Friday, August 18, 2017

Can Drinking Water Really Make You Feel Fuller?

You are in the first week of your new diet and you are starving! Really think about it though, are you actually hungry or could you possibly just be dehydrated? The human body is made up of approximately 60 percent water. Your body can require approximately between 2 to 3 liters of water or other beverages to replenish itself. Water is a key component in good everyday health. It also has other advantages too, such as helping you feel FULL FASTER and LONGER. In today's blog, Culligan of the Lake of the Ozarks is going to share information on how water can make you feel full, water based foods and warning on not to drink too much water because it is possible.


Water Can Make You Feel Full

According to the SFGate website, Dr. Melina Jampolis, Physician Nutrition Speicalist, cited on CNN Health, revealed that people who drink two glasses of water 20 to 30 minutes before meals lose significantly more weight than people who do not. At times it can very difficult for the body to tell the difference between hunger and thirst. Due to this, water can often be used to curb your hunger or cravings. Staying hydrated consistently is important o avoid eating more food than your body actually needs.


Water-Based Foods

Eating water based foods can also trick your body into thinking it's full.  Eating water-based foods have a similar effect to drinking water. Water based foods include foods such as:

  • Soup (Broth-Based)
  • Lettuce
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Eating these types of food can have comparable effects to drinking a glass of water. Consider eating a piece of fruit or vegetables before a meal to feel full faster and cut back on eating too many calories.


Warning: Don't Drink Too Much Water

Believe it or not, it is possible to drink too much water. This can be very dangerous and lead to hypotermia, which can lead to confusion, seizures and possibly a coma. Drinking multiple gallons of water at a time can lead to this. This rare condition is more commonly found in athletes and the elderly. Only use water as a supplementary tool and not a replacement for food when you are dieting. You may consider consulting a doctor before beginning an extreme diet.


Culligan: Better Water. Pure and Simple

Culligan offers a wide variety of contemporary, stylish cooler designs. Lake of the Ozarks Culligan offers a variety of options based on your needs and budget. Bottled Culligan Water Coolers can make a great addition to your office, home office, or even your home! You can have great tasting, cold water right at your fingertoips. Our cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water goes great on a hot day or even on a cold day in your soups, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Contact your Culligan Man of the Lake of the Ozarks and take advantage of our special offers. See our website for more information.


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Friday, August 11, 2017

It’s National Water Quality Month

It’s National Water Quality Month! The nature of your water is essential. In honor of National Water Quality Month, Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you 7 things you can do to help keep your water sources clean.


1. Recycle Your Used Items

Recycling your items and disposing of items that can not be recycled the right way can drastically help the environment and keep your water clean. Recycling keeps your items from reaching river other water sources. Even just throwing a cigarette in the trash vs. the ground can help a lot.

2. Minimize Your Chemical Use

Eliminating or minimizing as much as possible your use of harsh chemicals as much as possible is a great way to protect the global waters from chemicals. For example, fertilizers normally consist of phosphorous and nitrogen. If these chemicals reach the water, they can lead to a surge in algae growth, which can then lead t the killing of existing aquatic life.

3. Reduce Your Water Use When Possible

Lower your water usage to as much as possible. Lowering it keeps water supplies cleaner by reducing chemicals used in treatment.

4. Dispose of Your Hazardous Materials Correctly

Proper Disposal of your chemicals, such as motor oil, paints or pharmaceuticals keeps them from entering your water source. Check with your local municipal center on where you can drop off materials such as these in your area.

5. Keep Runoff Minimal

When water runs down a street it picks up toxins off the street and can eventually reach your waterways. To minimize this, you can sweep rather than hose down your driveway. When washing your car, try using a bucket rather than a hose. Even your choice in landscaping can help with the runoff. Having gravel over garden will help with the runoff.

6. Advocate for Clean Water

Once you have learned how to keep your water clean, spread the word! Use your new found knowledge to teach others how to keep their water clean, possible through a community education program. Speak at chamber meetings or town meetings. Bring it up at the local PTA meeting. This affects everyone, so spreading the word can be essential because this is an issue that involves everyone.

7. Participate in Clean Up Efforts

Participate in town clean up to help remove the trash from the water. Better yet, you can even organize a church group or school clean up to help maximize your efforts.

In Need of Fresh, Clean Water in Your Home?


The quality of your home water can cause a variety of issues if you don’t have good, quality water. Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks is happy to be able to provide good quality water services at the Lake of the Ozarks to you and your family. To contact us today, call 573-719-1314.


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop

The Lake area features fun, family-friendly events all summer long! This weekend is the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop, which is a great event that the whole family can enjoy that also benefits a great cause. There will be lots of fun activities from bounce houses to live DJ. Culligan Lake of the Ozarks is proud to be a sponsor of this year's Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop. Continue reading to learn more about this family-friendly event.


Friday, August 4 ~ Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! The one-of-a-kind quacky golf tournament will kick off the Duck Drop fun. The 5th Annual Duck Drop golf tournament features quacky twists. Crazy holes and fun obstacles will be placed around the course to test your game. Although early bird registration has ended, there is still time to register your team to place in the most fun golf tournament at the Lake!

The Ridge Golf Course
1:00 PM Shotgun (NEW TIME!)
Lunch & Registration Start at 11:30 AM
Cost - $125 per player


Saturday, August 5 ~ Duck Drop & Fun Zone

THE BIG DAY! Kids of all ages are welcomed to join us at the Dam Bait & Campground for a family fun zone with games, dunking booth, bounce houses, martial arts and dance demonstrations, food and lots of prizes and goodies. Fun Zone wrist bands are FREE and include all Fun Zone events, games and prizes. Duck Drop Tickets can be purchased at the Fun Zone until 11:00 AM for just $5 each for your chance to win $5,000 and 10 other GREAT prizes.

The best place to view the duck drop is just past the Lake Ozark Campground and RV park office. Thousands of ducks will be dropped from the helicopter, as well as from pontoon boats in the river. They will race to the finish line, and the first duck to cross the finish line wins $5,000! 10 additional ducks to cross the finish line will also win prizes. The winners will be announced at the Family Fun Zone and on Mix 92.7!

All funds raised remain local and are distributed to non-profit organizations via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization.

Family Fun Zone - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Duck Drop - Noon
Lake Ozark Campground and RV Park (below the dam)


The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop is fun for the whole family! Purchas a ticket today from a local Kiwanis member or from Woods (Osage Beach, Lake Ozark and Sunrise Beach), HyVee, Tri County YMCA, Aria Beach Spa and Central Ban ( Camdenton, KK Branch, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark). All proceeds from this event will benefit many local non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.GreatDamDuckDrop.com.

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