Believe it or not carrying a bottle and drinking water all day long could be sabotaging your health improvements. I’ll tell you why!
Get up. Shower. Get dressed. Put on makeup.
And fill my water bottle. That was me.
Then remind myself periodically throughout the day to take a drink. Refill and repeat. Keep track of how much I drink. Make sure I’m getting my eight glasses at a minimum.
At the same time I was getting up super early every day to have time to get things done, nursing a little one full time, exercising every day, running my own business and following the GAPS diet. All good things, right?
Not So Good.
A few years ago I learned that was not the case! I quickly became more and more fatigued. My weight started going up. And my body temperature (along with my metabolism) plummeted. As in I’m not even sure how I was functioning. At times my temperature was 92 or 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Some evenings I could barely walk up the stairs carrying my son because my muscles were so weak.
I thought I was doing all the “right” things. But my health was quickly declining. Something had to give. But what?
I did two simple things to turn my health around.
- Stop eating grain free/ditch the GAPS diet.
- Stop drinking so much water.
Wait, what? Adding grains and drinking less water made me healthier? You bet! And I’ve never looked back.
Curious why you might be drinking too much water too?
Head over to Kitchen Stewardship where I’m sharing my thoughts.
Then come back and share your thoughts with me! Do you try to drink a certain amount of water every day in the name of good health? Or do you listen to your body? I’d love to hear.