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You’ve lost that bloated feeling, now it’s gone, gone, gone.  

Did you sing that with me? That’s okay if it gets your attention.  Digestive health is important for many reasons so it’s definitely a topic worth exploring a second time.  I’ve been eating clean for so long that when I do go off track it affects me physically.  In other words, I feel like crap.  My belly is puffy and my body feels sluggish. Almost like having a hangover from drinking too much alcohol.

It’s easy to do.  It’s summer and we are on vacation, visiting family and friends.   You think to yourself eating those few chips won’t hurt or having a few glasses of wine is okay because you’ve been to the gym.  BUT when you add everything together that you’ve decided “won’t hurt” too much it may be greater than you think it is.
Sound like you too?  It’s time to get it back under control before a few days turns into a few weeks which turns into a few months.   One thing that has really helped me is water.  Water. Water. Water.  Our bodies are composed of about 60% water.  Not only is water critical for our bodies to function, it helps flush out toxins.
When I go off track with my eating, I am also off track with drinking the amount of water that my body needs each day.  Rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces.  This means if you weigh 200 pounds, you should try to drink 100 ounces of water.  150 pounds shoot for 75 ounces of water.
To make sure I was drinking enough water, I actually stopped at the store and grabbed a gallon jug of spring water. Yes, that’s me dragging the gallon of water in and out of the gym. I now fill up that gallon of water at home every morning and take it with me.  Seeing the water in the jug go down throughout the day is great motivation.
Something as simple as making sure I was drinking enough water had me feeling better in one day.  If there is just one thing you should do differently, it would be to drink the water your body needs.
To your health,

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