HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I DRINK EVERY DAY?
According to Autumn Calabrese and the team at Beachbody, you should drink your body weight, divided by two, in ounces. So if you weigh 150 pounds, your daily water intake should be 75 ounces (150/2=75). If you aren’t certain how much you weigh, estimate and when you get a chance, hop on a scale and adjust your number accordingly.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF MY WATER INTAKE?
I wish I had an answer for you, but the best advice is this: whatever works for you. I’ve tried various methods: keeping track in my head, ticks on a scrap of paper, and various Apps on my phone to track my numbers (Notes, probably being my “go-to”).
Write it down.
And write it down somewhere portable, like your mobile device.
I’ve researched them all, and in accordance with the simple living lifestyle, Waterlogged is it!
According to their App store description, “You’ll spend less than 60 seconds a day tracking your water by using photos of your favorite containers. See why it’s been featured by Dr. Oz, Apple, and Lifehacker, and used by well over a million people around the world.”
HOW TO USE WATERLOGGED
1. For a quick start, click on the gear and enter your “Daily Goal” in ounces.
2. Every time you drink, click on the “+” sign and record your intake either by glass or volume, whichever you prefer. (I am a numbers girl, so I record by volume!)
3. Click on the alarm clock icon to set your start and finish times for each day. You can also adjust the minimum time between goals as Waterlogged sets “mini goals” to motivate you throughout the day.
4. Voila, keep on drinking and drinking and drinking…
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DRINKING SO MUCH WATER?
According to Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, Director of Nutrition for WebMD,
here are the benefits of drinking water:
1. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids.
2. Water can help control calories.
3. Water helps energize muscles.
4. Water helps keep skin looking good.
5. Water helps your kidneys.
6. Water helps maintain normal bowel functions.
(For more detailed specifics, read this article: 6 Reasons to Drink Water.)