Why do we need to drink water?
Water can decrease your appetite. Believe it or not, it’s hard for your body to distinguish between being thirsty and being hungry, so try drinking water and waiting 20 – 30 minutes to see if you’re still hungry.
Drinking water may help you cut calories. Most people drink sodas, coffee, and other such beverages and forget to drink plain water. Replacing these higher calorie beverages with water can significantly reduce calories. It is also important to note that caffeine acts as a diuretic to set you up for dehydration. By the time you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.
Water is an important nutrient and is vital for a variety of bodily functions and processes including removal of waste products, carrying nutrients, and regulating body temperature. Water helps reduce fluid retention, and helps keep bowel functions normal.
How much water is enough?
To calculate how much water you need to drink daily take your weight in pounds and divide by 2. The result is the number of ounces of water you should drink in a day. So a 140lb woman needs to drink 70 ounces of water each day, that is just a little more than nine 8-ounce glasses, or three bottles of water (which usually are 16.9 ounces.) A 175lb man would need to drink five bottles of water.
*It is important to remember to drink plenty of water in both winter and summer months. Most people realize fluid is used to produce sweat which keeps us cool during exercise and the hot temperatures of summer, but not as many are aware that the body also needs water to stay warm. The best way to illustrate this is to think of your car. The radiator needs fluid regardless of the weather.
Your Rejuvenate Doctor will provide nutrition instruction and support (which includes water intake provisions) as part of your hormone balancing program.