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It's hard to drink all that water

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

8 cups is a lot. If I don't start early and keep at it, I get to the evening and try to squeeze it all in....of course, that's a bad idea because than I have interrupted sleep. I feel so different if I drink 8 cups throughout the day. I think better, I eat less and I feel more alive when I stay hydrated all day. With my mobility challenge, I'm not working up a good sweat, but when I did - water was critical. It's extremely important to my quality of experience even if I don't work up a sweat. I read we can only absorb about a liter every 40 minutes. Our endurance drops 50% when we are low on hydration. Our oxygen uptake reduces by 25%. That's why I can't think straight and feel tired when I don't drink enough. The body depends on water for everything, we are mostly water, digestion and metabolism are greatly influenced by how hydrated we are. If I enter a meal hydrated, I eat less and digest it better. It's recommended we start the day with a big drink of water because we awaken somewhat dehydrated. I just have to get better at filling up earlier in the day. Then I have to remember my water bottle, I really mess up when I run errands. It's a cascading affect, I run around, get thirsty, get stressed, can't think straight, run out of energy, get home - it's late.... I'll have to work on that. I want a better quality of life. From what I read, hydration can be a big difference. Especially as I lose weight and melt fat that contains stored toxins - without water to dilute the toxins and carry them out, they are more likely to make me cranky and negatively affect my health. Nasty toxins are stored in fat. That's why I get headaches as I lose weight.
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    woo hoo i have my computer access a gain so now i can read and answer your blogs and see hgow you are doing love.i am lucky here as if anything i tend to drink too much,lol.before you go to bed if you remember to put a bottle of water by your bedside cabinate you are more likely to drink it first thing when you get up.also having a bottle by your computer ,on the dinner table and even in your hall so it is easier to remeber when you go out to pick it up.also trying to have a glass of water with every meal as well and then before you go to bed,not forgetting the bottle in the car you will find it is pretty easy that way to get your water in.hjope this helps.remember you can do this.
    2931 days ago
    I try to drink about four glasses of water per day.My husband's Dr.told him NOT to drink to much water as he might get water poisoning(drinking to much water)I suspect he is wrong about this as I have drank eight glasses of water back when I was more active and loved it.I think it has to do with how much water you drink at one time!!I spread out my water intake over about twelve hours.It is pretty obvious that my hubby is NOT a member of sparks.
    2931 days ago

    I am living proof. Water is essential. We have a lot in common. I feel good if I drink enough water. I do not lose any weight when I do not drink enough water. I need to get a routine. When I was confined to bed, it was easy cuz I had my water at my bedside. Let's keep each other on the right track. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2934 days ago
    Very interesting and great information! Thanks!!
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    2934 days ago
  • CARTER4414
    I had trouble drinking all that water at first, but I have really gotten used to it. I definitely think your body adapts to having more water available, and that makes it easier.
    2935 days ago
    Wow! You included a LOT of information in a short little blog! Thanks!
    2935 days ago
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