Wa­ter is the best bev­er­age, best be­fore ev­ery meal

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News - By SIG PETERS: SIGSFITBITS@HOT­MAIL.COM

SELF com­pas­sion is a huge deal. Last week I wrote on do­ing your best and I brought light to the fact that your best is al­ways good enough when and while you’re liv­ing with in­tegrity.

Back when I be­gan my jour­ney I dis­cov­ered, there were a few easy-to-do ac­tions I could take that would make a big dif­fer­ence to­wards achiev­ing my then, goals.

The big­gest and eas­i­est of these is to drink wa­ter. You know the drill, wa­ter makes up 70 per­cent of your body.

It is es­sen­tial to the health and func­tion of your cells and on a more ba­sic level, it keeps you hy­drated when you are thirsty.

Thirst is of­ten times con­fused with hunger and you are de­hy­drated well be­fore any signs of thirst are upon you – so by drink­ing wa­ter it has the abil­ity to keep hunger queues hon­est and in check. Along with this is the emo­tional sat­is­fac­tion of nur­tur­ing your body with wa­ter; ev­ery sip you take can trans­late to an act of self love and a pos­i­tive step to­wards those ever-im­por­tant in­ten­tions.

A good start is to drink 2L per day, but if you are ex­er­cis­ing a lot, add an ex­tra 500ml per hour of your sweat ses­sion; your body will thank you.

I like to give my­self lit­tle tar­gets through­out the day; 1L be­fore break­fast, 1L be­fore lunch and an­other be­fore din­ner. The caveat here is that you might, ini­tially, fre­quent the toi­let a lit­tle more un­til your body reg­u­lates and bal­ances its flu­ids – but it will and you will feel won­der­ful.

Wa­ter is the best cleanser and the best bev­er­age choice. If you need a lit­tle some­thing ex­tra, try a few slices of lemon, lime or even cu­cum­ber!

It’s sim­ple, sus­tain­able and it’s a start – drink up.

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