One of the first things I did to start on this weight loss journey was to cut out certain foods and drinks. I cut out pork, beef, white bread, whole milk, soda and most juices (besides orange and cranberry but still only drink that on occasion) but one of the things I really had to increase was my water intake.
Most of our body is made up of water and there are so many benefits to drinking a lot of water such as clearer skin, more energy and the ability to make you fill more full. (Check the picture below for even more benefits!)
I try to take in about 120 ounces of water a day but it is not easy at all and it leaves you running to the bathroom every 1/2 hour, but it’s worth it. I feel fuller and lighter when I fill up on water opposed to sugary drinks or even food.
I drink a glass of water when I first wake up, before each meal, randomly throughout the day, during my workouts and again before I go to bed.
It has helped me to have a huge bottle (25 fl oz) so that I can measure out how much to drink more effectively. With my bottle I know to drink at least 4 of them by the time I get home from work! The weekends are definitely harder for me when trying to get all of my water in but it’s a must!
To find out how much water you should be drinking, take your weight and multiply by 2/3. Whatever number you get is the amount of ounces to drink. Drink more ounces of water when you are more active that day.
Check out this website for more information on how much water you should drink or other fun facts!