Are you drinking water? If not, please start right away! Water is essential for you to be healthy and fit 4 life. If you are drinking water, how much?
There is so much information out on the World Wide Web about how much water you should drink that it makes it really hard to know which expert/non expert to follow where this subject is concerned. Some say you should drink 8 glasses per day, some say you should drink half your body weight and a lot of Facebook and Instagram post have been circulating for you to drink at least a gallon per day. Do you need that much water per day? I don’t know, so my suggestion is that you drink enough water to help you with these four things. Remember everybody is different. What is necessary for one person may not be necessary for you.
1. Drink enough water to flush out the toxins in your body. The color and the smell of your urine is a great indicator of how much water you need or how much more water your body needs. Remember clear and odorless is great.
2. Drink enough water to help suppress your appetite. Just because your stomach is rumbling does not mean you need to eat, especially if you are not going to eat the right things. Keep some almonds at your desk. Eat a handful and drink some water and that rumbling will go away.
3. Drink enough water to help your digestion. Water helps to fend off bloating.
4. Drink enough water to feel energized. You don’t need an energy drink to perk you up. You will be amazed at how energized you are when your body is properly hydrated.
As stated before, I’m not an expert on this subject matter so with anything you do regarding your health, consult your physician. For my healthy and fit 4 life journey, I have avoided all of the above, just by staying hydrated. I usually drink 64oz of water during work hours. I drink more water while I’m working out and then for dinner I enjoy either a glass of green tea or more water, just depends on what I’m eating.
If drinking water is a challenge for you, try adding some lemons to your water or your favorite citrus fruit; limes, oranges, grapefruit. Try adding some frozen strawberries; you’ll think you’re having a special treat.
Remember, this is not a one size fits all. There is a lot of information out there so be sure you are doing what is needed for your body.