Are you drinking enough??


It amazes me how many people I know or meet who drink very little water.

Humans can survive without food for weeks but without water you would be lucky to survive a few days depending on the environment your in.
Our bodies are made up of 60% water. Therefore, water plays a vital role in every aspect of our bodies needs.

Water supports our-

Digestion

Skin 

Circulation

Metabolism

Sleep

Energy levels 

Mood

If your leading a healthy and active lifestyle and you don’t drink enough water then in my opinion your efforts are flawed. 

You will achieve results a lot faster if you are properly hydrated.

Even if we don’t eat healthy or workout regularly drinking water is so important for our overall health.

Here are my top tips for staying hydrated-

1. Drink a minimum of 2 litres a day or   more, especially when its hot!โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ 

2. Buy a 1 litre bottle of water and take this to work and ensure you drink this before the end of the day.

3. Refill your bottle when your home or out with friends and ensure you take sips until this has gone. 

4. Avoid or limit the amount of fruit flavoured water you consume due to its sugar content. 

5. If you don’t like the taste of water add your own fruit for a refreshing twist.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

6. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to drink and certain times of day.

7. Download this cool app that reminds you to drink and tracks how much you have consumed daily.

Water Alert – Drinking Water Reminder and Tracker by LINKLINKS LTD https://appsto.re/gb/OGT6U.i

8. Ask your family,friends and colleagues to remind you to drink water.

9. Want to drink water in style? Buy a Drop bottle. These beautifully designed bottles will look fab on your desk at work.

http://www.dropbottle.co

I am in love with this rose gold one.

I hope these tips help.

If you want further tips, check out the rest of site and click the sign up button on my home page to get instant updates!๐Ÿ˜Š 

#water #hydrate #hot #girlvstupperware

The low down on the coffee giants festive drinks menus!

Starbucks, Cafe Nero and Costa have all released their Christmas drinks menu for 2016. 
People seem to get very excited about these, each to their own but i’d much rather sink my teeth into a large slice of chocolate cake or a delicious mince pie.

Due to bad publicity in recent years, largely due to the sheer volumes of sugar and fat in their Christmas drinks range, Starbucks owners can sleep better this Christmas knowing they have reduced the sugar content across a selection of their festive drinks menu! 

However don’t be fooled these drinks are still laden with huge amounts of sugar and fat. 

If people are health concious like me,  I certainly wouldn’t recommend indulging regularly in these hot festive beverages on your daily coffee run. These are definitely a treat and here are a few examples of why….

Starbucks’ new Fudge Hot Chocolate has been ranked one of the most unhealthiest festive drinks this year! 
The indulgent drink contains 287 calories that’s more than many of the chain’s sugary cakes and treats! And despite reducing the sugar content in its hot chocolate recipe by 22 per cent this year, the drink still contains 31.1g of sugar! One of the highest amounts on any festive menu!! It also has 11.9g of fat. 

Caffe Nero’s new Tiramisu Hot Chocolate contains 291 calories and a whopping 50.9g of sugar and this is its regular size! 

The Starbucks classic Toffee Nut Latte.
Despite having sugar content reduced by 4 per cent this year it still has 31g of the stuff! it also has 268 calories with 11.1og of fat

Costa’s unhealthiest festive coffee, is the new Honeycomb Latte, containing 217 calories

However there are a few healthier options for those of you who are interested.

Costa has a salted caramel cappuccino which is only 64 calories, it also has the least amount of sugar. 

Caffe Nero have also introduced a new tiramisu latte which also fairs well on the low sugar side.

As with all drinks at any of these chains you can still enjoy them without the cream and syrups which will reduce the calorie,sugar and fat content slightly. 

If your interested in saving your pennies and your waist line this Christmas here is a tasty drink you can enjoy without the guilt.


Ingredients-
120ml x Alpro dark chocolate almond milk 
1 tsp x coffee

40ml x boiling water

Sprinkle of cinnamon.

Boil the kettle and dissolve the coffee in the 40ml of hot water.

Add the dark chocolate milk and stir. 

Place in a microwave on full power for 1 minute 

Once warm enough sprinkle some cinnamon on top and enjoy.

This drink contains-
Calories- 59 Carbs- 9.5g Sugar- 8.6g Fat- 1.6g


I’d love to know what you think.

Also i’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

From Victoria x