Thursday, January 21, 2010

ECO Bottle from Tupperware

First let me say, I was not asked to review this product by Tupperware.  I was given he ECO bottle as a thank you gift by a friend of mine who is also a top director for Tupperware.  Since one of my New Years Goals is to Drink 8 Glasses of  Water a day, I figured I might share how I am finding it a little easier to make that happen, ESPECIALLY when I am not a real fan of Water.

The ECO bottle from Tupperware is first and foremost environmentally friendly, you can use this bottle over and over and you don't have to worry about filling up the landfills with your empty bottles.  My favorite thing about the ECO bottle is that it will hold 1 liter of water, which means I only need to drink 2 of these in a day to get in my 8 glasses of water.  I find it very easy to fill my bottle from my large Brita tank in the fridge before I head out the door for the day, and then when I get home after running errands I fill it up again for my afternoon water needs.

 



"Drink 8 glasses of water each day" is what we hear all the time but what weight loss benefits do we get from drinking water?
All functions within the body require the presence of water. A well hydrated body enables these functions to occur quickly and efficiently. All chemical processes involve energy metabolism and drinking plenty of water will make us feel more energetic and boost our metabolic rate
Drinking water is important if you're trying to lose weight, some studies have shown that thirst and hunger sensations are triggered together. If there is a slight dehydration the thirst mechanism may be mistaken for hunger and one may eat when the body is actually craving fluid. As most food contains some water, if one doesn't drink much they may be subconsciously driven to eat more to gain the necessary water supply however, you also gain the undesired effects of increased calorie consumption. Drinking more water can help to prevent overeating and benefit weight loss. 
(The information above comes from HERE) 
How much water should you drink?
According to nutrition.about.  A good estimate is to take your body weight in pounds and divide that number in half. That gives you the number of ounces of water per day that you need to drink. Go HERE for a Water Calculator based on your personal weight.  They will ask you a series of 8 questions regarding your weight, environment, exercise, etc. and give you a final total based on your answers.

BUT you need to remember that about 20% of the foods you eat also have water, so what ever number you come up with you should reduce that number by 20%.  I am not a nutrition expert, this is just the information I have gathered by doing my own online research.  So according to my water calculator results I should drinking 125.5 ounces of water a day, but because I am eating a healthy diet, exercising, and have no other medical issues my final water total for a day is 100.4 ounces or 3 fill-ups of my ECO bottle from Tupperware.

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