Water is a very valuable thing for our bodies. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Water gets rid of wastes through urination, perspiration and bowel movements, keeps your temperature normal, lubricates and cushions joints and protects sensitive tissues – MayoClinic
Are You Actually Thirsty When You’re ‘Hungry’?
The body constantly mistakes thirst as hunger – stupid body. It’s so smart most of the time. Well when you don’t drink enough water per day, your body feels tired and when you feel tired, you crave more sugar and carbohydrates for energy. The best option is to drink a pint of water as soon as you feel hungry and see if the hunger dissipates. Another choice is a couple mugs of green or fruit tea.
How Much Water Should I Drink in a Day?
It’s actually really easy to find out. Just use this calculator below and aim for that per day:
Step 1: Take your weight (in lbs.) and divide that by 2.2
Step 2: Multiply that number depending on your age
- if you’re younger than 30, multiply by 40
- if you’re between 30 and 55, multiply by 35
- if you’re older than 55, multiply by 30
Step 3: Divide that sum by 28.3
Step 4: Your total is how many ounces of water you should drink each day.
How Should I Have My Water?
It’s always better to just drink pure water but if you don’t like that you should start putting squash in your drinks to at least get the intake. Then over time have it weaker and weaker or alternate 1 bottle of water for 1 bottle of squash. Eventually transition to just water. If you can just start drinking more water then go for it but I know a lot of people this method has helped.