How Much Water Do You Need?
Let Kris J Simpson ask you five questions to see if you’re suffering from symptoms of dehydration.
I will ask you five questions to see if you’re suffering from symptoms of dehydration. When I was a professional bodybuilder, I had to learn how to drink things that I didn’t like, like protein powders that didn’t taste all that great and of course I wanted to put them down as quickly as possible to reap the benefits. By doing this, I learned all these other cool tricks of how to ensure we receive the nutrients from what we drink. Before I get started, I wanted to share this link with you; it’s a FREE download for a water report which contains a water logging chart: https://kris-j-simpson.mykajabi.com/p/freewaterreport
The following are questions I want you to ask yourself if you think you may be dehydrated:
- What is the color and/or odor of your urine?
The color and odor of our urine is a telltale sign of hydration. So let me ask you, from a scale of one to ten here, what is the color of your urine, further to the scale of ten where it has a more yellow, or even an orange-y type of color and it has a strong odor, or is it closer to the one here? If it is more yellow or orange, vitamins aside, we know that when we take vitamins that the toilet bowl looks like a, like a disco show, it’s electric colors going on there, so besides that, what color is your urine from one to ten. Ideally, it should be almost clear and odorless. If that’s not the case, you may want to log your water intake and see how much H2O your actually consuming.
- Do you experience mental fatigue throughout the day?
Besides being tired from not getting enough sleep the night before, you are have a hard time putting things together really quickly, your thoughts, and answering questions, and there’s always this delay, and it’s almost like a brain fog going on. So, if that’s the case, can you give yourself a scale of one to ten, one being that you don’t usually suffer from mental fatigue as long as you get enough sleep the night before, or ten if it seems like every single day you know that you could be a lot faster with your cognitive function.
- Do you suffer from physical fatigue?
Exercising aside, are you tired from just sitting down at your desk during the day? You barely have enough energy to go out and walk around the building or go out for lunch. Chances are, you could be dehydrated, keep a water bottle or two at your desk at all times and take a sip every few minutes.
- Do you have unusual food cravings?
This is a really important one, you see, here’s the problem, when we become dehydrated, and I’m not talking about thirsty, I’m talking about dehydration, you may intense cravings for sugary, salty or fatty foods out of the blue. Those that say, “I’m always hungry,” are often dehydrated. The next time you experience random cravings or a bout of hunger, try drinking a glass of water and waiting 20 minutes before having a snack.
- Are you thirsty?
Guess what, if you’re thirsty, it’s too late, you went past the point of no return. And there’s going to be a recovery period, and you know that might be a few hours. It’s not like okay, you know, you’re dehydrated by 5%, 10 or 15%, and you just grab that water bottle and then you’ve rehydrated again, no. There is a recovery period that’s necessary and sometimes that takes hours.
Now I am going to disclose how much water you actually need: 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. At the end of the day, humans are made up of 60% to 70% water, so we need enough water to function optimally.
So if you think you suffer from dehydration, what I want you to do is click this link to make sure that you download that free water and dehydration report so you can get more information along with a water logging chart: https://kris-j-simpson.mykajabi.com/p/freewaterreport
Inspire to Aspire,
Kris J Simpson
Author & Life Coach
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