Body: AHHHHHH, you're killing me!
Brain: Come on! Up and at 'em. You need to get to spinning class, I think you'll get a spot today!
Body: I don't care, I can barely lift my butt.
Brain: But, you've been working so hard.
Body: Were you NOT at the beach yesterday?
Brain: Well, I did wander off for a bit to daydream.
Body: EXACTLY. You lose, I am staying put. Try again this evening.
This concluded with a couple more hours of sleep, which was just what my body needed.
Anyway, the real purpose of this post is because I've been on a Green Tea kick lately. I need to hydrate some more, I've been slacking off on my summer water intake. I brew green tea, ice it, and replace water with it in my water bottle.
|I've been using the Lipton brand of Green Tea bags|
|I brew about six or so, cups and steep about 4-6 tea bags for about 1-1.5 mins|
Benefits to green tea? Many, many, many. Really though. Among them you've probably heard about the antioxidant hype that green tea has, right? One of the antioxidants in green tea are catechins. Catechins help to break down fats and they also produce an inflammitory substance that triggers hunger. Green tea is also said to increase weight loss when combined with physical activity.
Green tea is delicious and perfect, especially with lemon and honey. Despite these benefits, all I know is that if drinking green tea is wrong I don't wanna be right ;)
What's helping you get all of your water intake this summer?