Due to the fact that most of the human body is made of water, every cell, tissue, and every organ that requires it to perform their functions doesn’t come as a surprise.
Being hydrated is of greatest importance when it comes to energizing the body and losing weight.
The majority of the chemical reactions in our body need proper hydrating, including metabolizing the food. Improper hydration can slow down the metabolism, which in turn disrupts the weight loss process.
As stated by the Web MD, “being even 1 percent dehydrated can cause a significant drop in the metabolism.”
YOU MUST DRINK WATER IN ORDER TO PREVENT OVEREATING
Knowing that the body often feels confused about whether it’s hungry or thirsty, drinking enough amounts of water will prevent overeating. Make sure to drink plenty of water before every meal to stay on the safe side. Below you will see a list of the most common medical issues that are caused by dehydration:
Constipation, dizziness,muscle cramps, low blood pressure, dry mouth, weakness, fainting, heart palpitations, headache, dry skin, etc.
As said byMercola, “Chronic dehydration could affect your organs and lead to kidney stones, constipation, cholesterol problems, and liver, joint, and muscle damage.”
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING?
It heavily depends on the weight you have. Needless to say, more mass is requiring more energy and consequently more water. So as to calculate how much water you need, you need to take into consideration the following things:
- Take your weight
- Multiply it by 67% (2/3) in order to calculate how many ounces of water you need to drink on a daily basis. For example, if you weigh 133 lbs, you need to drink around 89 ounces of water every day.
- Account for exercise. It’s advisable to add about 12 oz. of water to the daily intake for each half an hour of physical activity ( moderate to heavy exercise)
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
FEW TIPS FOR STAYING HYDRATED
- Add it to your regular routine
Did you know that drinking a big glass of water when you wake up in the morning and before going to sleep puts you 32 ounces into reaching your goal?
- Set small goals
It is greatly recommended to use reusable water-bottle in order to draw markers and thus set smaller goals. Drawing little markers on the bottle serves like an amazing motivational tool.
- Jazz up your water
To make the water to taste better and avoid added sugar and calories, you may add berries, lemonor cucumber to it. You can slice them and put them in the water or you can get a water diffuser.