Need Help Drinking 8 Galsses Of Water A Day

DrinkingWaterThey say you’re supposed to drink 8 glasses of water a day, right? That’s probably one of the hardest things for me. I’m almost never able to pull it off. I don’t really drink a lot of soda or anything, but I still never manage to get enough water. Anybody else have difficulties with this? Any tips?


Every morning I cut a lemon in half, and through out the day I squeeze the juice into mine. It makes it taste so much better, plus the lemon is god for your liver. It helps it to detox and also lots of vitamin C. Otherwise, I’m not such a fan of water, but staying hydrated is really important. They say that even being a litre low affects brain performance, memory, stuff like that.

Incredible as it may seem, H2O is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take it for granted, it may be the only true “magic potion” for permanent weight loss. It suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that a decrease in H2O intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

Here’s why:

The kidneys can’t function properly without enough water. When they don’t work to capacity, some of their load is dumped into the liver. One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But, if the liver has to do some of the kidneys work, it can’t operate at full throttle. As a result, it metabolises less fat, and more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss stops. Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention. When the body gets less, it perceives this as a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every drop.

Water is stored in extra cellular sources (outside the cells). This shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands. Diuretics offer a temporary solution at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replenish the loss at the first opportunity. Thus, the condition quickly returns. The best way to overcome water retention is to give your body what it needs – plenty of the stuff. Only then will stored H2O be released. The overweight person needs more than the thin one. Larger people have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that it is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more. Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscle their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration. It also helps to prevent sagging skin that usually follows weight loss – shrinking cells are buoyed by it, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient. Water helps rid the body of waste. During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of – all metabolised fat must be shed. Again, an adequate helps flush out the waste.

It can help relieve constipation.

When the body gets too little, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one primary source. Result? Constipation. But, when a person drinks enough water normal bowel function returns. The body will not function properly without enough water and can’t metabolize stored fat efficiently. Toxins are stored in fat cells and are released when losing weight. In order to avoid detoxification symptoms while losing weight, it is essential to weight loss. It should preferably be cold – it’s absorbed into the system more quickly than being warm. And some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can actually help burn calories.

When the body gets the water it needs to function optimally, its fluids are perfectly balanced. When this happens, you have reached the “breakthrough point”. What does this mean? Endocrine gland function improves. Fluid retention is alleviated, and stored water is lost. Most fat is used as fuel because the liver is free to metabolize stored fat. Natural thirst returns. There is a loss of weight almost overnight. If you stop drinking enough, your body will be thrown out of balance again, and you may experience fluid retention, unexplained weight gain, and loss of thirst. To remedy the situation you’ll have to go back and force another “breakthrough”.

I try, but it gets boring.

So I drink heavily diluted Lady Grey or Green Tea. Being hydrated helps with weight loss, aids in digestion, keeps us ‘regular’ and is good for our skin.YUM!

Up until about 1 week ago I never touched it! Then we didn’t have the money to buy my Pepsi One which I lived on. I mean that is ALL I drank! Now I drink it all day and add some hot green tea in the mix. I’m so proud of me.

It is actually stated that you are suppose to drink 8 glasses a day and an additional glass for every 25lbs you are overweight. so for me that’s like 11 glasses a day. ouch!

I think everyone needs to read this. There really isn’t any reason to drink more water than you are actually thirsty for. I have seen several articles in health magazines about this over the years and I am surprised at how many people still think they HAVE to drink at least 8 8oz glasses a day. It simply isn’t true.

I’ve been working on this one the last few weeks.

I’m trying to get up to drinking a gallon of water a day. I don’t know if anyone has ever watched I Lost It on TV but a lot of people talk about drinking a gallon and most of the people on that show lose 100 pounds or more.

I love it. I always have a glass or a bottle of it next to me.

I never drank as much water as I drink now.

I own my own health & beauty business. We launched our new product called perfect water ( oxygen rich ) Helps your body stay hydrated and helps your cells absorb oxygen much faster . It has been purified 15 times.

I have heard before that if you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated. I am currently studying to be a Personal Fitness Trainer & Nutritional Specialist and can say that I have also read this in my studies. So if you are thirsty you are already dehydrated.