water is important for good health. Having enough water in your diet is important for a person to remain healthy. Now, whenever you see me, you will see that I always have a bottle of water with me.