Thursday, February 17, 2011

Guest Blogger Thursday: Nutrition Coach Jane Ashley

Dear Lovely Ladies,

Today I had a sugar craving. In fact, I’ve been having alot of them lately - usually late at night, and typically chocolate. And I noticed that my skin was breaking out and really dry. Usually when this happens, I realize that there is one thing missing in my diet that needs to be’s WATER. Water is one of the best things you can do for your skin and to aid in weight loss. And we all know that we are supposed to drink tons of water, so I am taking my own advice and getting more in. Will you do it with me? 

Here are my top 10 ways of getting more water into your body:

  1. Set a big glass of water next to your bed at night, and drink it in the morning before your feet hit the floor.
  2. Buy a cute water pitcher (I got mine at a tag sale - handpainted! see pic) to keep filled on your counter so when you pass it during the day, you remember to drink it. Aim for drinking the whole thing in one day.
  3. Keep a case of bottled water in your car and drink one every time you drive somewhere.
  4. Carry a water bottle with you whereever you go.
  5. Set the alarm on your phone for every hour and drink when it goes off.
  6. Eat more water-dense foods like celery, cucumber, watermelon, and lots of fruit and veggies.
  7. Add lemon, lime, cucumber or mint. Fill a pitcher with water and drop in a few slices of lemon. The refreshing taste will keep you going back for more.
  8. Mark down 8 boxes on a calendar or a piece of paper. Cross off each glass as you make progress.
  9. Purified water tastes much better and has less harmful chemicals compared with regular tap water. Try to drink filtered water where possible and you’ll enjoy it even more.
  10. Substitute a cup of warm water with a drop of honey for the coffee you might have after lunch and dinner. This will also help you eliminate caffeine, which dehydrates the body.

We hope you can join us for our first "Beauty Social" on Mar. 1 at the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library in Clinton, where women will gather to learn nutrition secrets, share a glass of wine and taste some delicious treats! Click here for more info!

Good luck and here’s to healthy skin and hydrated bodies!

Peace & Veggies,

Jane Ashley, founder of Beautiful Body—Beautiful Bride: Nutrition Coaching for brides-to-be, is an expert in bridal nutrition and holistic weight loss. In addition to her one-on-one coaching practice, group events and corporate workshops, Jane is a regular contributor to the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library blog, The Eat Right America™ Blog,  and is a sought-after speaker in the community.

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1 comment:

  1. Yes I highly agree with your blog, Water is an essential nutrient. All chemical reactions in the body depend upon it. If you’re trying to lose weight, this can’t be ignored. You won’t be able to lose weight without water to flush out the by-products of fat breakdown. When there isn’t enough water to dilute the body’s waste products, kidney stones may form. When the kidneys aren’t working to their full potential, the liver must step in and help. Once this happens the liver can’t optimally perform its other important.