Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just add water

What: Drink 10 to 12 glasses of pure water daily.
Why: Water restriction actually increases the laying down of fat!
How: I will fill a jug with at least 80 ounces pure water and keep it in my fridge to refill my water bottle every few hours. I will sip from my water bottle throughout the day.

Notes: I will keep three water bottles full and waiting in places I frequent. A bottle in the livingroom, my kitchen and in my bathroom will remind me to sip up often.

Action: Fill jug and bottles every morning.


  1. I'm really working on this, too, and it has already made a huge difference it the quality of my skin. I get so incredible, noticeably dry in the spring. Especially on my face and just using extra virgin olive oil on my skin and drinking lots of water have almost completely gotten rid of the dryness. I also mix a teaspoon or tablespoon into a glass of my lemon water in the morning and hopefully by working from the outside and the inside I can keep the flaky under control! ... Not to mention all the other health benefits of this, right? :)

  2. Are you saying that you add Olive Oil to your water???
    Wow! I'd hardly dare. Isn't it aweful tasting?
    Good for you! Tell me more about the other health benefits of olive oil.
    Do you know how to best store olive oil and a cut lemon?

  3. It's not too bad when you have it with lemon water.

    There is a lot of info on the net about the health benefits of pure extra virgin olive oil. A lot of people are freaked out about the fat content of it but as far as I can tell it's a good fat that the body needs and so I just take it in moderation.

    I just store my olive oil in a cool dark place... ie. a cupboard away from the stove. It should come in a dark green or brown glass jar which keeps out the light. And the lemon... I don't know if there's any specific way, I just put it in a container in the fridge.

  4. Thanks,
    Just wondering.
    Did you know that it needs to be cold-pressed olive oil?
    About the lemon. Just wondered if it mattered that it was exposed to air.

  5. Yes, I do know that it needs to be cold pressed.