One of the main questions asked by our clients is – What should my daily water intake be? Now that Summer is finally here, and the weather is warm and dry, it’s even more important to ensure you drink enough whilst on TotalFast. LighterLife’s head of nutrition and research, Dr Kelly Johnston, explains that self-care and keeping well should be top of your priority list and that’s where staying hydrated comes into play.
How much should I drink?
The adage of 6-8 glasses of water per day is what we often hear, but of course that can often be a lot more when on TotalFast and consuming Foodpacks only. One of the simplest but most effective ways to take care of yourself is ensuring that you are properly hydrated. If you can drink your tap water, it’s also one of the cheapest!
How water helps your body.
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work properly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste and lubricate your joints.
It can also help you focus, prevent that mid-morning or mid-afternoon ‘brain-fog’ that can sometimes appear a few hours between meals. In additions, staying properly hydrated can reduce headaches.
If staying hydrated is difficult for you, here are some tips that can help:
- Keep a bottle with you during the day – to reduce the cost of bottled varieties, try using one of our shakers and fill it up with tap water.
- If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding one of our drink mixes for some added flavour – we have three flavours to choose from Grapefruit, Sunrise Orange & Fruits of the Forest
- When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. How many times have you walked to the press or fridge to look for something to eat, when what you actually needed was a drink?
Click here to head over to the HSE website for more information on water intake & the symptoms of dehydration