How much water do you drink daily?
How much water do you think you should drink daily?
Do you think it is 8 glasses, 6 glasses, 1 liter, 1 gallon, or how much?
Well, if you said it depends on how much you weigh then you would be correct. There is no specific amount of water that works for every person in general.
Think about it. Would you tell a baby to drink 8 glasses of water per day like you would say to an adult? No!
Do you think a man weighing 250 pounds should drink the same amount as a woman weighing 115 pounds? No! Their needs are different.
We all know that water is essential to good health. Your needs will vary depending on your weight, activity level, health status, and where you live.
Your body is made up of 60% water. Each and every system in your body is dependent on water to work. Water is used to carry nutrients to cells and flush toxins out of your organs.
You are continuously losing water from your body through urine and sweat.
When you do not get enough water you get dehydrated. This stresses your body including your systems, organs and brain.
Do you find yourself in a brain fog? Drink a glass of water.
Do you find yourself tired? Drink a glass of water.
If you exercise or do strenuous activities then you need an extra 1-3 cups per day.
If the environment is very hot or humid and causes you to sweat then you need extra fluid.
If you have been sick or have an illness then more fluids are required. Fever, diarrhea, and vomiting can cause dehydration so you need extra fluids to prevent this from happening.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding then you should be drinking more water than required. You should drink around 2 extra cups of water per day if you are pregnant and possibly 5 extra cups of water per day if you are breastfeeding. I think that would all depend on how old your child is and how much milk they are getting from you. If a baby is a newborn nursing all the time then you would need extra extra water to keep your supply increasing as their needs increase. If you have a toddler that is only nursing once or twice a day and not for long intervals then you won’t need as much as with a newborn. If you are having milk supply issues then try increasing your water intake and see if it helps your supply.
Most of the time if your urine is colorless or straw light yellow in color then you are hydrated.
If you are thirsty then normally you have waited to long and you are getting dehydrated.
Many people want to know, does water intake help you lose weight?
Drinking water does have an effect on your weight by increasing your metabolism and reducing your appetite. Woohoo for drinking more water, right?
Research has shown that drinking 2 liters of water in one day can increase your energy expenditure drastically.
Cold water is best for these purposes as your body will expend energy trying to heat the body from the cold water it took in.
Drink water 30 minutes before a meal to reduce the amount you eat which will also decrease the amount of calories you take in! 🙂
What it helps
Drinking enough water per day helps with constipation, cancer, kidney stones, acne, and skin hydration.
Come on now, aren’t you seeing the benefits of drinking enough water.
So how much water should you drink daily then you say.
Well it is a really simple thing. Many people try to make it difficult.
Take your weight and cut it in half. There you go! That number is how many ounces you should drink per day.
Here is a chart to help you out.
Weight Water Needed Daily
100 lb 50 ounces
110 lb 55 ounces
120 lb 60 ounces
130 lb 65 ounces
140 lb 70 ounces
150 lb 75 ounces
160 lb 80 ounces
170 lb 85 ounces
180 lb 90 ounces
190 lb 95 ounces
200 lb 100 ounces
210 lb 105 ounces
220 lb 110 ounces
230 lb 115 ounces
240 lb 120 ounces
250 lb 125 ounces
260 lb 130 ounces
270 lb 135 ounces
280 lb 140 ounces
290 lb 145 ounces
300 lb 150 ounces
**Remember if you are exercising, are sick, pregnant, or breastfeeding you will need extra water!
I hope this chart will help you determine how much water you need to drink per day.
Please comment, Like, and Share! Thank you! Stacy 🙂