Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Alot harder than I thought is meeting the 8 glasses of water each day. The first few weeks I actually *felt* water logged and had a very sweet taste in my mouth after consuming my 8, sometimes more glasses a day. My bladder is now my new alarm clock! There's no snooze button on this one!
Here's some info. I didn't know until today:
"The average urine output for adults is about 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) a day. You lose close to an additional liter (about 4 cups) of water a day through breathing, sweating and bowel movements. Food usually accounts for 20 percent of your total fluid intake, so if you consume 2 liters of water or other beverages a day (a little more than 8 cups) along with your normal diet, you will typically replace your lost fluids." www.mayoclinic.com/health/water/NU00
My doc. told me to take my current weight, divide it by 2 = number of ounces of water to drink per day. Add a cup for about every 1/2 hour - 1 hour of being outdoors.
One thing I like to drink as part of my daily intake is "WhiteRock" brand Naturally Flavored Seltzers. They come in Pomegranate/Blueberry, Strawberry/Kiwi, BlackCherry, Lemon/Lime. Absolutely *no* sugars, *no* perservatives, and nothing artifical included. They are DELICIOUS! Sometimes I add fresh lemon to the Pomegranate/Blueberry---SO good! I'm actually considering asking the grocery store to order me cases, because now my children are drinking it in place of fruit juices.