Walking Water

David Wolfe refers to us as “walking columns of ocean water.” When I first heard him say this I thought, wow that is beautiful! He’s correct in this analogy though since we are primarily composed of water. Too often we forget that our bodies need water to function optimally. We ignore signs of thirst and reach for sugary drinks and foods instead. There are a lot of people that have hardly a glass of water each day and they go on thinking that coffee, tea, soda or juice makes up for it. Water is essential for our bodies and other options simply don’t have the same benefits. Juices are full  of sugar, soda is laden with chemicals and sugar while coffee and tea usually have caffeine and are actually diuretics which means they will dehydrate you. Not to mention the added calories of all of these drinks.

Water can do so much for the body, but the trick is that you have to drink it.

Here’s just a few reasons to drink more water:

  • flushes toxins out of the body
  • clears up troublesome skin
  • gives you more energy
  • allows things like essential oils to be more effective & reduces detox symptoms
  • stops cravings
  • halts hunger pangs
  • keeps organs happy by circulating out the “gunk”
  • replaces other chemical, sugar, calorie infused drinks

How much water is enough?

A good place to start is by dividing your body weight in half and drink that many ounces. For example, a 100 lb person would drink 50 ounces/day. That’s just a starting point though and should be increased depending on weather, workout routines and other lifestyle choices. As always, every body is different. Listen to your body and see how you feel as you increase. It may change on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis. You will know when you feel good.

So the next time you have a craving for sugar try drinking a glass of water before giving in to the craving. See if you still desire that food afterwards. Most times we mistake thirst pangs for hunger pangs but there is a subtle difference. If you start paying attention to your body and really listening to its cues, you will find you can detect the difference.

About Kehau Martinez

Kehau Martinez is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and environmental advocate. Following her heart, she decided to become a health coach to empower other women who struggle with thyroid and adrenal imbalances. Today, she supports women who have thyroid imbalances to lose weight, increase energy and thrive. Kehau received her Health Coaching training at Integrative Nutrition in New York City and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She holds a B.A. in Communications from Chapman University as well as certifications in Animal Communication, Reiki, Spinning® and the Access Consciousness Bars®. Additionally, she is certified in Raindrop Technique® and uses genuine, therapeutic-grade essential oils to perform this application of oils which detoxifies the body, empowering it to restore balance and promotes spinal health. Kehau leads workshops, teaches classes and offers one-on-one and group health coaching sessions as well as individual sessions for Raindrop Technique® or The Bars®.
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