One-Week Fall Reboot

Hydration Tuesday

We’re usually so focused on what we’re eating, we may forget all about what we’re drinking. In fact, for some folks, it’s not until they feel thirsty that they even think about grabbing a sip. Staying ahead of thirst and proactively drinking helps the body function better; the joints are lubricated and ready for exercise, nutrients are delivered to cells more efficiently, organs work optimally, and digestion and metabolism are firing.

Water is always a good option to quench your thirst—it’s convenient and calorie-free. If you’re looking for a little more fun, sparkling flavored water, like LaCroix, is sure to hit the spot. I love them straight from the can or mixed into any number of tasty recipes, including this Sparkling Beach Plum Lemonade, Black Razzberry Slushy, and Cucumber Lemon Spa Water.

As a rough reference: You’re aiming for about half your weight in water ounces. For someone who weighs 150 pounds, that’s 75 ounces per day, or about nine glasses daily. If you exercise a lot or live in a warmer area, feel free to increase this amount.