Week 1 of the 8 Week Get Healthy Plan

To see the 8 Week Get Healthy Plan Intro- CLICK HERE

Here we go!
Every Thursday I will be putting up the info for each week. You can choose to start your week right away on Thursday or anytime you wish. I recommend you start no later than Monday the following week.

Many plans call for a detox. Detoxing can be great especially since it will help flush our body from the junk we have been eating and give us a fresh start. I have done these crazy juice/smoothie/fruit only 3 day detox plans and found myself starving and waiting for the 3 days to be over to pig out.

For week one our way to detox will be to start drinking more water every day.
No need to change much else, JUST-DRINK-WATER.
Doing that will help flush out those toxins, help you feel fuller, and keep your energy up.

You will need to make one more small change though- Remove any soda (including diet soda) and juices from your diet.
Instead of grabbing a soda from the fridge, reach for the water instead.
If you really need, you can have your morning coffee but try to use a natural sweetener and lower fat milk or almond milk. Keep it to one cup a day.

How much water should I drink?
You should aim for 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. This is somewhere from 2-3 liters of water a day. So if you weigh 150 lbs then you should drink 75 ounces of water which is a little over 2 liters of water.
Don’t get too stuck on the numbers though. Just drink as much as you can throughout the day.

Here are a couple tips to help you get in that water each day:
1- Read my post HERE about keeping track of the water and more.
2- Pick a bottle or nice cup to keep your water in. Keep this bottle with you wherever you go. Once it is empty, fill it right back up and keep drinking. Every time it is empty, refill.

Water is so boring, how can I possibly drink that much every day!?
You can add frozen fruit to the water to add some flavor.
A squeeze of lemon and a little stevia makes a great healthy lemonade.
Naturally sweetened tea is included. All you need to do is brew your favorite cup of tea (I like green tea) and add some stevia or a little honey (very little would be best). Drink it hot or cold throughout the day.

Since you may not be used to drinking this much, you may be visiting the restroom a little more often than usual. But that is good, you are flushing out those toxins and your body is getting rid of the extra water it is holding onto.

I will be back on Sunday with a post including some other great ways to get in your water and a special drink that can kick up your metabolism and boost your detox.

So fill up a pitcher of water and let’s do this!!!!

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  1. i take a bottle with me to work with the aim to finish the whole thing. i think it's 1/2 a liter. so hard i hate water! but i don;t really drink anything else anymore, unless i'm a guest by someone. but coffee i have to drink!

  2. Drinking more water is definitely something I need to work on, especially with the hot summer coming. Recently I've been adding fresh mint leaves and ice to make the water more flavoursome and refreshing!

  3. Whirlwind says:

    Hi I just found your blog and would like to join. I actually recently started working on drinking more water every day. I've been slicing lemon and lime into a water pitcher in my fridge because I don't like plain water. I just ordered this water infuser to make the job easier
    You can buy one or several in different colors for different additions to your water. I'm going to try the watermelon and mint idea suggested on your blog.

    1. That is a great idea. I have seen pitchers similar to that but never tried it. Let me know how it is!

  4. I fill a large cup with water ad drink it with a straw. For some reason I find I drink more with a straw than out of a cup or s sports bottle.

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