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 neglect the need for water and fail to realize how big of impact water can have on your overall health and weight loss efforts.
A recent study revealed that drinking just 2 cups of water before meals can help dieters lose additional 5 pounds every year and help you maintain that steady grow.
Imagine if we drank as much water as our body needs? If we drink the right amount of water every day we can boost our metabolism and reduce the urge for overeating because the lack of water causes our body to confuse hunger and thirst. But what is the right amount of water? Does every person needs to drink the same amount or does it vary from person to person? What does this depend on?
We’ll share with you a few tips on how to calculate how much water you need to drink in order to stay healthy and stimulate weight loss.
- Find out your weight. In order to properly calculate how much water you need to drink daily you must know how much you weigh. Depending on the weight different people need to drink different quantities. It can’t be that a 200 pound man should drink the same amount of water as a 100 pound woman, right?
- Your weight divided in half. Divide your weight by 1/2 to get the result. 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. But there’s one more thing, how often do you work out. This is important because when you work out 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 12 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 24 ounces of water to your recommended daily amount.
If you’re still not sure about the calculations here’s a chart for recommended daily intake of water for a range of weights. Just don’t forget to compensate on the days you work out.
It may seem that it’s nearly impossible to drink more than 100 ounces a day but there are a few guidelines as to how you can achieve your goal. 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 buying a special container and calculate how much of these you’ll need to drink.