CHAPTER 2

WEEK 2 ACTIVITY: REPLENISHING THE BODY – WATER INTAKE

The Benefits of Water

People often ask me what’s the difference between the two. Living food has enzymes that assist in helping the body absorb and digest food in your body. These enzymes are living forces or energy-packed foods. Foods like fruits and vegetables in their natural state are foods filled with enzymes.

Water Intake Chapter

Drinking_waterAs you lose water, your blood becomes more concentrated, causing your kidneys to retain the water, and you urinate less. As the body gets dehydrated, the heart has to pump harder to pump blood through the vessels.

A good way to determine if you’re getting enough water is if you’re urinating every two to four hours, the output is light-colored, and there’s significant volume—then you’re probably well-hydrated.

Feelings of drowsiness, moodiness, irritability or headaches can be ways to determine if you are dehydrated. The color and number of times you urinate can also be determining factors.

As I share the importance of water intake, many times I’ll hear comments like:

“I don’t like drinking water. Ugh, it tastes like nothing.”
“I can’t drink that much water in a day!”
“I get plenty of water from my coffee, protein drinks, tea, soda/juice, alcohol, milk, etc.”
“I get plenty of water from the food I eat. I eat lots of fruits and vegetables.”

“Okay Karen, you’ve convinced me. How much water should I drink?”

Overall, drinking adequate amounts of water, particularly before meals, may have a significant weight loss benefit, especially when combined with a healthy diet.

ACTIVITY 2