January 2, 2013

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 3 of 31 – Water – How Much Water Do You Need?

Posted in Diet, Eating Cleaner, Health, Healthy Eating, Healthy Habits, Healthy Living, Nutrition tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:39 PM by lanaholt

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 3 of 31 – Water – How Much Water Do You Need?

Hello everyone. I’m so excited that you decided to join me in our 31 days to cleaner or healthier eating. Each one of these videos will have 1 simple concept for you to chew on. It’s your choice what you do with it. Try it for a day, a week, a month or implement for your entire life. My hope is it helps you open your mind to learning more about fueling your body more healthily.

We have all heard you should drink 8 glasses of water a day. It’s a very general rule that the Mayo Clinic says is probably ok for most people. But, honestly most people don’t drink enough water. The average American drinks too much soda and other flavored drinks. Yes, these drinks provide water, but the sugar and caffeine they may contain either require alot of water to process or encourage water elimination.

Water is essential for every biochemical process in our bodies. Feeling tired, constipated, bloated, headaches, things just don’t feel right? I encourage you to track what foods you are eating that contain alot of water like grapes, cucumber, soup, etc. Also, note how much water you are actually drinking a day. Try substituting some of your high sugar and high caffeine drinks for water instead. Become aware of how much water you are consuming each day.

The general rule is, you know you are drinking enough water if you don’t feel thirsty and your urine is clear to light yellow. So, you need to take a peek at your pee.

You can drink too much water, but it is very rare. If you are unsure how much water your body needs, you should consult your doctor especially if you have any kidney issue, are pregnant or nursing.

Thanks for your time. This is Coach Lana and I would love for you to join me at http://facebook.com/coachlana so we can connect.


1 Comment »

  1. Mary Case said,

    Thanks Coach Lana, I preach to my students all the time to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. You might also want to address leg cramp issues. I have older students that are taking diuretics and don’t hydrate enough. But thanks so much for your videos! I really enjoy them!

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