How much water should you drink? This was one of the first things I Googled to help me lose weight.
JUST TELL ME HOW MUCH WATER I SHOULD DRINK!!
It seems every other search result that came up had a different answer. From the NHS only recommending 1.2 litres a day just to stay hydrated to health coaches such as Liz Josefsberg recommending a gallon. You read that right a Gallon!! That’s almost 4 litres!!
Everyone knows we should be drinking water to stay hydrated but with such a wide range of information, it’s hard to know how much we should actually be drinking.
Benefits Of Drinking Water
I also wasn’t aware of all the other health benefits that come with drinking water. I was just looking to replace my fizzy drink habit with the healthiest option but now I can see there are so many reasons to be drinking more water.
Everyone knows hydration is important to the body but not everyone knows why. Hydration is needed as every single cell in your body needs water to operate properly. When you are fully hydrated your body can th
Improves Exercise Preformance
During exercise your body sweats which makes your body lose water. Rehydrating helps with blood circulation and helps to regulate your body’s temperature. This can lead to prolonged endurance. Your muscles also need water to help them contract during exercise and repair afterwards.
Dehydration can reduce the shock absor
Water is great for losing weight and with zero calories why wouldn’t you drink it. Most of the time when you feel hungry you’re actually dehydrated and drinking water will suppress your appetite and prevent overeating. This leads to less food consumption and fewer cal
Water also increases your metabolism and is another reason to drink it before a meal. Drinking just 500ml before a meal can increase your metabolism by 30% in 30-40 minutes.
Improves Energy Levels And Brain Function
The brain just as much as any other organ needs water to fu
Dehydration can result in an increase of tension, anxiety and fatigue.
Helps Prevent Hangovers
Drinking alcohol causes the body to lose more water tha usual by making you wee more. This makes you dehydrated the morning after and partly the cause of a hangover.
Drinking a glass of water with or between each alcoholic drink will greatly reduce the
Flushes Out Toxins
Being hydrated helps rid the body of toxins through sweat and urinating. This, in
Improves Your Skin
Water moisturises your skin which keeps it looking healthy, reduces ageing, prevents dry skin and can also help with sunburn.
When you’re dehydrated water is taken from your skin into the bloodstream to stop it getting too thick to it is vital to stay hydrated for a good complexion
Boosts Immune System
Water helps boost the immune system in many ways. As well as flushing toxins water oxygenates your blood and helps to produce lymph. Lymph helps to circulate white blood cells and nutrients all around the body as well as other immune cells that help to fight disease.
Helps Prevent Headaches
Headaches are a common side effect of dehydration. Drinking water can reduce or even prevent headaches occurring.
Improves Kidney Function
Water is essential for your kidneys to function properly. Water breaks down minerals to be used around the body and prevent kidney stones.
Dehydration can lead to kidney disease and even more severe cases can lead to kidney failure.
So…. How Much Water Should You Drink
So, now you know of the benefits of drinking water you need to know how much water to drink. Unfortunately, there is no one agreed-upon amount. Looking at all the different answers available the very minimum you should drink is 1.2 litres but it is very unlikely you will see any of the benefits from above.
I aim for 2 litres a day and it looks to be working for me, my energy levels are better and I believe it has contributed to my weight loss.
If you are like me and want to increase your water intake why not give it a kick start with the 30
30 Day Water Challenge
The 30-day water challenge appeals to me because I am aiming to drink more water long term and this should get me in the right habit for after the 30 days has finished. Now having learned about the other benefits of water I am planning to do the 30
What Is The 30 Day Water Challenge?
- Drink 1 gallon or 3.7litres of water every
- Do not drink any sweetened drinks or alcohol
What does the challenge do?
The 30-day water challenge is being used to give the body a health kick and get the above benefits from water in a short amount of time. There are a lot of results online from people who have done the challenge that have seen these benefits, however, it may not always be the case such as with Kris Rile.
How Much Water Do You Drink?
Let me know how much you drink and if this has given you any of the benefits above. Have you done the 30