Listen up! Don't wait until you're thirsty!

Mar 05, 2020

People tend to underestimate the power water can have on our journey to hitting our health and weight loss goals... 

If you are not drinking enough water you can expect to feel bloated, constipated, fatigued, and you’ll hold onto weight. 

You start to feel thirsty at 2% dehydration… To put that in context, 15% dehydration of the body is fatal.

It is absolutely vital that we drink enough water! When we are dehydrated, our body holds onto everything to conserve its resources. Water is essential for almost every reaction in the body! So this retention of water and nutrients leads to us feeling more puffy and becoming bloated (and likely constipated as well). Because your body is holding onto everything, you’ll also hold onto weight as well. Hydration is necessary for weight loss.

Hitting your water goal each day will…

  • Give you energy
  • Decrease bloating
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Regulate digestion & bowel movements
  • Clear up skin
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase mental clarity and focus

To calculate your water goal, you should aim to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day (160 lbs = 80 oz water). Or just keep drinking until your pee is basically clear (lol)!

Some tips that have worked for my clients to hit their water goal each day are…

  • Keep your water bottle in your line of vision
  • Set reminders on your phone for a few times a day
  • Schedule checkpoints throughout the day to drink water so it becomes apart of your routine (Ex. right when you get up, before you leave the house, with all meals, right when you get home, & before bed)
  • Drink water out of a cup with a straw (Something about a straw really works for some people!)
  • Invest in a cute water bottle so you’ll remember to bring it with you everywhere you go! 

Let me know which tip is most effective for you! Stay hydrated!

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