HERE’S HOW MUCH WATER YOUR BODY NEEDS TO LOSE WEIGHT
Many people already know the health benefits they can receive from water, but very few of us know the steps we need to take so we can receive full benefits from water.
Everyone knows that water is known as the source of life, no other drink will quench ones thirst like water can.
Drink sufficient amount of water and your daily metabolism will work at its optimal level. But there are other health benefits too. Your energy levels will be boosted and your skin complexion will improve significantly.
Water is an amazing way to lose weight as it makes you feel full and sometimes when someone feels as if they are hungry they are actually dehydrated. So next time you go for that snack because you’re hungry try drink a glass of water and see if your hunger goes away.
A recent study claims that you should drink 2 x 8-ounce cups of water before every meal to lose weight. The study involved dieters who were studied for more than 3 months. You would be amazed to know that the dieter’s drinking water before all their three meals everyday lost an average of 5 pounds in just 12 weeks against those who continued with the same way they drank water earlier.
So Are you Drinking Enough Water & At the Right Time?
There are many different health benefits you can receive from drinking water, but you should never drink more than your body can handle. As water can kill you if you drink an excess amount.
Drink the right amount of water according to your weight. For example, a person who weighs only 80 pound shouldn’t be drinking as much as a person who weighs 300 pounds.
- Your Weight is the Most Important Factor
There’s a formula you can use to figure out how much water you should consume daily. This formula is called “Half-Body Weight Rule”.
- What Formula to Use?
- Weigh yourself to see how much you weigh
- Divide your weight by half
- This number will tell you how many ounces you need to consume daily.
How physically active are you, as it can determine how much water you need daily. If you are a person who sits at a desk all you defiantly don’t need as much water as an athlete would. As people who are really athletic lose a lot of water through sweat.
Whatever your lifestyle, it will affect the amount of water your body needs daily.
When you are physically more active, your body is sweating more. There is a general formula here as well:
You should add 12 ounces of water for every 30 minutes of physical activity or exercise (per day). If you spend 2 hours daily exercising or engaged in physical activity, you should add 4×12 = 48 oz. of water to the amount you drink normally.
HERE’S HOW MUCH WATER YOUR BODY NEEDS TO LOSE WEIGHT:
Weight Intake # of 12-ounce servings
80 lbs. 40 oz. 3
90 lbs. 45 oz. 4
100 lbs. 50 oz. 4
110 lbs. 55 oz. 5
120 lbs. 60 oz. 5
130 lbs. 65 lbs. 5-6
140 lbs. 70 oz. 6
150 lbs. 75 oz. 6
160 lbs. 80 oz. 7
170 lbs. 85 oz. 7
180 lbs. 90 oz. 8
190 lbs. 95 oz. 8
200 lbs. 100 oz. 8-9
210 lbs. 105 oz. 9
220 lbs. 110 oz. 9
230 lbs. 115 oz. 10
240 lbs. 120 oz. 10
250 lbs. 125 oz. 10-11
A Simple Rule
Many people are running around trying to finish multiple things during the day and can forget how much water they have consumed all day. If you are one of these people try out this method to keep track of your water intake.
- How Physically Active Are You?
Follow the above-mentioned simple steps and you will not have to make any calculations. These steps will help you get all the required amount of water to meet your daily needs.
But you can also replenish your water needs from fruits and vegetables too. 30 g of fruits/veggies are considered to give 1 oz. of water. So if you eat more of them, you can reduce the amount of water you drink.
- Drink 2 cups of water before consuming a meal
- By doing this you’ll drink 48 ounces a day
- Drink a glass of water when you first wake up
- Carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go
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