Water energizes all living matter in this world. The colourless, tasteless liquid is zero Calories. Benefits of water are limitless here are few, it powers your brains, strengthens your heart gives you a clear skin, suppresses your appetite and makes you look younger. And if you were to replace all drinks with water it should work wonders for your weight loss.
I take a glass of water every hour. Well, I haven’t been quite successful here but definitely, my water intake has gone up significantly. On an average day, I drink about 2.5 – 3 litres of water, and for sure my hunger pangs are well-managed these days.
That brings to an important question? How much water should one take? Is there a way to know for sure. Well, we all have heard of old thumb rule of 8 glasses of water per day. Let’s keep it simple drink up a glass of water every time you feel thirsty.
Drink Water instead of soda.
Drink Water instead of Coffee.
Drink Water instead of Energy Drink.
I suggest water for a simple reason while everything else adds calorie to your body, water doesn’t. Human Body is nothing but 60 -70 % Water. Imagine that!
Now, this can be hard, it has been hard for me too. I love my coffee and take it twice a day, but these days prior to my coffee I take a glass of water and had cut down my coffee from 400 ml to 200 ml. I guess you get the idea, drink water whenever you can and replace your drink with water and those tiny decisions will add up over a period of time.
Here is a quick, back of the hand calculation to arrive at water intake quantity per day. Divide your weight into half and the corresponding number in ounces should be your water metric per day. If you are 200 pounds then you need to drink 100 ounces of water.
1 ounce = 30 ml | 100 Ounces = 100 X 30 = 3000 ml = 3 litre
Indicatively, you need to take 3 litres of water if your weight is about 200 pounds.
Final word, don’t get too wired with the hydration metric you arrive at. Remember all living matter has water so it’s quite possible your water metric can be met through fruit and vegetables. A good way to check your hydration level is to notice the colour of your urine, if it’s white or pale you are well hydrated else you need to hydrate.
Get Hydrated! And Stay Hydrated Every Hour of The Day!