When the weather gets cooler and our thirst mechanism isn't easily triggered, we often don't think about if we're getting enough fluids. Now that Thanksgiving is over, many of us will be surrounded by holiday treats, attending holiday parties, and shopping for hours. Drinking plenty of water will help you control hunger, avoid dehydration, and help you maintain healthy skin. Because everyone is individual in his/her water needs, I generally advise people to drink enough so that your urine is a very pale yellow. If you're not a huge fan of water, try adding a few slices of fruit or an ounce or two of 100% fruit juice to your 8 ounce glass. If you want a warm beverage, I suggest herbal or green teas and use just a teaspoon of sugar, honey, agave nectar, or stevia, if needed. Plan to drink a full glass before eating a meal or snack and anytime in between.
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