Two posts in one day! Well, I’m feeling particularly motivated, the sun is shining and the sky is blue! Spring is nearly here and I want to help you lovely people feeling great!
Over the past few weeks I have tried something a little different inspired by the amazing nutrition experts, Kimberly Snyder and David Wolf… Hydrate first thing in the morning!
I have been doing this now for about 12 weeks and I feel amazing, my energy levels are up, mu stomach is down and my hunger feels much more stable!
What I have built myself up to is waking up and firstly brushing my teeth with Aluminium free Bi-Carb, swilling my mouth and spitting the fluid out, funnily enough, my dentist is the happiest he has ever been with my teeth and my sensitivity to all things sweet or cold has vanished! Great!
Then I started with just half a litre of water 30 minutes before food/green smoothie, to ensure optimum digestion of the green goodness. Over time I have built up to what I feel is good for me… 0.75 litre of plain, filtered water, followed by 0.75 litre of warm water and a whole lemon squeezed in. Then I use my Kikis Supergreens in another 0.5 litre water. I can honestly say, I feel amazin, my skin looks better and I really feel alive!
Then, only when I feel hungry I will eat my green smoothie! I really am converted!
I am not suggesting that you drink the same quantities, but try for 1 week drinking 0.5 litre of water on waking and see how different you feel. You should find that it regulates your thirst throughout the day and reminds you to drink, but try to drink away from meals as this dilutes your digestive juices. I aim for 20 minutes break between drinking and eating, then I wait 1 hour after eating to drink anymore.