That seems like a lot of water – but if you spread it out throughout the day, it’s not a problem!
Here’s an example day (using the 70 oz example above):
- 2 8-oz glasses before work: 16 oz
- 1 20-oz water bottle between breakfast and lunch: 36 oz
- 1 20-oz water bottle in the afternoon: 56 oz
- 1 8-oz glass when you get home from work: 62 oz
- 1 8-oz glass before heading to bed: 70 oz!
By staying hydrated throughout the day, it can help prevent sleepiness, drowsiness, fatigue and headaches. Water makes up over 60% of our body, and when fully hydrated, our bodies are able to use water to easier carry nutrients to cells and to flush out toxins.
Unfortunately dehydration seems to be one of the biggest problems here in the US, and long-term dehydration can lead to countless other illnesses. You’ll also most likely lose a bit of weight as well, because you won’t eat as much. Many times our brain can be telling us we’re thirsty, and we misread the signs and think we’re hungry.
The easiest way to make sure you’re hydrated is to bring a bottle of water with you throughout the day. It may take some time to get used to, but before you know it, you’ll be bringing it everywhere with you!
Read more about water and staying hydrated here.