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One of the most important parts of being healthy and losing weight, is water.  Of course, we all know that we are made of water and obviously need water to survive, but hydration is one of the most vital aspects of weight loss.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • When you are dehydrated, there is a reduction in your blood volume.  When this happens, it takes longer for oxygen to reach your muscles which can make you feel tired, physically and mentally.  It also makes it harder for your muscles to rebuild themselves after exercise or any kind of use.
  • Drinking water before, after and during a meal can help you feel fuller faster and stop the urge to start post meal snacking, or eating more than you need.
  • Drinking plenty of water helps flush out dangerous toxins in your body that can lead to illness, weight gain and difficulty losing weight.
  • You’re skin will thank you!  Staying hydrated is the #1 way to keep your skin healthy and clear, and has been proven to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
  • Many people have problems differentiating hunger from thirst.   The urge to snack even when you’ve recently eaten could easily be a sign of dehydration.  When you want to snack, drink a glass of water and then see how you feel!

What water has done for me:

  • My skin has never looked better!  I used to have dry, peely, oily, blotchy skin that was never clear.  Now that I’ve eliminated hormone-loaded dairy products from my diet and am drinking at least 4 liters of water a day, my skin is very healthy and practically perfect! (exercising and sweating out toxins also has been a major factor)
  • I hardly ever get headaches any more
  • I can go longer running without needing a water break
  • My portion sizes have gone down significantly and I get fuller faster
  • The number on the scale has gone down along with my urge to snack!

Water is a major contributor to the BMI and overall health of any given person.  Proper hydration is essential on your quest for the perfect you!

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My name is Savannah!  I was born in Orem Utah and lived in Vancouver Washington until I was 8.  I then moved to beautiful Santa Barbara California, where I currently reside and have lived for the past 9 years.  The mere 1,010 mile difference in geographic location between Vancouver WA and Santa Barbara CA has caused my family and I to experience serious culture shock.  To move from nearly constant rain and a life spent mostly indoors, to a city where the residents can count on perfect 70 degree weather and clear skies almost every day has brought us to make serious lifestyle changes.  I am now 16 years old, and over the past year I have taken much interest in the topics of health, fitness, body image and the likes.

My freshmen year of high school I reached an all time high of 175lbs.  I only exerted energy when forced to, and I had no filter as to what or what I should not eat.  I was not health conscious in the slightest-  I did what I wanted!  On the other hand, I felt terrible 24/7.  I hated my body and I hated myself.  I’ve made some drastic changes to my lifestyle since then, and I am starting this blog 30 pounds lighter at the weight of 145lbs.  I have a very healthy non-obsessive take on weight loss.  I am very opposed to calorie counting, dieting, and excessive exercise.  I believe strongly that confidence, how you feel, and self love are far more important than the number on the scale.

I write this blog with the goal of bringing people inspiration and information. I offer a fresh perspective and new approaches to exercise, healthy diet, peer pressure, social media and my own personal journey from unhealthy, to fairly fit ;)