Drink extra water in the fall

When the temperature gets cooler we forget to drink as much water as we need. The cooler air is drier and dehydrates us more quickly than we would suspect. This time of year there is a tendency to reach for sweet snacks and overindulge on cookies and candy around the holidays. This craving for sweets is often a mistaken need for more water. You can help avoid gaining as much holiday weight if you reach for a glass of water whenever you are tempted by the sweet stuff. You will do your body good by keeping it hydrated and avoiding the sugary foods.