How much water is enough?

by - 3/21/2020

What happens when you don't get enough water in the day?

You may experience headaches.
You may feel low in energy.
You may get constipated.
You may get sugar cravings.

Feeling moody?
Having a challenging time paying attention?
Struggling to remember things?

Yep ... that all may be a result of dehydration.

The funny thing about dehydration,
you may not feel thirsty until you actually are slightly dehydrated.

So you can't use that as your guide.
A better way to tell how your body is doing is to look at how light your urine is.
The lighter the color, the more hydrated you are.

So how much water is actually enough?
There are many suggestions out there ...
- 8x 8oz cups
- a half a gallon
- drink half your bodyweight
- 2 liters
- a gallon

Everyone has a different suggestion, so which do you follow?

Here are my thoughts.
If you are BRAND NEW to drinking water and getting adjusted to it,
aim to have 1.5 liters one day and build up from there.

If you are used to drinking water aim for 2 liters minimum.

If you are an exercise fanatic or extremely active,
then aim for 3 liters or a gallon
(you know how much you sweat and what you need to replenish).

Now I know not everyone loves water.
In fact, I find a lot of people really don't like it.

Here are my top tips to help you drink water easily:
1. use a reusable straw
2. use a big reusable water bottle
3. dress it up: use mint, lemon, fresh fruit, cucumbers, chia seeds, etc.

If you are for real struggling, set a timer to remind you to take a sip.
Or use a helpful app.
Whatever you have to do!

When your body is hydrated it will function better.
More toxins will get flushed out of your system.
Your skin will start to glow.
You will have more energy.
You will be able to think better.

Water is crucial to your health.
In fact, you may notice some ailments disappear when you are properly hydrated.

If you've always wanted to increase your water intake,
right now is the time!

Get into a good habit and make water your go-to beverage!

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