There are thousands of different articles all over the Internet which go over the importance of water, and how essential it is for overall life on our planet, keeping us energized, healthy, and in optimal physical health.
However there is an issue. Despite knowing the importance of this magical potion which gives us beauty and life, many people don’t stay hydrated as they are supposed to, and according to a recent study, more than 50% of all Americans don’t drink the suggested amount of water. On the other hand, this has created speculations which were later found to not be far from the truth, that not drinking water is the main reason most people struggle with their weight loss diets, and even if they do achieve some moderate results, they end up getting back all the weight they lost after they stop with the diet.
But what if we told you that scientifically backed sources reveal that all an individual needs to lose 5 extra pounds per year, without doing anything more than their regular daily activities, is 2 glasses of water before meals. Doing this helps increase the metabolism, reduce the need for constant eating, and fight off diseases and viruses.
Since it is no secret that drinking the recommended amount of water won’t be easy for most people to get used to in a short period of time, we decided to make an article, in which we are going to share a few tips on how to drink more water, and how much water you need according to your body type to lose or maintain your current body weight.
Start off by weighing yourself. Once done, divide that number with two, and you will get the amount of water you need to drink on a daily basis. Example, a person that weighs 180 pounds needs to drink 90 ounces of water a day.
While not the most important factor, physical activity still plays a huge role in losing the excess weight. And when the right water consumption regime will get you to lose weight, imagine what will happen when you combine that with physical activity – you will get the perfectly toned body everyone desires.
There is one general rule everyone must follow however – for every half an hour of physical activity, drink additional 16 ounces of water.
How to Drink More Water
As we mentioned above, if you are not used to drinking large amounts of water throughout the day, you can always start by drinking two glasses of water before each meal. A glass should be 16 ounces, meaning that throughout the three meals in your day, you should drink 48 ounces of water.
Aside from that, it is recommended that you drink a glass of water immediately after you get up in the morning, and right before going to bed – that is 32 additional ounces of water, for a total of 80 ounces.