Over the next few weeks I'm going to be sharing some of my core healthy living principles with you. These are the recommendations that I start on with ALL of my one-on-one coaching clients, so you can think of these next few weekly Monday blog posts like you are starting your own coaching program with me! Cool!
Wherever you are at, these suggestions will be relevant, and if you've heard them before, that's okay! Likely you need the reminder - I know I always do!
Coaching tip #1: Start your day with a GIANT glass of water.
Every morning before I get out of bed, I drink a BIG ol' glass of water. It get things moving digestion wise and immediately energizes me.
Staying hydrated is essential for every part of your body to function optimally. On the flip side, de-hydration is the cause of so many issues: constipation, sluggish metabolism, low energy, headaches, dry skin, irritability, sugar cravings, trouble sleeping, muscle cramps and fatigue... the list goes on.
If I could teach everyone in the world just ONE thing to improve their health it would be to DRINK MORE WATER!
Yup, it's that important. AND the best part is that it's so SIMPLE.
I can hear many of you already "But Emily, I just don't love water. Is it okay if I drink tea instead?"
Well yes, and no. Beverages like tea, coconut water and kombucha are great, but most of what you drink should be straight up H20.
Water doesn't have to be plain or boring! Lately I've been loving lemon slices (or a few drops of doTERRA lemon essential oil) in my water. Adding fruit or fresh herbs is a great way to make your water more tasty and exciting.
So here's your homework assignment for this week: start your day with a BIG glass of water (I use these mason jars). Drink your water before your coffee or matcha or tea. Just DO IT!! And then let me know how you feel. My clients see a HUGE shift in energy, mood + cravings almost immediately from making this one simple change.
Do you drink water in the morning? How do you notice it effects your energy, mood, or cravings? Let me know in the comments below!