Business Summary: Laura Hartung a Registered Dietitian (RD) works with businesses, groups and individuals throughout Greater Boston including; Boston, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Dedham, Chestnut Hill, Framingham, Lexington, Millis, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, Weston Wayland, Westborough, Woburn.. Corporate Wellness programs are offered to Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in Massachusetts.

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For Weight Control, Don’t Skimp on Water

By Laura Hartung MA, RD

Make sure you are properly hydrated!  Dehydration can slow your metabolism and cause headaches.  Who wants to work out if they have a headache?  If you’re not getting your 8 glasses per day, lack of water may be causing you to eat more than you think!

Your brain mistakes thirst for hunger so you may reach for food when you really are thirsty. Dislike plain water? Add a splash of lemon, lime or orange for flavor and a little Splenda for sweetness.

Drink up!  Water is the most overlooked nutrient when it comes to good health! An essential substance that comprises 55-70% of your weight

   8 cups for average adults but athletes need 12 cups or more

   The more muscle you have the more water you need

   A natural appetite suppressant – people often mistake hunger for thirst

   Helps prevent dry skin

   Prevents dehydration

   Keeps you regular

   Helps your body metabolize and eliminate stored fat

   Main component of blood & helps transport nutrients to the cells

   Only nutrient besides carbohydratess that is shown to enhance performance soon after consumption

   Use no other nutrient more quickly

   Cushions brain and tissue joints

   Helps prevent urinary tract infections, kidney stones & bladder cancer