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The “How-to” Water Guide

How Much Water to Drink:



Depending on your unique body size, the amount of water your body requires will vary greatly. A good rule of thumb to follow is to drink half of your bodyweight in fluid ounces/liters.


For example, if your body weight is 150 pounds / 68 kilograms, then you need to drink approximately 75 ounces / 2.2 liters of water per day.


The amount of water you’ll drink depends on:

  • Your level of activity (how much you sweat ;-))

  • How much caffeine or alcohol you drink daily: Both caffeine and alcohol are dehydrating, so be sure you go “1- for-1”

  • The temperature where you live: Super-hot summers require more water

You can tell that you’re drinking enough water when:


Urine is on the light side: If the urine is dark and there’s not much of it, then you’re likely not drinking enough water


Urine is abundant: You have to empty your bladder about every two or three hours

o If you’re going constantly, you could be drinking too much water. NOTE: When you first start to increase water consumption, you WILL need to go to the bathroom more often than you’re used to, but that will only last for a few days and then the body will adjust.


How-to Drink Water When You Don’t Like the Taste of Water:

  • Add slices of lemon, lime, cucumber or orange to water

  • Add mint leaves to water

  • Use a fabulous drinking glass or goblet!

  • Heat water and drink with lemon


with much gratitude....

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