I read this article based on research by a blogger who only drank water for a month. For some people this isn’t a big deal since that’s almost all they drink anyway. I’m not one of those people. I probably average a soda per day, along with a glass of juice per day.
Y’all know my issues (chronic pain from back issues/tendon transfer, diabetes, thyroiditis, IBS, fibromyalgia, insomnia, anxiety, depression, lupus) which cause pain, brain fog, fatigue. At this point, I’m looking for things that will help alleviate any of the symptoms I feel on any given day. This research seems to suggest that consuming only water may help.
I currently weigh 210 pounds (I gained back 20 of the pounds I lost when I switched to the low FODMAP diet to figure out whether I have IBS or IBD) and my forehead is totally broken out. That could be related to my menstrual cycle or it could be diet-related. I don’t think I ever had a breakout this bad in my teens.
So today I start 30 days of drinking only water. I already hate the idea of this. Like HATE it. I dislike depriving myself of anything because it makes me want it more. However, I hate feeling like shit all the time more, so we’ll give it a go. I’m taking the one-day-at-a-time approach. If I fall off the wagon, I fall off the wagon. And then re-start.
If I notice any tremendous difference in a week, I’ll give an update.