2 important questions you need to ask about your health plan:
1) How much water should you drink on a daily basis?
2) How close are you to that minimum amount?
Simple but important questions
In this brief article we will clarify this misunderstood topic and outline exactly how much water you need to drink daily.
We have all heard that we need to drink 8 glasses of water per day. 8 x 8oz glasses or 2 Liters.
That is a great start but people differ tremendously from person to person. We are all so different. We do not have the exact same dietary requirements and we do not have the same water consumption requirements either. Some of us are very active, some are more athletic than others, some have a more sedentary lifestyle and we definitely come in difference sizes.
When it comes to diet the percentage of your diet that comes from Macronutrients does not change but the quantity will, based on variables like the ones mentioned above. With water the variable that changes the correct amount of water for you is body size. The bigger your body the more water you need to drink on a daily basis.
The water formula is a simple one
Take what you weigh in pounds, divide it in half and that number in ounces is the minimum amount of water your body needs every day for the rest of your life. If you are an athlete or lead an active lifestyle you will likely need more. But now you know your minimum baseline for water.
Your weight / 2 = Minimum daily water consumption in ounces
Here is an example. I weigh 150 lbs. 150 / 2 = 75. I need to drink a minimum of 75 ounces of water a day. If you weigh more than me you need to drink more water, based on the simple formula I just laid out.
Figure out what the right amount water is for your body right now
Keep that number in your head and make it your daily goal to reach it.
This simple formula for water consumption is the same no matter what water you are drinking. You need to drink that amount every single day if you want your body to function at its best. 100% of your biological processes depend on water. This simple practice will make a huge difference in your health. If you drink the correct amount of water for your body everyday plus you start to eat more water-rich foods, fruits and vegetables, you cannot help but to improve your health, looks and energy level. You will be taking the steps necessary for a major transformation in your health.
So now that you know how much water you should drink, how close are you to drinking that minimum amount each and every day?