Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Remember, there's great value in achieving the goal,
but the greater value is in the struggle and hard work it took to achieve it."

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Quote of the Day

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which,
more than anything else,
will affect its successful outcome."
~ William James

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Nothing will work unless you do."
~ Maya Angelou

Water, water, water... Detox, detox, detox...

I drink a lot of water. I actually love drinking water. I also like drinking coffee. Most times I feel like I NEED coffee to function. The last little while I've been getting serious heart palpitations and I feel it even more so with coffee now a days, to the point where I haven't drank coffee now in 4 days. That may not seem like a lot, but if you knew me, that's a long time.

Last week I came across a recipe for detoxifying water which stated to have the effects of decreasing bloating thus losing weight. 5lbs (of water weight) in 1 week, at that. Many people claim to have the answer to everything and yet, not all claims work for everyone. But, because of my love for water (I also love to add fruits of veggies to my water) I decided to try this recipe. Whether it works or not, a fresh new flavor in a beverage I already drink, what's the harm?

It's been a week now and I will admit that I definitely have lost water weight from this drink. It 's addictive and tasty and it works! OHH, I forgot to mention, Dandelion Root is also used as a coffee replacement! It curbs the craving of caffeine! And guess what?! I really believe it works! I haven't gotten any caffeine withdrawal symptoms like I usually would not having a coffee.

Here's the recipe:

60oz Distilled Water
2 Tbs Lemon
1 Tbs Cranberry Juice (NO SUGAR)
1 Dandelion Root Tea Bag
~ This one did not have instructions on how long to let sit before drinking however with the Dandelion Root, because this tea is usually a hard and stubborn root to steep, cold water takes even longer so I let it sit over night.

The cranberry juice and dandelion root tea are not cheap but I personally think its well worth it. I bought them from S&H Health Food Store. It was a bit cheaper there than Nature's Source.

A week later my cousin Kayla  told me about another detoxifying water drink. I love how it tastes and I've heard good things about it. I've just started it recently and I'm still drinking the other drink so I can't say for sure if its working or not. But here's the recipe for that one:

2L Distilled Water
10 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Lemon Sliced
1 Tsp of shredded Ginger
Half a Medium Sized Cucumber
~ let sit for at least 8hrs

It may be a lot of water if you are not used to drinking water. But water is very important for you! Don't be intimidated. Pick one and try half the recipe to start. You keep your body hydrated and you cleanse your body! Your body will thank you!