Oops ... I found myself enjoying my weekend a little too much. Do you ever to that? Do you wonder what you can do to repair the damage of your overindulgence? It's easier than you think.
Last night when I went to bed I was feeling a bit ... well ... stuffed ... though I walked all day long at a museum with my daughters and grandson, and I ate well for breakfast and lunch my "oops" day began with eating a bag of movie theater popcorn. OK, I had water with it, but nonetheless a full large bag, minus the teeny bit my daughter ate wasn't the smartest idea.
Though I had a water with me, I had no place to get ice, so I didn't drink as much as I usually do. After dinner I was all set thinking I hadn't done too badly all day. The popcorn, though riddled with yukky fats, flavors, and too much salt, did offer some fiber so I wasn't going to beat myself up over that! Plus when we returned to my daughter's house I spent a couple of hours in the pool swimming laps, treading water, and playing. After dinner fresh strawberries and homemade whipping cream were offered which were wonderful and I enjoyed a serving size. Then my grandson brought out something near and dear to me ... chocolate ... and not the 'good for your heart dark chocolate ... but milk chocolate! Before long I had overindulged and felt sluggish when I went to bed. But all was not lost!
I recalled reading somewhere that one way to kick start a day of better choices should begin with water. So, this morning, I got up and downed a big glass of water and am back on track. So if you find yourself overindulging ... don't despair ... grab a hold of the new day with a vengeance and you'll be fine! A blog I wrote not too long ago reminded me that I am not perfect and when I reread it, I knew I was going to be all right. Read it here.
When you enjoy life a bit too much ... flush out the toxins of your choices with some water and keep it up! Water has some amazing benefits. Oh, want proof?
Read about the 9 great reasons to drink water from the Dumb Little Man!
Drink more water and lower cholesterol.
Maybe if water was more expensive, people would pay more attention to consume enough of it on a daily basis. We are living in a dehydrated world of carbonated beverages, caffeine and alcohol. Read more about this on the Ririan Project site.
Need a way to get your kids to drink more water ... read "Why is Water the Way to Go?"
So, there you have it ...
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I am ...
... a former blogger for a health site, which means eating healthy aka heart smart
which has become a passion for me. I will start at the beginning when I first
discovered I had high cholesterol.