Do you wake up in the morning feeling sluggish? You’ve just slept all night and still, you wake up feeling tired. What gives?
It may not actually be that you didn’t get enough sleep! You might be dehydrated.
Water is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies. Not only are we consuming far too many diuretics during the day, like coffee, some teas, soda, juices and energy drinks, but we then go several hours during the night without any water. By the time we wake up in the morning, we could be facing the signs of dehydration. One sign in particular is tiredness.
Before you reach for that cup of coffee to make you feel human, give water a try!
I’m not talking just plain water here. I’m talking about my favorite morning lemon elixir!
Morning Lemon Elixir
- 12 oz filtered water, heated
- 1 wedge of lemon (1/4 of the lemon), or more if desired
- 1-2 pinches of unrefined sea salt
- Squeeze lemon wedge into a mug and drop the wedge in.
- Add salt, then pour in hot water.
- Drink first thing in the morning before breakfast and any other beverage.
What makes this better than plain water? The unrefined sea salt will help replenish electrolytes in your body; a vital part of hydration! It ain’t just about the water, folks. You also need to have those minerals! This is definitely not the place for white table salt. In fact, I don’t recommend that ever. Always opt for unrefined sea salt like Pink Himalayan Salt, Celtic Sea Salt or Real Salt.
The lemon will not only give you a boost of Vitamin C, but it’s also fantastic for naturally supporting the liver’s ability to detox, and priming your digestive tract.
Give it a try! I challenge you to drink this each morning before you reach for your coffee. See how you feel after having your Morning Lemon Elixir for a few mornings and let me know how it goes! You can post in the comments below!
If you’re still experiencing that tired, run-down feeling when you wake in the morning, or even throughout the day, there may be more at play here. I can tell you for sure, it’s not a caffeine deficiency! This could be a sign of blood sugar dis-regulation and hormonal imbalance, and you have the power to turn this around for yourself once and for all. The 21-Day Sugar Detox may be a great way to start getting control of these issues for you!
You can explore how to gain your energy back, all throughout the day, by joining me for a FREE Health Strategy Session! You can schedule your session here.