Want to knock a few dollars off of your grocery bill without changing the amount of food that you buy? Stop buying drinks. Even though lemonades, herbal teas, and smoothies are all paleo-friendly drinks, making these takes ingredients and those ingredients cost money. Even a small box of herbal teas can add as much as $5-$7 to your grocery bill. So many times, we spend money on things that we don’t consciously realize we are spending money on and these choices can cause a lot of frustration when we are working on getting healthy.
Does it sound too simple to be true? Try this test, take your last grocery bill and add up the amount of money that you spent on drinks. This isn’t just the unhealthy drinks that you may have bought for your non-paleo family members, but your drinks as well. You might be surprised by the results.
Now ask yourself what your bill might look like if you drank nothing but water. Water is not only cheap, in most cases it is free, but it is also essential for your overall health. Water hydrates the body, allowing you to flush out toxins and keep your system moving. Drinking enough water will also help to clear the skin, give you energy, and help your body function at its optimal level.
But there is something else that water gives us, and it is especially important if you are trying to lose weight, water is a great way to help the body feel full. Unlike most diets that leave you feeling like you are starving simply having enough water in your system is enough to keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours.
And of course, if the extra expense is worth it for you, then there are healthy alternatives that you can use to drinking plain water. For example, some people choose to add some fruit slices to their water bottles so that they can get some of the health and taste benefits of that fruit. Even though there is a cost to those fruits, and some prep time depending on which fruits you have selected, it is an easy way to keep you from becoming bored with your water routine.
When you make the decision to take control of your water intake, you aren’t just doing something wonderful for your health, you are also doing some great for your budget. Stores are filled with the latest supplements, diet aids, and drinks that are supposed to make you healthy. The television advertises fitness and healthy living products at all hours of the day and night. But true health doesn’t need to be that complicated or expensive, and water is proof of that.