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Eat Your Water

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  1. eagerquit
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    Good Morning All,

    One of the 4D's of quitting smoking is drink water. Staying hydrated is important for everyone. I found a website that explores interesting ways to get our daily quota of water. It has the interesting name of "21 Ways to Eat Your Water"
    https://skinnyms.com/21-ways-to-eat-your-water/

    “We’ve all heard it before: eight glasses a day! Water comes not just in a glass, but on the plate, too. For those who can’t seem to drink enough water or who want to supplement their intake, eating high water content foods is a great option.”

    Some of the items the site mentions:

    Iceberg lettuce 96% water
    Red Tomato 94% water
    Pineapple 87% water
    Water melon 92% water
    Cantaloupe 90% water
    Oranges 87% water

    Eagerquit

  2. jenna lee, quit coach
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    Thanks for this eagerquit!

    What a creative way to change up the drinking water strategy. This also ensures we are getting other essential nutrients too.

    Best,

    Jenna Lee
  3. treepeo
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    Hi eagerquit,

    It's funny that you brought this up, because lately, I have begun looking up the benefits of eating certain foods.  I found myself eating more English cucumbers because they were grown in Ontario.  Just for the heck of it, I did some research on the internet to see if they had any nutritional or other value, and I learned a lot.  So then I went on to learn about other foods that I eat a lot of.  And again, all of the information was an eye opener.

    I have found that since I quit smoking, I want to learn more about diet and nutrition.  When I smoked, I felt, what's the point, smoking makes everything meaningless.  But now, I have a real chance to improve my health further, and I'm going for it.  Quitting smoking has given me a new lease on life, and I really appreciate that.  It's fun to start caring about yourself again. 
  4. eagerquit
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    Good Morning Treepeo,

    I too have been taking a great interest in nutrition since I quit. Taking a hard look at what I eat has been a major eye opener for me too. It has resulted in much more concentration on fruits and vegetables and developing creative ways to enjoy them. Variations of salads with dressings and jellos with fruit can make this quite enjoyable. Being responsible to oneself is very important.

    Eagerquit
  5. brieffree
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    Hi eagerquit

    You are totally right, is all about good nutrition and life style, then enjoy it will coping and crating more Confidence to keep the Quite! The way is clear, all we need is to enjoy it!

    Keep the Great strategy!  
  6. marianne, quit coach
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    Hello Everyone- great discussion!

    Treepeo, It is so good to hear how after quitting smoking, that domino effect to make changes with another area in your life is happening.  Quitting smoking being a new lease on life where you are caring more about yourself.    Eagerquit, since quitting smoking, having creative ways to enjoy your food, being more attentive to self.  And Brieffee, enjoying the new lifestyle, being more confident to keep the quit!  

    Marianne

    Last modified on 30 Sep 2018 11:28 by marianne, quit coach
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