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....