When it comes to water, I think I've heard it all.
Whatever you do, don't get dehydrated!
You can never drink too much!
You CAN drink too much!
Water helps you lose weight!
For God's Sake, avoid water retention!!
My head is swimming from all the water talk.
So, what's the deal when it comes to water? How much SHOULD you drink to stay properly hydrated?
Could it be as simple as a basic math equation? A U.S. News & World Report story claims the following:
Total Body Weight X .50 = Minimum ounces of water you should drink per day
Excuse me...but for me, that would be...let me see...315.8 X .50 = 157.9 ounces
If you want to find me, I'll be moving into the bathroom!
Ok, not exactly realistic, at least for me. How about you?
The classic six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water is a good baseline to start with for daily water consumption. But, the bottom line: EVERYONE'S NEEDS ARE DIFFERENT!!! No way am I going to recommend how much each person should drink.
For a while, I tried to drink at least 100 ounces of water a day. In the summer, it was a piece of cake. Once the weather got colder, though—damn, it got tough.
So, we know we should drink water and most of us can probably stand to drink more. That's why my first puzzle piece for February is a 7-Day Water Challenge.
The best part of this challenge? YOU choose how much you want to drink. Ideally, it should be more than what you're already drinking (unless you're water rock star...then I bow before you. For real!)
For me, I'm going for at least 80 ounces a day.
And, for the record, I count any non-calorie liquid as water. Tap water, bottled water, seltzer water, coffee, tea, diet pop/soda, Crystal Light. NO JUDGEMENTS HERE! The goal is to get hydrated. I don't give a drop about how you do it. But, avoid the high calorie and high caffeine drinks, because why waste your calories on that, right?
Are you ready to join me? It's only for 7 days! Leave a comment below or over on my pinned post on my Facebook Page. I want to cheer you on and we can help each other. Share pics of your amazing water bottles or what your drinking. Share ideas of how to make it easier to get that water in!
I'll be sharing some tips throughout the week! I know it's not easy. But you will feel better by getting hydrated!
I'm Marie. I'm working toward a 200 lb. weight loss goal. I'm doing it with baby steps. Follow my journey here.