Drink Appropriately

| November 26, 2014

Drink appropriately. Again, doctors have long been telling you to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water. An absolute must, is it? Children do not need that amount, do they? Neither do adults, especially when they drink other beverages.

What to consider? You should drink only tea, low sugar juices, and water an hour or two before or after meals or when you are thirsty. If you fear you will die from dehydration, drink half your body’s weight in ounces throughout the day and hours before bedtime, for ideal digestion. For instance, if you weigh 150 pounds, then you should drink 75 ounces of water and not the typical 64 ounces (Prevention, 2012). Furthermore, do not athletes and individuals with health problems have separate needs? Also, if you choose to follow the recommended meal plan, your intake of water will increase. The majority of the foods are moist, so they will decrease your water needs.

Drink. Although I have never been able to tolerate plenty sweet things, discontinuing sugar was strange. As a result, honey became its replacement until I found one too many watered down/fake versions. I simply stick with 100% maple syrup or 100% cactus nectar. Though, most of the sugar intake comes from fresh fruits.

What do I…?

Measure liquids and limit sugar intake to its natural sources:

  • Drink water that is up to half the body weight in ounces
  • Time when I drink and how much
  • Drink herbal, non-caffeinated teas
  • Drink natural and organic juice, occasionally
  • Drink liquids before, between or after meals up to 8:00 p.m.

Because I do not know the volume of liquid in the foods I eat, I tend to drink only when I am thirsty. I have noticed that the food digest better, and I have regular bowel movements. Except when I am at work, I use the bathroom before or after every meal.

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