Hydration for the nation

I’m so shit at keeping hydrated.

I’ve never been encouraged to keep drinking and how important it is not to get dehydrated and I am basically a walking advert for dehydration daily.

I’ve mega lost my ability to tell the difference between hunger and thirst, and the new tablets seem to be really helping, 

I’m trying to be mindful when I eat or drink, instead of just letting auto pilot take over, I’m asking myself; do I need to eat this? Am I really hungry? am I thirsty?

I’m not denying myself anything, I’m just trying to retrain my body and it’s so hard!

This morning for breakfast I did the mancub two slices of toast as normal, then I went to do myself two slices.  But it was auto mode again – I wasn’t that hungry, just giving my body what it needed.  So I had one slice and that’s all I wanted and needed.

I’ve spent my whole life seeing food as something to do to cure hunger, and not to fuel my body and brain, it’s hard to change but I want to and really need to.

I’m finding nutrition fascinating and especially at the moment how what you eat fuels your brain and what is ideal brain food.

I’m not going to lie I’m not eating flax seeds and berries etc. as well as I would like, my aim is to reduce processed food and refined carbs going forward but for now it seems important to get my brain and stomach back on the same page and then see how it goes.

I have a lovely HydrateM8 bottle which is a brilliant idea, but the bottle is HUGE and not practical to take out and about. Boo.

So I’m back to simple measures and counting 250ml glasses.

It’s amazing how poor diet and lack of water impacts the body, in myself I notice I feel so poorly and I wonder if I can alleviate any of my ongoing symptoms simply by adjusting my diet.

Lots to think about this morning, and maybe a good idea to set a little goal – I am rather attached to a sweet fix with a cup of tea every evening, so my mission is to find some natural and nutritious sweet treats.

As always, any suggestions welcome ❤

L⚜️

2 thoughts on “Hydration for the nation

  1. I really need to do this. To retrain my brain and stomach. I just eat for no reason, and too much sugar and processed food.
    Please can you tell me how you started. What steps do you take etc? X

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