You might not even realize it, but there’s a good chance you may be dehydrated (gulp).
If it makes you feel better, you’re not alone—CBS reports that up to 75% of the population may be chronically dehydrated!
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!
“Water” you waiting for—here’s some tips to help you get your water in every day.
Just How Much H20 Is a Go?
The short answer: it depends. You may have heard a lot of different numbers.
We recommend, especially during your Xyngular System experience, aiming for at least eight 8 oz glasses of water daily. That’s 64 oz of water each day.
Tip #1 — Break It Up!
Now 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. If you can…I’m impressed, but not envious of the three times you’ll wake up during the night!
Instead, try breaking up your hydration habit.
Wake up with a glass of cool water first thing in the morning. Another when you drop the kids off for school, or when you get into the office. Sip a glass during morning meetings, then another with your healthy lunch.
Mid-afternoon, fight off sluggishness with a refreshing cool drink, then 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 another before bed. You did it!
Tip #2 — Track Your Thirst
Some of our most successful System participants have opted to track their hydration. What times of day do you crave a soda or sugary energy drink? When do you get parched? When do you do the best with drinking water? Try writing it down somewhere!
Others like to purchase a large jug or fill a gallon milk jug with water, then draw in lines with a permanent marker corresponding with times of day or other goals. This could be easier because you don’t have to keep track of glasses—just empty your big jug of water each day.
Tip #3 — Eat Up
Try out some hydrating foods if you’re not feeling up to drinking that water. Think of cool, crunchy fruits and veggies. Did you know watermelon is up to 92% water?
Tip #4 — Avoid Dehydrating Drinks
What? Dehydrating drinks? It’s true—alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it makes the body lose fluids, while reducing your brain's desire to drink water. Coffee, tea, energy drinks, and other caffeinated beverages also can produce symptoms of dehydration like headaches and dry mouth.
Instead, swap your sugary drinks for a refreshing twist. Try adding some fresh citrus to your water, or even a sweet herb like mint or basil if you’re feeling fancy.
Tip #5 — Quench Your Cravings with Trimstix
For hydration, flavor without the sugar, and help in controlling your sugar cravings, you really can’t beat Trimstix. With the patented My Sugar Defense blend, Trimstix curbs sugar cravings and helps support already healthy blood sugar levels. Click here to learn more.
The fresh Fruit Punch flavor can really help you get your water in, teasing your tastebuds without the extra calories.
Want to learn about more healthy living tips? Check out the rest of our blog and talk to your Distributor today!