Amy After

Tips, motivation & advice for a gluten-free lifestyle

Water, Water Everywhere…

How much water should you drink each day?  We’ve all heard the 8 glass per day rule, or that once we feel thirsty that we’re already dehydrated and some recent authors have taken the position that we don’t need much after all and just to sip when thirsty.  Are we clear now?

The guideline I heard years ago that has worked for me is this; divide your current weight in half and that is the number of oz. you need to drink each day.  Of course those who are extremely under or overweight would need to modify. Just make it a habit to have water with you all the time. Sip it throughout the day – not only during meals. In fact, the less you drink while eating the better. Find a water bottle you like, figure out how many oz. it contains and how many times you need to fill it to meet your daily quota. Entire books have been written on the many impressive benefits of water. Being properly hydrated is  great for your skin, helps with weight loss and boosts your energy level just for starters.  I know that when I go to the gym and feel wiped out in the beginning of my workout, it is almost always because I’ve forgotten to get my water in.

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci

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