Most of the body structure consist of water or it takes nearly 70% of the whole body. It is essential fluid for every single cell, organ and tissue to perform their functions well. So, staying hydrated is very important if you want to stay energized and responsive during the day. Also, there are many studies that confirm the relation between drinking water and losing weight. By drinking water you are boosting the metabolism and the process of excreting toxins out of your body through sweating and urine.
According to the statistics: being even 1% dehydrated can cause a significant drop in metabolism.
Drink Water to Prevent Overeating
Drinking enough water before your meals, will suppress your need for food and you can prevent overeating. So, stay on the safe side and drink plenty of water before each meal. Below see the list of health conditions that cause dehydration, here are some of them:
- muscle cramps,
- heart palpitations,
- dry skin,
- dry mouth,
- low blood pressure,
“Chronic dehydration may affect your organs and lead to kidney stones, cholesterol problems, constipation, and liver, joint, and muscle damage.” – According to Mercola
How much water should I be drinking?
Daily amounts of water that need to be taken depends of your weight. Here is the formula of calculating the right amount that you need to drink during the day.
Multiply your weight by 67% or (2/3), and you will get the amount of water needed for the whole day according to your weight. E.g. you have 133 lbs and multiply by 67%, you will get 89 ounces of water daily. If you are pretty active during the day, add 12 ounces more to the calculated amount of water.
Here is table of most common body weights and the right amount of water that needs to be taken.
100 pounds –> 67 ounces
110 pounds –> 74 ounces
120 pounds –> 80 ounces
130 pounds –> 87 ounces
140 pounds –> 94 ounces
150 pounds –> 100 ounces
160 pounds –> 107 ounces
170 pounds –> 114 ounces
180 pounds –> 121 ounces
190 pounds –> 127 ounces
200 pounds –> 134 ounces
210 pounds –> 141 ounces
220 pounds –> 148 ounces
230 pounds –> 154 ounces
240 pounds –> 161 ounces
250 pounds –> 168 ounces
Tips for Staying Hydrated
1. Add it to your daily routine
Did you know that drinking a tall glass of water in the morning and before bedtime puts you 32 ounces into reaching your goal?
2. Set small goals
Use reusable water-bottles and put markers with goals that needs to be reached. It will motivate you to drink water and stay hydrated.
3. Jazz up your water
If you want to improve the taste of your water, avoid adding sugar or some sweet things. You can cucumber, lemon or berries as a healthy and tasty solution.