I don’t know about you but drinking water is tough for me when the weather is cold. I tend to not drink enough. I like drinking my water cold! When it’s hot, I have no problem meeting my goal. My daily water goal is 1 gallon, that’s approximately 128 ounces. Does everyone need to drink that much? No.
I try to make my intake goal simple by starting my day off with a 16 oz glass of water(with a teaspoon of Himalayan salt) before breakfast, a glass of water while I eat and then 4 of my Shakeology bottles through out the day. Breaking the day up into smaller goals is more attainable than saying I have to drink 128 oz every day.
So, how much is enough?
The chart below is a good base start. Once you’ve mastered your starting goal, work on increasing it if you’d like.
I sweat A LOT!
If you are exercising or live somewhere hot you need to be drinking more. For every 30 minutes of exercise you should be drinking an extra 12 ounces of water.
The good news… your water intake doesn’t just need to be water. You just need fluids. You can drink tea, juice, etc. Eat foods with lots of fluid content, like pears or watermelon. Just be cautious about what you’re putting in your body. Hydrating is good but hydrating with a 1000 calorie beverage isn’t doing your body much good. It’s best to eat your daily calories!
Did you know that coffee is actually a natural diuretic? I don’t count coffee in my water intake because it actually makes your body excrete more fluid. A good rule of thumb is if you’re drinking a cup of coffee, drink a cup of water to cancel it out.
Need a little accountability getting started with hitting your water goal? Join my upcoming group ❤ Happy hydrating!