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Drink More Water

I always wonder if I’m drinking enough water. Recently I’ve started feeling thirsty. It may be for a myriad of reasons, one being that sometimes I don’t drink enough at work because I hate running to the bathroom all the time. Not a good reason I know, especially since feeling thirsty could also be a symptom of diabetes; of which my family has a history. I need to sure I’m drinking enough to remain healthy.

The standard 8 glasses of water has gone out with the old weight/ height guide. Like BMI, you can get a Hydration Calculator based on your lifestyle, weight and height. I used one from About.com that had questions about: how often I exercise; rarely, the climate; hot, and if I was pregnant or breastfeeding; no and no.

It determined that I need 3.3 liters of water per day, 20% of which should come from my food…which means I could drink 2.7 litres of mostly water. So from tomorrow I’m going to aim for that amount of water. It shouldn’t be too hard, I don’t hate drinking water. And I’ve already started to increase the amount of  water I have been drinking.

To see my results or to use the hydration calculator yourself click here.

I just ran to  the kitchen to see if I could have tangible indicator of what 3 litres looks like…OMG! Not sure if that’s doable, I’ll try, but Lordy I ent too sure.

I’m going to have to get some fancy water recipes, like Cucumber-Lime water and this Sangria Water recipe to get me through this. I’ll keep you posted.

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1 Comment»

  anonyjw wrote @

Try to drink 2 glasses with every meal. Glass size is immaterial, but at least 8 oz?

Then, I keep a 1 litre water bottle by my desk in the office. I try to empty it by the end of the day!


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