Today’s Tip: Invest in a glass or stainless steel reusable water bottle
Here’s why: There are actually a few reasons why I recommend my clients make a small investment in a reusable glass or stainless still water bottle, but the main one is to reduce exposure to chemicals. Plastic bottles are a common source of endocrine disrupting chemicals, like Bisophenal A (BPA), which can have some seriously negative effects in the body. EDC’s may impact the following:
Increase oxidative stress
Alter hormone production in the body
Promote obesity through a variety of mechanisms
Just to name a few.
When you’re trying to get to the root cause of symptoms, including weight gain, it can help to decrease your overall exposure to toxins. Making this little switch can have a big impact especially if you are a frequent bottled water drinker. As a bonus you will also be reducing your use of plastic and your contribution to the landfills.
Here’s How: Find a glass of stainless steel bottle that fits your needs and take it everywhere with you. I am known for always having my favorite $14.99 bottle (literally) in hand. This will get you started. If you’re ready to make another simple upgrade invest in a stainless steel drink container for your hot drinks. Take it to the coffee shop, work, and anywhere else you typically get a coffee or tea to go. Some of my favorites come from brands like #ello, #yeti, #hydroflask. But do your own research and you’ll find one that works for you!
Pro tip: I like to have a separate bottle for water and hot beverages like coffee/tea because it is hard to get the residual smell and taste out of the my stainless steel bottles. But for Less than $50 you can get 2 really great bottles.
Give it the 24 hour challenge. Let me know in the comments how it works for you!
Get weekly tips like this one sent directly to you inbox by subscribing below...