Hydrate, don’t die-drate!

Hydrate, don’t die-drate!

We know you’ve all heard it a million times: “DRINK MORE WATER!” Well, there’s a reason for that. H2O is truly a miracle drink that can help with weight loss, clear your skin, make you more energized, and more. Keep reading to find out just how important water is for our bodies to function and our favorite tips/tricks to get enough water throughout the day. 

Why hydration is important

  • Helps with digestion
  • Hydrates your entire body, inside and out 
  • Our body is made of 60% water 
  • Manages calorie and hunger
  • Curbs sugar cravings 
  • Keeps you energized all day 

Signs you’re not drinking enough water

  • Fatigue / feeling tired constantly
  • Persistent headaches
  • Dry mouth or dry lips
  • Constipation. Your bowels need water to move everything through smoothly
  • Brain fog or focus issues. If you drink a glass of water first thing in the morning, it will immediately wake up your body and your brain.

How much water should we be drinking every day?

  • Men: 13 cups of water (104 oz)
  • Women: 9-10 cups of water (72-80 oz)

Tip for how to know when you need more water? Check the color of your pee! You want to aim for a very light (almost clear) yellow color. Over-hydration is also a thing so make sure to check the bowl after every trip to the restroom! w color. Over-hydration is also a thing so make sure to check the bowl after every trip to the restroom! 

How to drink more water

  • Buy a large water bottle with a straw to sip water easily. We like to get an insulated one, such as a Hydroflask to keep our water nice and ice cold.
  • Always have water nearby or available. We always fill up our water bottle right before going to bed at night so it’s conveniently ready as soon as we wake up. We also take it everywhere we go!
  • Track your water consumption with an app like this one of these

Flavor your water with sugar-less additives 

  • Fruits (lemon, lime, orange, strawberries)
  • Herbs (mint)
  • Electrolyte Tablets
  • Electrolytes (preferably without added sugar) 
  • Tea 

Consume water-rich foods

  • Cucumbers 
  • Lettuce 
  • Celery 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Zucchini 
  • Spinach 
  • Melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc)
  • Cauliflower 
  • Grapefruit  

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