Establish Essential Habits: Drink Sufficient Water

“Water is the best liquid possible to cleanse the tissues.”
—Ellen White

Primary Goal: To discover the optimum amount of water that you should drink, adjust as needed, and then maintain that amount throughout each day.
Secondary Goal: To decrease/eliminate consumption of sweetened beverages (regular or diet) and fruit/vegetable juices and replace with plain water.
Time Frame: One week (or as much or as little time as you need).

Learn About The 8 Laws of Health: For additional information, please read the chapter on “Water” in “Section #2. The 8 Laws of Health.”

Keep using your glucose meter every day and focus on drinking more water. If you are still drinking sodas, regular or diet, or just have to have your morning orange juice (and I don’t care if it’s fresh-squeezed!), this is a good time to stop. Yes, cold turkey. Make sure you have plenty of water on hand! You can drink bottled water, tap water, or filtered water, but not distilled water because you need the minerals.

Drink enough water to rehydrate your body’s cells. Dehydrated cells become more insulin resistant.

Your first instinct when you have a blood sugar spike may be to drink more water. Drink enough to satisfy your thirst, but don’t overdo it, because excess water flushes out the electrolytes your body needs.

How much water should you drink?

Is it possible to drink too much water?

Should you drink water with meals?

What about unsweetened sparkling water?

To find the answers to these questions—and more—access our article, Drink Sufficient Water.

The next blog post will be on eliminating all sugar, but you can get a head start on that by eliminating all sugary drinks—including fruit and vegetable juices!—and replacing them with plain, pure water.