Are you drinking enough water?

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  1. Amy Mack says:

    Hi Holly, I’m loving your blog, thank you so much for all the great insights! One question … I tend to drink water in spurts during the day, as opposed to a more evenly distributed intake. Should I try to change my ways to make sure I’m getting the most from my water intake? I just picked up the water bottle you recommended, great recommendation!

    • Holly Anderton says:

      Thank you, Amy! To get the most from your water intake, try drinking one glass thirty minutes before each meal and another glass two and one half hours after each meal. This will help your body breakdown and fully digest what you’ve eaten, help prevent your blood from becoming too concentrated, and ensure that your cells remain fully hydrated. Depending on the timing of your last meal, you may find that you need to drink an additional glass an hour or two before bed. In addition to the above, I also drink one glass first thing in the morning (warm with lemon); before, during, and after exercise; and a glass whenever I drink tea or wine because they are so dehydrating (this would apply to coffee and soda as well). Interestingly, as you incorporate more water into your diet you will find that your thirst mechanism becomes more efficient, and your body may ask for even more water. Thanks so much for the question! I hope you enjoy your new water bottle… I absolutely love mine!

  2. Elizabeth Zuercher says:

    Great article….I think this is something I can easily do, and it sounds like it will help me out in many ways. Thanks for the information!!

    • Holly Anderton says:

      Thank you, I am so happy to hear that! It really is such an easy thing to incorporate into your daily routine, and the results are incredible. You’ll begin feeling the benefits of being better hydrated right away!

  1. […] One more important note about timing … hunger is a common side effect of dehydration. Because water is obtained through various foods we eat including fruits and vegetables, our body signals its need for water via both thirst and hunger cues. These cues are often misread, and in many cases it is in fact water that your body desires, not food. You can read more on that here. […]

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