WATER: Shocking, I know.
A lot of people are stunned by the amount of water they should actually be drinking in a day. The so commonly recommended eight glasses of water a day thing just doesn’t cut it. Many, many, many illnesses have been completely cured by just drinking enough water as recorded in the book Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj.
How much water should I be drinking?
A good rule of thumb for determining how much water to drink per day is to take your body weight and divide it by 2 = oz of water to drink per day. As an example, for a 150lb person, the recommended amount of water would be 75oz of water per day. Please keep in mind that any other beverage you are consuming other than water has a diuretic affect. If you have an 8 oz cup of coffee, you actually need to drink 1.5 times that amount in water to rehydrate. That’s an additional 12 oz of water!
Listen to your body. Your urine should be a very light colored yellow. If you ever have dry mouth, you’ll know that you’ve actually passed the point of needing water and you should drink some water to catch up!
Also, it’s best not to guzzle water while eating. Taking a few sips though out your meal is okay, but try to leave a 15 minute window after eating to allow your digestive system to work.
Make water a priority, continually sip it throughout the day and watch as your skin rejuvenates, your headaches go away and the weight drops off.
Make water yummy again!
One of my personal favorites is to add fresh lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt to my water for a post-workout recovery drink.
Fill a water jug with fresh berries, cucumber or mint and let sit over night. You will have the most deliciously infused water in the morning.
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