How much water do you need | How to spot dehydration symptoms
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I will teach you five secrets to drinking more water even when you may not like the taste of it. Before I teach you these five secrets, let’s just talk about what you need on a daily basis. If you’re a man, you’re going to need about three liters of water per day. That would be the equivalent of 13 cups or about 100 ounces. If you’re a woman, you’re going to need about 2.2 liters which would be equivalent to nine cups or 75 ounces of water requirement per day. You’re going to need more water if you’re more active folks. I’ve talked about this in other videos. This is the topic that I discuss with all of the clients that I coach in my health program, and it’s so important. Given that humans are made up of 60% to 70% water, we need enough water to function optimally.
When we don’t have enough water, our body suffers. Our cognitive performance suffers which means we suffer from brain fog. Our physical performance also decreases as we lack energy. Food cravings for salt, sugar, and fat are also symptoms caused by inadequate water intake.
Add lemon to your water. I start my day with lemon water every day. Why do I put the lemon in first thing? That’s because the lemon is very acidic, but it has more of an alkalinity effect in our body. So our blood becomes more alkaline.
Do you consume protein shakes? If so, what do you mix with it? At my health club, we have different options of the liquids you put into your shakes. It could be milk, it could be juice, or it could be water. Water is what most people do not choose because milk or juice taste better. The secret is, is mixing fruit with your protein shake. You still get some of that fruit juice taste, but without all of the extra sugar that’s in fruit juice. Case in point, putting water instead of juice or milk into your shake is another great way of getting your water quota for the day.
Add zing to your water. I personally like fizzy water. It’s a lot more entertaining than regular, plain old water. It’s calorie-free and a great alternative to pop.
Non-caffeinated herbal teas are a great way to increase your water intake. I never was into tea, I still am more of a coffee drinker, but I know that if I lack water and I just don’t feel like regular bottled water or tap water that this is a great way to put some flavor into that water without any dehydrating effects like coffee. Hence, I highly recommend herbal teas. There are hundreds of varieties. Pick out which one’s good for you. There’s a lot of medicinal qualities about these herbal teas as well. I’m holding on to chamomile, and one of the medicinal properties of this is allowing you to go to sleep. It gives you a little bit more tranquility before you retire for the evening.
Low sodium soups are another great way to get more water into your day. They are hot and soothing, especially on those cold days.
As long as you don’t mind going to the washroom a little bit more, it is completely worth it because water is the essence of life. We don’t have life without water, not for very long, anyway. We would probably last about maybe five, six, seven days max and then it’s lights out for us. That’s how important water truly is. Make sure you get enough of it, and I want you to download the free report on water and dehydration. It contains a water log chart so that you can start recording your water, I want you to become aware of how much water you’re getting every day, and that will change everything. If you’re not getting enough, now you’re aware of it, now you’re focused on it, you can ensure that you have water handy by you all the so you can hit your daily water target with ease!
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Inspire to Aspire,
Kris J Simpson
Author & Life Coach
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