What is the first thing that passes your lips in the morning? Is it coffee, a donut, bagel, or a soda perhaps?
I have to say, I have never understood how someone can have soda first thing in the morning. I am not judging, I just don’t understand. I have a friend who would drink a soda first thing when she woke up. On the flip side, some people probably can’t understand why I would have plain coffee first thing in the morning. But, I digress…
When I am following a healthy eating lifestyle (yes, I know, I should always follow a heathy eating lifestyle) I try to drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning.
It’s a tough habit for me to start but once I get started I find that I tend to drink more water throughout the day.
Benefits of being hydrated: (the following list are things that I have experienced and may not be the same for everyone).
- Clearer skin
- Reduced puffiness in my face
- Less inflammation in my joints
- Less irritability
- Better digestion
- Weight loss
- Clearer thinking
- Lower blood pressure
It has also been said that, ‘the first thing that passes your lips in the morning will be what you crave throughout the day’. I have to agree with this statement. After of few days of starting my day off with water, I find that I crave it more and drink more of it throughout the day.
What is the first thing that you eat or drink after waking?