Article by Devani Alderson
Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? And when it comes to weight loss and fitness, this can actually slow down metabolism by 3% or more. You’ve probably heard the advice to drink water to help stave hunger pains. Well, 37% of Americans are reportedly disconnected enough from their thirst mechanism that thirst is often mistaken for hunger. So next time you feel hungry, try a glass of water, and see if that quenches the appetite.
In our family, we are big water drinkers, starting each morning with a tall, cool glass of water with a fresh lemon wedge. It’s a sort of “inner shower” to flush the system first thing, followed by a steady water bottle companion filled throughout the day.
In fact, just writing this is making me thirsty, so cheers, and bottoms up!
Devani Alderson is an aspiring writer and artist and works in social media and SEO marketing.