It's a pretty common idea that if you want to improve your diet and eating habits, you should cut out caloric beverages. Drinking calories makes it far too easy to lose track of what you're really consuming, and when we've been doing it for years it can be hard to consider what a big difference cutting it out could make.
I've been drinking my 8 glasses (or more) of water daily for a while now, but I always had Diet Coke as my crutch. While I still roll my eyes when people go into the whole "diet soda is just as bad as regular soda" thing, and I know drinking it every now and then isn't going to kill me, I do realize that I'm better off without it.
The problem is that I think it's crazy to expect people to ONLY drink water every single day. I'm an American and I need some flavor. That's where this detox water comes in.
This water recipe will help clean up your system and even help your body burn calories more efficiently. That old rule "the more water you drink, the less you retain" is absolutely right, and drinking this apple cinnamon water will speed up the process of cutting water weight.
You will need:
A large pitcher
Cinnamon sticks (powdered works too, I used about one teaspoon)
*Update* Somebody suggested a squeeze of lemon to keep the apples fresher!
|Oops, I only had powdered cinnamon! :)|
Slice a fuji apple and toss the slices into the pitcher with the cinnamon stick. Cover with ice, then fill the pitcher with water and allow it to set in the fridge for 15 minutes before drinking. Enjoy it throughout the day in the place of any juice or soda you would normally have!