I have 2 questions for ya
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2) Any tips on how much H20 one should consume in a day?
Dehydrated Near DC
Hi Dehydrated Who Resides Kinda Sorta Near Where MizFit Grew Up,
Short answer? more than you’re getting.
Returning to the (rambling semi-coherent) message we all took away from Monday’s Facetime: set yourself up for success.
How much water are you really drinking each day now? Add a little more to that (a bottle, a cup, an extra glass at lunch…) and there’s your place to start.
Despite the media’s hype recently water intoxication is really quite rare.
As a result, the bottom line answer is as much as you can tolerate (if by TOLERATE you mean how often you can visit the bathroom during the day—which MizFit does).
Now, the real question all of us wanna ask: how little can I get away with drinking and can I count my coffee/other drinks?
The proverbial eight glasses of water a day is probably a good place to start. As far as coffee & other drinks “counting” the prevailing wisdom on this seems to change yearly. LUCKILY we’re in a year where doctors are saying sure! count the water in your other liquids toward your 8 glasses a day. Heck, even throw in the water in foods you eat as well (fruits/veggies etc. where there is a high water content)!
Here are a few tips for getting in your Daily Eight:
*measure it all out into a large container first thing each morning (this would make me wish to bash my head against my now-brewing-decaf coffee maker but it works for some).
*carry the “to-go tubes” (a number of brands make these flavored powders) with you in your purse so that you’re more likely to grab a bottle of water on the go than soda (now *that’s* more my style)
* drink a glass before and a glass after you eat. This will not only help you get in your water for the day but you’ll also eat far less! (please to read my thoughts on measuring out water in the morning but, again, this really works for many people! It kind of works to make MizFit a little sick…which mightcould be the point!).
One last tidbit. This may just be an old husband’s tale but Ive found it to be true: if youre craving ice cream it’s simply your body’s way of telling you that you’re dehydrated.
Now I know you have some thoughts on THAT one.
Please to comment away.