You really need to increase your daily water intake if you're not drinking enough water.
How do you know if you're drinking the right amount?
Well, that's what I'm going to discuss on this page.
Do you know what can happen to you if you're not drinking enough water?
Very many bad things can happen to you. And they will if you don't watch out. Here are the top 10 things that can happen to you if you do not drink a good amount of water throughout the days:
- Excess Body Fat
- Digestion Troubles
- Poor to No Muscle Tone
- Decreased Muscle Size
- Decreased Organ Function
- Increased Amount of Toxins
- Water Retention
- Ongoing Muscle Soreness
- Joint Problems
Do you really want to take a chance on any of the above? People have died from not drinking enough water.
Yes, People Just Like You Have Died From Not Drinking Enough Water
Our goal here at Weight Lifting Complete is to ensure you are drinking enough water to reach your muscle building and fat loss goals.
Plus, we would like to see you alive.
And that's not a joke. Many people lose their lives every day due to poor health.
Did you know that when you are trying to lose fat, you should be drinking much more water due to the increased amount of toxins in your body?
Water helps to get rid of these toxins and keep that body running efficiently.
If you're trying to burn fat or lose weight, you MUST be drinking more water! It's very, very important for your health and in reaching your goals.
What Is The Recommended Daily Water Intake?
I always recommend that you drink around a gallon of water per day. A gallon is 128 ounces if you didn't already know.
This is my recommendation for people on a detailed exercise program that includes weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise activities.
128 ounces is equivalent to 16 glasses of water that are 8 ounces each.
So, the ‘normally' recommended intake of 6-8 glasses per day just isn't going to cut it for all you people out there who exercise hard with weights and cardio.
There's no need to drink much more than a gallon of water per day unless you are very heavy and currently on a weight loss plan.
Some formulas I've seen out there recommend about 2/3 of an ounce per pound of body weight for overweight people on weight loss diets. That can add up to a lot of water per day.
Here's my advice:
If you don't want to be exact, simply drink around a gallon of water per day. This will be plenty of fluid combined with other liquids you drink such as milk or protein shakes.
If you want a more exact calculation, multiply 0.7 by your body weight in pounds. This will give you an exact estimate of the amount of water you should be drinking per day.
Trouble Drinking Enough Water?
You can easily increase your daily water intake by providing yourself with plenty opportunities to drink water. You can surround yourself with more sources of water throughout the day.
Personally, I take a 64 ounce water bottle to work with me every day of the week. I make sure to finish off that bottle of water before I leave work.
I then have another 32 ounces or so during my workout and another 16 or so after my workout. I then have water with my breakfast meal at home and my dinner meal.
I also use water in all of my protein shakes. Every once in a while I mix skim milk with my protein during muscle building cycles to increase calories, but I usually have water.
On the weekends, I use bottled water at home and drink them between all of my meals.
My daily water intake on the weekends is a little lower because I do not lift weights on the weekend for most of my weightlifting schedules.
If I do workout on the weekends, my water intake increases naturally because I drink water during my workouts.
Surround Yourself With Plenty of Water Sources
Surround yourself with plenty of water and you'll do fine. Carry a water bottle everywhere you go.
Drink water out of water fountains whenever you pass one. Make this a habit. Stay at the water fountain a little longer than normal.
You'll do just fine with your water intake if you follow the guidelines on this page. Remember, water is VERY important to your muscle building and fat burning progress.