Do you drink a gallon of water a day?

I don’t.

Not even close.

But after getting into the shape of my life last spring, only to gain all of the weight back (and then some!) over the holidays, I am more determined than ever to make 2016 the year I stop making excuses and make health and fitness a priority.

So I’ve been speaking with the trainers at my gym, doing a ton of research online, and putting a holistic plan in place to ensure I succeed in my goals, and one of the things I hear and read about time and time again is the importance of drinking enough water each day.

I could talk your ear off about the link between adequate water intake and weight loss, but the bottom line is this: if you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to ditch all of those liquid calories you consume on a daily basis and increase the number of H2O you’re consuming.


But that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your beverages.

Quite the contrary, actually….

This is an excerpt from the article Fruit-Infused Water Recipe: Skin-Firming Citrus Boost Water which originally appeared on