It's the simple things that often can make a huge difference in our life.
That's why I always encourage my patients to take small steps in the right direction when doing a low carb based diet. And this post is all about taking another productive step on your Keto nutrition program.
Drink more water!
Not only does it improve your skin, prevents headaches, and other benefits. It also promotes weight loss.
The recommended amount is eight glasses of water per day. But if you exercise, your water intake should be more. The difficult part is being able to drink anything close to that amount.
Usually we drink when we are thirsty which is not the best indicator.
Here are a few tips to help you stay hydrated:
4 Simple Ways to Drink More Water
Here are four ideas that you can use to help you drink more water:
1. START YOUR MORNING BY DRINKING A GLASS OF WATER
Make this part of your daily routine. Keep some water nearby so that it's the first thing you see when you get up and drink as part of your getting ready routine in the morning. It's easy to do and a great way to start your day!
2. BRING A WATER BOTTLE
It's a simple thing to do but it works! If you make a habit of carrying a water bottle with you, you'll find yourself drinking more water.
Choose a water bottle and keep it on your desk in easy reach. There are so many different version, you can get one that fits your personality. There are some stainless steel versions that insulate throughout the day.
You'll start sipping from it during the day, almost without noticing. And you'll see exactly how much water you've been drinking.
3. SET A REMINDER ON YOUR PHONE OR CALENDAR APP
Take advantage of your smartphone (make technology work for you):
If you are sitting for most of the day, then these reminders are also great for reminding you to take a walk to the water fountain or outside the office.
Eventually drinking water at these times will become a habit (if you stick to the same schedule each day). And then you won't need any reminders.
4. MIX UP YOUR FLAVORS
One reason why we don't drink enough water, we find the flavor boring.
It's especially hard if you used to drink a lot of strongly flavored sodas before starting a low carb diet.
Want to try giving your tastebuds something a little more interesting? Try adding some berries to your water.
Try adding 2 slices of lemon, 5 blueberries and 3 raspberries
Another is adding 3 lime slices, 5 blueberries, 3 raspberries, and 1 blackberry.
Don't forget to get organic berries whenever you can. Give yourself the best and you will feel the best!
Looking for an easy quick, low carb, Keto friendly idea for lunch or dinner? Try this ridiculously easy Cauliflower Mac n Cheese receipe:
• 3/4 cup fresh (or frozen) cauliflower florets
• 1 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded
• 1 tablespoon heavy cream
1. In small microwavable dish with lid, microwave cauliflower covered for about a minute.
2. Remove from microwave and chop into small pieces.
3. Microwave for another 50 seconds or so, then add shredded cheese.
4. Microwave for another 10 seconds or so.
5. Stir melted cheese in, then stir in heavy cream until sauce forms. 6. Enjoy!
Makes 1 serving
INGREDIENTS INSTRUCTIONS Makes 1 servings Nutrition per serving: 191 calories, 14.9g fat,