Avoid Expensive Take-Out Drinks
While sitting in your car at your favorite fast food restaurant’s drive-thru window, you order a grilled chicken salad. Without thinking, you also request a large, calorie laden soda. On the drive back to your office, you silently chide yourself for your momentary lapse in judgment. If you’re struggling to lose weight, expensive take-out drinks might be to blame. Instead of guzzling down sugary sodas, fruit juices, milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages whenever you’re thirsty, reach for a refreshing glass of water.
If you indulge in several take-out drinks at your favorite eateries each week, you’re likely spending a substantial amount of money over the course of a year. By ordering water whenever you dine out, you can both save money and conserve calories. Water contains zero calories while some restaurant drinks consist of hundreds of calories. So, if you’re attempting to drop some pounds, quenching your thirst with take-out drinks can definitely derail your diet plan.
Besides helping you whittle your waistline, water also helps you energize your muscles. Muscle cells lacking sufficient fluids can’t function at their full capacity. Due to this phenomenon, drinking adequate water before, during, and after exercise is crucial. You don’t want to experience muscle fatigue at the gym while running on the treadmill, swimming laps in the pool, or lifting free weights.
While you recharge your muscles with a glass of water, you’ll also be providing your skin with an unexpected boost. When you’re dehydrated, your skin appears dryer and more wrinkled. Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water daily will likely make your skin look brighter and more youthful. Unfortunately, loading up on water won’t erase those pesky wrinkles and fine lines altogether.
If you’re developing a healthier eating plan in order to lose weight, consider making water an integral part of your diet. In addition to helping you lose weight faster, consuming water might also benefit your bank account, your muscles, and your skin. After reaping the rewards of a water filled diet, you might never crave your favorite take-out drinks again.
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