23 May Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
How is the food logging going?? If you are tracking, hopefully you’re in the neighborhood of your estimated calorie needs on a regular basis. Additionally, how are your macronutrient ratios looking? While calories are important, where they come from is important for proper fueling, especially for those who are physically active. And lastly, veggies, veggies, veggies. We hope you’re getting in a couple to few servings of fruit and plenty of veggies. Fruits and veggies are excellent sources of our blog topic this week.
New challenge for this week! As we are hopeful for this weird weather to settle and for summer to officially arrive in a month (or less), are you hydrating yourself adequately? While we know that our bodies are made up of about 60% water, are you familiar with all of the amazing things water does for us?
Link to the image below: https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/water-you-what-water-does-your-body
Fun fact: water is adequate for our day to day, but when we’re physically active for more than an hour (ie. bootcamp), an electrolyte replacer before/during/or after workout can be helpful. On the other hand, excessive caffeine intake can be detrimental because they act as a diuretic and cause us to lose more fluid.
So how do you know how you’re doing with your hydration challenge? The urine test is an easy guide to use. Think pale lemonade – light is a good sign, while dark or cloudy can indicate you have some drinking to do. Here are 6 tips for healthy hydration. Cheers!
RECIPES FOR THIS WEEK