Being Thirsty

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I don’t feel so good…answer, why don’t you have some soup and crackers or 7-up?  I am stressed out! Answer – where is the chocolate!  I am soooo tired!  Answer I think if I eat I will wake up.  I feel depressed and fat…answer I will sit on the couch and eat a whole bag of chips to feel better…see what I mean?  I am sure you can all relate and have your “thing” that you try to heal and fix with food.  If not, yeah for you – you are healthy and rare…

So, next time you want to GRAZE…drink water first!  Sit yourself down and avoid shoveling in those empty calories to fill the “void”.  Find out what the real void is!  In this case, dehydration.  That feeling of wanting something is the body saying I need water.  Especially this time of year, we start to drink less water and can be living in a state of dehydration.  We are not sweating as much as in the summer…so we think we can get away with less water.  Not true my friends…your body is made up of 70% water…you want that “old” water sitting in there?  Holding wastes and weight?  Think of water as cleansing out all those wastes your body produces with movement and life…it will bath the cells in fresh clean water, flushing out those extra pounds that sit there…we need to drink more water.

So…sit down with yourself and promise yourself to drink more water, especially when the craving to graze comes along…okay?  Deal?

About Janelle Baldwin

Janelle Baldwin is a physical therapist assistant (PTA) and lead fitness trainer for Agnesian HealthCare’s on-site fitness center, called the ZONE. She is a certified weight trainer (CWT), a strength and conditioning specialist (STS) and a certified strength and conditioning instructor (CSCI). Her 15 years of professional experience ranges from home care and work hardening/conditioning with the Agnesian HealthCare Sports, Spine & Work Center for many years to her role as a certified personal trainer; teaching fitness classes for which she is trained and certified for and maintaining the on-site fitness facility.

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