Great Ways to Get More H2O

Weight loss can feel like a never-ending endeavor comprised of a few steps forward and a few steps back. It seems to feel like everyone has a quick fix or an all too simple solution leading to lifelong permanent weight loss. Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute knows that you are in this for the long haul. You chose bariatric surgery because it was the best solution for you and our team is excited that you chose us to partner within changing your life. We know that on this journey, there are no quick fixes. You’ve chosen a lifestyle change and you want to change forever! Whether you are attempting to lose weight on your own or have already worked with us here, we want you to be successful. One thing that many people struggle with is staying properly hydrated throughout the day. This is extremely important in a hot climate like we have here in Brevard County, but also because thirst can be mistaken for hunger. The cues are different but with food so readily available, it can be easy to misinterpret the signs. Here are some great ways to get your daily water in without driving yourself crazy.

One way to get your daily H20 is to eat it…really! There are several vegetables and fruits that are made up of at least ninety-percent water giving them a power-packed punch. Some of these include foods like cucumbers, watermelons, lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower, strawberries, citrus fruits, and more. When you consume foods rich in water not only are you getting fiber and key micronutrients, you also receive tons of water keeping you feeling fuller for longer and aiding you on your way to weight loss.

Another great way to squeeze in more water is to infuse it with tasty fruits and vegetables. Cucumber water is a great way to up your intake. Again, adding produce serves more than one purpose here. You are getting your daily hydration needs with a new, tasty twist and also squeezing in extra minerals. For example, apples are high in iron. After a heart-pumping workout, try sipping on apple water for an iron boost. Melons provide extra potassium, an electrolyte lost through sweat, and watermelons along with mint can help sore muscles. There are so many options for incredible waters that will quench your thirst and fuel you along the way.