There are 3 very important things you should not do on a hot sunny day:
1. don’t forget to drink water
2. don’t wear tight clothes
3. don’t spent more than 15 minutes under direct sunlight
Otherwise some unexpected and bad things might happen … like what I experienced today:
Something very unpleasant happened to me today.
I got struck with heat apoplexy. It wasn’t as serious as it sounds, but the truth is – I felt weakness for 2 -3 hours after I got back home in the late afternoon. I am OK now, but it was very foolish of me not to drink water… and wearing those skinny jeans and uncomfortable high platform sandals..
Back home I realized I did spend the hottest hours of the day driving in my car or at the brightest sun taking photos of some beautiful scenery. Amazing, I didn’t feel a thing at the time, but later on … I felt like jellyfish and barely managed to drink a few glasses of water and make myself some tea (and coffee – sorry I know it’s dehydrating but I can’t live without it).
That’s what most weight loss diets recommend. Others, on the other hand, don’t pay much attention to water and emphasize more on eating healthy foods.
I’m not sure if you realize that sometimes you can overeat because you are dehydrated. Yep, foods contain liquids, your body needs liquids – so overeating with healthy foods is not excluded, either.
What you can do is the following:
Unfortunately today I did not drink enough water and didn’t have a juicy fruit at hand that is way I felt weakness and dehydrated for hours later.
I know, I know – everyone knows those advices, even I do, but yet I disobeyed them today and suffered a few hours because of the sunstroke. I assume no details are needed here.
Just the bottom line:
The more time you spend outside at bright day light, the higher the risks of:
Don’t do like me today and you will bear smoothly and without troubles the remaining summer heat.