One of the biggest mistakes that people make (yes, I used to be a part of that group too) is not drinking enough WATER. Our bodies are made up of 60% water and we NEED to continuously replenish our bodies with water for overall health and energy.

Until 3 years ago, I hardly ever drank water unless it was during volleyball practice or at the gym, etc. The rest of the day I might have had a sip or two here or there but that was it! I know, crazy right?! I had headaches, low energy, tired eyes, and a plateaued weight and health.

I (as you probably have heard too) have always been told that I needed to drink at least ten 8 ounce glasses of water a day but I had never really paid attention to that “suggestion.” It wasn’t until I was in my car for work full-time that I slowly started getting in the habit. I began bringing two refillable water bottles with me and (being as competitive as I am haha) would give myself goals of when I had to have certain amounts drank by.

Soon, it became such a normal part of my every day that I would drink about a gallon a day. I noticed that I was having way less headaches, had a little extra pep in my step and didn’t feel as tired. Foods were processing through me more easily, and I was losing the extra few pounds that had been so hard to get off. All definite positives!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to drink an entire one of those 5 gallon water jugs at work, you just need to make sure that you are drinking a minimum of 64 ounces a day. If you are exercising (which you should be), you need to drink at least 72 ounces, or a gallon a day!

I can’t stress it enough. Drinking enough water daily is the key to your health and weight loss. DRINK YOUR WATER! Not drinking enough water can cause major issues like fatigue, allergic reactions, high blood pressure, wrinkling, gas, bloating, and nasty skin issues (there goes that glowing bride look you were going for). So, I’ll say it again… DRINK YOUR WATER!

*Tip of the day: Squeeze in some lemon juice for change of flavor or mix in my FAVORITE GREENS to one of your bottles a day to get the added 8+ servings of fruits and vegetables and 38 super-foods they contain as well as the benefit of alkalizing, detoxing and balancing your body for even greater health and energy!

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