Dover Weight Loss Expert talks about water and how to get it in

We all know that your body is made up of mostly water- 60 to 70% of water to be exact. In order for your body to function properly it needs to be fueled with water; that’s why dehydration is such a huge issue and can be extremely debilitating, causing headaches, nausea and in extreme cases death.

So it only makes sense that in order for your body to burn the most amount of fat and calories possible, in other words to operate at optimal level, you have to hydrate.


The Institute of Medicine now recommends that a person drinks about 90 ounces of water a day, but a good goal to go by is drinking half your bodyweight in water. 90 ounces sounds like a lot, and it is, about 13 8 oz cups of water a day. But if you think about it, chances are you probably drink a lot more than that with other beverages like coffee, soda, and energy drinks.


So how do you get all this water in? Here are few simple tricks to help you increase your water intake and see some amazing results:

Add some flavor


In today’s day, there is no shortage on ways to flavor your water. All you have to do is go to the grocery store and pick some up, splash it in your water and you’re good to go. Here at CNU Fit we carry a product called Twist Tubes that flavor your water and also give you 2 servings of fruits and vegetables, so there’s no excuses not to hydrate or get your veggies in!


Use a timer


It sounds silly, but setting a timer on your phone to go off every half hour (or whatever time interval you choose) can be a easy way to remind you to drink. And soon enough your body will become accustomed to it and you will start doing it out of habit.


Drink 8 oz of water for every 8 oz of other beverage


A lot of drinks that aren’t water actually dehydrate you. Things like soda and coffee may make you feel like you’re getting your water in, but in reality you’re just sucking the hydration out of your body. This is especially true with drinks like alcohol. Drinking a glass of water for every glass of other liquid is a quick way to re-hydrate you and get your water in without thinking about it.


We hope this helps you increase your water intake, and remember if you need more tips on how to reach your goals, make sure to check out our blog every week!


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