Interesting fact about me #122: For some reason, whenever I say the words H2O, in my brain it is followed by the words “mutha f*cka” (in my best gangsta accent)!!!! I don’t really know why but it helps keep the topic less boring. Let move on….
When someone mentions an ailment to me, my first two questions are “When was the last time you pooped?” and “How much H2O have you had today?” We have already talked about the importance of poop so I will leave that topic alone and focus on water!
Many ailments have a direct correlation to dehydration, for example, headache, stomach ache, feeling tired, depression, irritability and dizziness, to name a few. In fact, your body only needs to lose 2% of its total body weight through fluid before some of these signs begin to appear.
So, how much H2O does the body require? Everyone will require a different amount of water per day depending on age,gender ,physical activity, health, ect. but the general rule is that men need 2.5 Litres of water per day and women need 2.0 Litres of water per day. 70-80% of this should come from drinking H2O and the other 20-30% should come from food.
So, you don’t like water? You get sick of drinking water? If this were coming from my kids, I would simply tell them to suck it up because water is life and (insert shock factor) without it you will die! However, that is not always appropriate advice and my kids understand my crazy sense of humour and quirks, so it’s a little easier for them to understand the shit that falls out of my mouth.
Anyway, there are many things that you can add to water to make it taste better. Lemons, limes, fruit, veggies, herbs, just to name a few. If adding things to the water doesn’t “get er into ya”, try a water challenge with your friends or family. I send each of my kids a reusable water bottle to school every day and fill it to the top. After school, the excitement is to see who has emptied their bottle. I make muffins for the winner… which is everyone, every day. See what I did there??? I made it a game and it works. Another thing that you can try is to label your water bottle with different times of day and pace yourself that way.
H2O (mutha f*cka) is life. We need it to for proper digestion, to metabolise fats, to transport nutrients, for circulation, maintenance of body temperature, to lubricate joints, flush out toxins,
and the list goes on. OHHHHHHHHH AND H2O improves your complexion and helps prevent your skin from sagging! So, if the idea of nourishing your insides doesn’t get you on the water wagon, perhaps the fact that it will help keep you and your lovely bitches looking beautiful, will!
Until next time, friends…Be Healthy Be Happy!