I've never really been good at the whole 'healthy eating' thing. I can't help it. I like to enjoy my meals and typically, the foods I enjoy are either full of sugar or saturated fats or both. Lately though, it seems like everyone around me has been going on some sort of a health journey. Everyone is on some crazy diet or cleanse, but I just can't bring myself to cut my favorite snacks and bad habits out of my life.
Now a while ago, I read somewhere that water is practically a miracle solution. It's great for your skin, hair, nails and just overall health. You may have already guessed, but I also suck at drinking water. While having a healthy living discussion with my dad and sister the other day, he told me that, if there's one change you can make in your diet to live a healthier life, it should be water. Drink more water.
They say that you should actually drink about 1.5 L of water a day. At first, I thought that this would be difficult, but I figured I would give it a try. Turns out, I can do this! It's only day one ... but I feel like I'm onto something. I'm not going to cut out everything I love .. I will still eat my favorite foods (in moderation) and I will still have my morning coffee. But I can substitute any juices or carbonated drinks for water .. and I can make ONE healthy life change. I will also be more consistent with my daily vitamins, which should be easy since I'll always have water around now. This is progress and hey, you gotta start somewhere!