The Health Benefits of Ditching Your Caffeine and Swapping It For Water.
It sounds so anal and boring, I know, but if you’re a sufferer of bad skin, headaches, lethargy or struggling to loose weight, it is without a doubt due to lack of water, or you
It sounds so anal and boring, I know, but if you’re a sufferer of bad skin, headaches, lethargy or struggling to loose weight, it is without a doubt due to lack of water, or you could be pregnant, but let’s not jump to any conclusions ayyy.
It has been proven that water is absolutely fabulous for your skin and does wonders for your hair and nails. When you’re hydrated, your body is hydrated including your skin. Your skin is your biggest organ and it’s only right that you start to look after it. Have you ever had one of those days where you don’t even want to leave the house because you’ve had a hideous breakout? Well cry no more. Water is here to save the day. Your pimps wont clear up immediately but over time they’ll become more rare and sooner or later you’ll be mere strangers.
If you’re constantly feeling lethargic it’s probably because your brain is lacking hydration. By getting your water in every day you’re feeding your brain the energy that it needs to focus (banana’s do this too) two to three litres a day is the sufficient amount depending on how active you are – if you’re always on your feet or regularly at the gym (in which case you should know the importance of water and shame on you!) then three litres is a good amount to keep you healthy and hydrated.
If you’re struggling to loose weight it could be that when you’re thirsty your body gives off the same signals as hunger, so scoff scoff scoff you’ve just ate a whole pie, when in fact you weren’t even hungry, just thirsty. This is a very common mistake so if you’re all of a sudden mysteriously hungry, have a pint of water because most likely you’re just thirsty. If you’ve found this is your problem then hopefully you’ll start to see some weight loss.
Having glasses of cold water when you wake up also gets your metabolism going and can also help aid weight loss (hoorah). After all, we have just been dormant for a good part of 10, 11, 12, who cares, hours, so you wake up, you’re thirsty, you pop the kettle on – now I’m not saying you have to go complete cold turkey with your tea and coffee (don’t worry I wouldn’t deprive you of that. Besides I’m not a one to talk as I MUST have coffee on a morning to function) but if you are a total coffee fanatic, know that coffee DEhydrates you, so you need to boost your water intake to level out your hydration – get me?
Dehydration can make you feel lethargic and sluggish and this can also be down to having too much caffeine. You get your caffeine rush but by 11am you’re plummeting again and yawning your contagious yawns around the office but whatever you do try refrain from making yourself a double skinny latte. Try and get a litre of water down by midday and I PROMISE you’ll eventually start to feel the beautiful benefits of it all.
Once you’re in the groove of getting your water down your body will tell you your thirsty a lot more than what you’re used to and that’s fine, don’t worry, you’re not anaemic (unless you actually think you’re anaemic then consult your doctor, or eat a steak)