Healthy Habit of the Week

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Quick Reference to Dr. A's Habits of Health:

  • Pages 114-115
  • Living a Longer, Healthier Life Companion Guide: pages 66-67 (accelerating weight loss)

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Healthy Habit of the Week: Water
Water plays a key role in supporting health, during weight loss and on in to maintenance! This is a habit we want to keep FOREVER! It helps remove toxins and other unhealthy substances stored in your fat cells. Being well-hydrated helps all your organs and systems function properly. In fact, every function in your body takes place in water!!

DID YOU KNOW? That 60% of the hunger most people feel is really dehydration? So by drinking enough water, you will dramatically reduce those hunger pains that have been telling you to eat more.


Benefits of water:
  • Maintain proper muscle tone
  • Prevent sagging skin
  • Relieve constipation
  • Improves endocrine (hormone) function
  • Increases metabolic function
  • Decreases appetite
  • Increases fat used for energy
  • Liver function improves
  • Decreases fluid retention
  • Increases natural thirst


Signs of dehydration:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Little or no urination
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness

Have you ever experienced some of the above symptoms and thought that you needed to eat? I have!


Tips to Get it in!


It's probably a good idea to stop drinking water a few hours before you go to bed. YOU KNOW WHY!

Tell a friend: How many of your friends, family, co-workers know about this valuable tip? Sharing and paying this forward has great value. As you know, "To teach is to learn twice". The next time you see someone you care about or have someone ask you why you are eating the way you do, teach them this "Habit of Health". They might want to join you which makes you an "Agent of Change!"

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Healthy Habits For Every Week:

Support
Small, Balanced Meals Every 2 -3 Hours
Healthy Mind
Water
Activity
Sleep
Quiet Time
The Yo-Yo Cycle