How Much Water Do You Really Need to Drink?

If you've ever asked yourself how much water you actually need to drink, there is now an answer for you. Dietician Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite For Health, recommends 'drinking about half of your body weight in fluid ounces of water (or other calorie-free beverages). Cold water provides a brief shock to your metabolism, raising it by about 30 percent so that over the course of a day, your body will burn about 100 more calories." This isn't really as daunting as it sounds. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water which is just under nine and a half cups a day. If you are used to drinking soda or juice and just can't get behind drinking plain old water, try adding lemon or mint. Not only will this improve flavour, it will double the detox power. If you are already knocking this out like a champ, good on ya! If you aren't, what are you waiting for? NOW is a great time to start.

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