You might not even realize it, but there’s a good chance you’re currently dehydrated.
If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. Some reports say that up to 75% of the population may be chronically dehydrated. That’s a lot of thirsty people!
Dehydration is about more than just thirst. Not getting enough water can leave you feeling fatigued, sluggish, and agitated. Plus, it could possibly be contributing to many chronic conditions like high blood pressure and kidney disease. On the other hand, staying sufficiently hydrated helps your body run smoothly, perform physically, and recover post-exercise. Good hydration also helps you feel rested, alert, energized, and more!
Just How Much H20 Is a Go?
Exactly how much water should you be drinking every day? The short answer: it depends. You may have heard a lot of different numbers. If you’re using one of our Xyngular bundle or kit, we recommend you aim for AT LEAST eight 8 oz glasses of water daily. That’s 64 oz of water each day at a minimum. Other experts say you should drink a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of water. So a 180 lb. person should aim for a baseline of 90 oz. of water a day.
Both of these guidelines are just that—guidelines. Everyone’s body is different and has unique needs. For example, if you are a frequent exerciser, or are trying to lose weight, you may want to up your water intake beyond the minimum recommendations.
5 Tips For Hydration
If drinking that much water seems like dreaming the impossible dream, don’t worry. If you work at it, it will eventually become a habit. In the meantime, here are a few helpful tips on how to increase your water intake.
1. Break It Up
A minimum of 64 ounces?!?! You might be thinking that’s a lot of liquid—and you’re right! You won’t be able to chug that much water right before bed every night. At least not if you don’t want to get up to use the restroom multiple times in the middle of the night. Instead, try spreading your hydration habit throughout the day.
Try waking up and getting your body going with a glass of cool water first thing in the morning. Drink another when you drop the kids off for school, or when you get into the office. Sip a glass during morning meetings, then have another with your healthy lunch.
In the mid-afternoon, fight off sluggishness with a refreshing cool drink. A few hours later, when you’re getting ready to start dinner, pour another cup. Toast to your meal with a tall drink of water, then polish off one more before bed. You did it!
2. Track Your Thirst
Tracking your hydration habits can be a great tool for success. Notice what times of day you crave a soda or sugary energy drink. Take note of when you feel most parched. Write down the times you already do well at drinking water. After tracking your thirst for a day or two, take a look and see what you’re doing well and where you can improve. Then plan a way to get more water into your day.
If journaling isn’t your thing, some people like to track a different way. They either purchase a large jug or fill a gallon milk jug with water, then use a permanent marker to draw lines on it that correspond with how much water they should drink by certain times of the day. At the end of the day, the jug should be empty and your mission complete
3. Eat Up
Some foods can be a great source of hydration to supplement your water drinking. Try adding some cool, crunchy fruits and veggies to your diet. Cucumbers, strawberries, peppers, and more are all good sources of water to add to your daily routine. And did you know watermelon is up to 92% water? I guess someone knew what they were doing when they named it.
If you need some ideas on how to incorporate these fruits and vegetables into your meals, check out our recipes
4. Avoid Dehydrating Drinks
That feels like an oxymoron, but it’s not. Believe it or not, you can get dehydrated even while you’re drinking something. These are called dehydrating drinks. For example, alcohol is a diuretic. That means it makes the body lose fluids while reducing your brain's desire to drink water. Coffee, tea, energy drinks, and other caffeinated beverages can also produce symptoms of dehydration like headaches and dry mouth.
Try swapping out these and sugary drinks for a refreshing glass of water. For a light flavor twist, try adding some fresh citrus to your water, or even a sweet herb like mint or basil if you’re feeling fancy.
5. Quench Your Cravings With Trimstix
Trimstix is the way to go if you want hydration, flavor without the sugar, and help to control your sugar cravings. Xyngular Trimstix is formulated with a patented My Sugar Defense blend that curbs sugar cravings and helps support already healthy blood sugar levels.* Plus, the variety of flavors are a tasty way to help you get your water in without adding extra calories.
Get Trimstix And Stay Hydrated
Are you ready to try Xyngular Trimstix to ramp up your water intake? Trimstix comes in a variety of flavors, including fruit punch, orange pineapple, and pink lemonade. But the flavors are only half the story. It powers up your water by supporting healthy blood sugar levels, curbing sugar cravings, and increasing energy levels and cognitive function.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.