Just Call Me Fish – Keeping Properly Hydrated

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I drink a lot of water or so I thought. My friend who is a competitive body builder and owns his own gym told me I should drink an ounce of water per pound I weigh. So that means I need to drink four liters of water a day to keep my body properly hydrated, especially with my current heavy weightlifting routine.

I was up to the challenge and I thought I was already drinking enough water to keep my body properly hydrated. I purchased a liter of Voss water and I planned on refilling it four times throughout the day to make sure I was reaching my daily goal.

Are you drinking enough water? The first liter was easy to consume. The second liter took a long time to go down. By then end of the first day I finished three liters of water, falling short of my goal of four liters daily. I also consumed my last liter too late at night. Note to self: drink my last liter a few hours before bed.

The next day went much better. I consumed three and one half liters of water all by eight in the evening. And by the third day I accomplished my goal of four liters a day.

So why should you make sure your body is properly hydrated?

  • Improve your overall health
  • Help balance bodily fluids
  • Balance your appetite control
  • Healthy, clear skin
  • Shiny, beautiful hair

Each week I plan on purchasing a new liter of water to drink and refill throughout the week.

How much water do you drink throughout the day? Do you have any tricks to make sure you are properly hydrated?

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4 Comments

  • A good reminder to us all of how important staying hydrated is! Because I’m nursing, I’m even more aware of it and keep a water bottle by my side at all times during the day. I aim to drink 8-10 x 500ml water bottle a day. I also drink water any time I wake up in the night, even if it’s only a small glass, because I notice that in the morning I wake up crazy thirsty! I try and knock out a bottle of water before breakfast as well – it definitely wakes my body up more than coffee ever does.
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    • Chastity says:

      I drank so much water when I was nursing full time. I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m only nursing Lulu about three times a day, so I’m not drinking as much water or eating as much.

  • Kelly says:

    Great post for keeping hydrated Chastity 🙂 I definitely need to drink more water again. I used to drink a fair amount and then somehow keep forgetting now hehe, Thanks for the great reminder and hope you have a great week 🙂

    • Chastity says:

      It is easy to forget to drink enough water to stay hydrated! I hope you are doing well, Kelly! Have a great weekend with your family! xo

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