The C9 booklet describes that you should drink between 2 and 2.5 litres of water a day, and 3 litres for men. Water has no calories, is free, (I’m not getting into any arguments here – you don’t have to buy it at the supermarket), and has no sugar. Why wouldn’t we want to drink it?
Alternatives to water during the 9 days are suggested as fruit teas, with no added sugar, or adding a slice of lemon to your water. You can vary it by having it hot or cold. “Whoopdidoo” I hear you cry! Well, lets face it. Water is good for us. Most of our body is made up of water, so we should make sure we drink lots every day.
But, 2.5 litres? Really?
Drink Water and fight your snacking
One of the things I’ve noticed during the last few days is that when I’m feeling a bit hungry, if I drink water, that hunger goes away. It was my day for a run today, and I really thought that I’d be too hungry to get around. So, I had more water than usual before I set off, and a kiwi when I came back. And do you know what? I had a fab day. I felt fit, alert, and full of energy. It was only before my run that I felt any hunger, and that was curbed by drinking water.
I know I’ve heard in the past to drink water before you go out on a night out, drinking alcohol, to prevent hangovers. Maybe that’s to fill you up so you don’t drink as much in the first place? I’m sure it works to some extent.
I’ve filled a 2 litre bottle up each day to make sure I drink it all. Most days, I’ve drunk at least a litre of water in the morning. I’ve always liked water, so it’s not been difficult for me. I have had some fruit teas, and some hot water, but not much. And, the most surprising thing about all this? I haven’t missed my morning coffee! Yay! 🙂
So, I’m going to commit to drinking at least 2 litres of water every day once this programme has finished. Can you make a change and drink more water every day? How will you do it & how will you remind yourself? Let us know below, or on our Facebook page