How to Make a Better You – Do You Drink Enough Water?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018

by Nina Sabin - Healthy Tip




How many glasses of water do you drink a day? I know I don’t drink nearly enough. Our body needs water. You may not realize that you are thirsty or craving water. If your mouth feels dry – your body wants water. If you feel hungry but just ate something – your body needs water. In fact before you eat something; go drink a full glass of water, wait a few minutes and then, see if you are still hungry. This will not only help your body’s craving for water, but you will avoid those extra calories. If your breath smells, it could be because you haven’t had enough water.

So the question is, how much water does a person need per day? In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. Web MD Jul 7, 2009


There are many different opinions on how much water we should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember. Healthline -Aug 18, 2016


It is also recommend that when you wake up in the morning before you start your day that you drink a glass of water. Killer morning habit: Drink 16oz of water, right after you wake up. Takeaway: One of the best things you can do after you wake up: drink at least 16oz (500mL) of water. Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and may even make you eat less. A Life of Productivity Nov 28, 2013


So how do you get in the habit of drinking enough water? There are different recommendations on the duration but drinking water every hour is a great way to get in the routine of drinking enough water. Drinking water is incredibly important and many people do not drink enough, it can have massive health benefits and aids digestion, helping rid your body of toxins and will improve and hydrate your skin. Quora May 12, 2016


Let’s go on this challenge together and plan to start drinking a glass of water every hour. I know it will make a better you. Send me a comment to let me know if you are taking the journey with me and your progress.

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