If you've just begun your health and fitness journey your likely really in tune with your body. And by "in tune" I mean, you're noticing every little change, or lack of change, that's happening with your improved quality of life. Your energy levels are changing, you feel soreness/fatigue, maybe you're not losing the weight/inches so you think..
Maybe I need more fiber? I think I'm low on iron... How much protein should I be consuming I don't think I'm getting enough? I need to start taking vitamins I think my bodies lacking something.
All of which I have asked myself as the biggest hypochondriac on this planet. (Okay maybe not THE biggest, but I'm up there.)
Now this would be a really good time for me to sell you on Shakeology, that WILL help all of these things, but not the point of this blog, I'll leave that research up to you.
So what most of you are probably lacking, (lacking meaning not consuming any of this or not consuming nearly enough), isn't protein, fiber, vegetables, fruit, carbs, certainly not caffeine (I probably drink enough of that for everyone), so what is it...? Can you guess?
H20. Water is actually the most important macronutrient.
"So.. I know I should know this, but remind me what a macronutrient is again..."
Macronutrients are chemical elements or substances that are required in large amounts for optimal health and quality of life. Macronutrients include carbs, protein, fats, fiber and water.
So how much should you be consuming?
According to Exercise and Sport Nutrition, ages 9-70 should be consuming 2.1L-3.7L/day.
To make this comparable:
3.7 liters = .977 gallons
125 oz = 1 gallon.
16-8 oz cups = 1 gallon
So now I present to you... tomorrow's Water Jug CHALLENGE.
Everyone who participates in this challenge by posting a picture with their water jug and tagging me in it on Facebook or Instagram gets an EXTRA submission to the August GIVEAWAY of portion control containers, the FIXATE Cook book, and a customized nutrition plan.