Health Goal: More Water

One of my health goals for the year is to drink more water. We all know the benefits: natural appetite suppressant, flushes wastes and toxins keeping our kidneys healthy, great for your skin. I wish I was better at it but I think this year I'm going to master it. Here's my 3 step plan.

1. I'm committed to using a reminder app. I've actually been messing with 3 different ones: Plant Nanny, a fun game app, you have to keep your plant alive by drinking water and logging it and Waterlogged and WaterMinder which are more traditional tracking apps. I'll let you know which I end up using the most.

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2. I've got a cool bottle to help keep track of how much water I'm drinking each day, it's got these rainbow bands you can roll up each time you refill the tumbler.

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and 3. I already love so many of the foods that are good sources of water so eating more of these will be an easy one...

Cucumbers: 95% water, low in calories and are my go-to replacement for crackers. Pictured: Cucumber Cold Cut "Sandwiches", Shelly's Greek Hummus Rounds, Cucumber "Fries," Cucumber & BLT Egg Salad, Cucumber and Greek Yogurt Dip, Cucumber Cold Cut Roll-ups, Cucumber Plank Scoopers with Curry Chicken Salad, Cucumber and Cottage Cheese, More Cucumber Cold Cut "Sandwiches."

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Zucchini: Get yourself a spiralizer and make zucchini noodles. Zucchini is 95% water. Serve like pasta with sauces or in broth-based (more water) Zucchini Noodle Soup.

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Lettuce: Makes a great Taco shells for a variety of fillings.

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Cauliflower: 92% water. Try it roasted with a protein-packed Greek yogurt dips (which is another great source of water.)

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Tomatoes: One of my favorites Caprese salad (Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella, Oregano) or Shelly's Pizza Tomatoes topped with cheese and seasonings and broiled till melty.

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Strawberries: Strawberry Cheesecake Ricotta Pancakes for breakfast, one of my favorite post weight loss surgery desserts are Strawberry Cannoli filled with Ricotta cheese or a Strawberry Protein Shake.

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Do you have any health goals for the year?

4 comments:

Alice said...

Just downloaded the app.

Vince Perugini said...

Love the app idea. It's easy to drink too little water without even realizing it.

Babette said...

Just a note to thank you for this fantastic and generous website. I followed you 7 years ago as I prepared for my VSG and now I'm following you again as I prepare for a DS. I know you must have heard it a hundred times, but you really should write the definitive cookbook! You're the first resource I seek out when I need food ideas and I thank you again. /Babette

Anonymous said...

Im two months out from sleeve and am also on the water band wagon pretty hard :D I track my water in the same app I track my food, but love the app ideas. I mostly just wanted to say I love your site and have been coming for several months - it was very helpful for preparing for my WLS and getting ideas that arent the same 10 ones recirculated on every WLS site. Thanks for being here on your little corner of the internet!