Water is Mother Nature’s elixir of health and beauty. Drinking plenty of water can help you get healthy, lose weight, get a better complexion and feel more energized throughout the day. Many people don’t realize how important staying hydrated is to your overall health and to your weight loss efforts. According to a survey, majority of Americans do not drink the recommended amount of daily water. This may explain why so many people have trouble reaching their weight loss goals, as a recent study revealed that drinking just 2 cups of water before meals can help dieters lose an additional 5 pounds every year and help you maintain that steady weight loss. Imagine if we actually drank as much water as our body needs?
The consumption of the proper water amount of water a day can lower the urge for overeating, and also significantly boost the metabolism. Very often, when the body is dehydrated, it confuses thirst and hunger, and we end up eating when we actually need only water.
Yet, do you know how to calculate the proper amount of water you need to consume according to your body weight?
We will reveal a few simple tips which can help you find it out and thus drink water to lose weight and boost your health:
Find out your weight. It is important to be familiar with your weight if you want to accurately calculate how much water you need to drink on a daily basis. The amount of water you will need to drink everyday is going to be based off of how much you weigh. After all, a 200 pound man wouldn’t drink the same amount of water as a 100 pound woman, right?
Your weight divided in half. Divide your weight by 1/2 to find out how much water you should drink on a daily basis. For instance, if you weigh 170 pounds: 1/2 = 85 ounces. This means that a person who weighs 170 pounds should drink 85 ounces of water every day.
Activity level. Another factor that effects how much water you should drink every day is your level of activity (how much you exercise). This is important because when you perform physically strenuous activities you sweat and expel water in the process, which means you need to compensate for the amount you lost. On average, you need to add 16 ounces of water to your recommended amount for every 30 minutes of exercise. This means that if you’ve worked out for an hour today you’ll need to add 32 ounces of water to your recommended daily amount.
Additionally, the following chart will help you calculate the recommended daily intake of water easily:
Also, you may find it hard, especially in the beginning, to increase the amount of water you drink, and some may see it as impossible to consume over 100 ounces a day. Yet, we will provide some extremely useful guidelines which will help you in this.
Drink 2 cups of water (16 ounces) before every meal. This is 48 ounces a day. Every morning when you get up and before you go to bed try to drink a glass of water. That’s another 32 ounces. Divide the rest throughout the day and you’re set. Keep track of how much water you drink by using one specific container to drink water from and calculate how much of these you’ll need to drink.