Water happens to be the single most important nutrient in the entire human body.
Without water, our bodies cannot survive. About 2/3 of your body is water.
Do you know how much water makes up the muscle you have? What about your blood?
Do you think your bones contain water?
Water makes up about 70% of muscle, 20% of bones, and a whopping 90% of the blood in your body.
That, my friend, is simply amazing. And that’s not all either. There are more amazing things that will happen to your body once you give it all the water it needs.
Water is An Amazing Nutrient That You MUST Have
Every process that keeps you living and takes place inside your body depends on water:
- Transporting vital nutrients
- Absorption of nutrients
- Excretion of waste
- Regulation of body temperature
- Building and repairing tissue
- Lubrication of joints
- Blood circulation
And do you know the really sad part about this vital nutrient?
Most people don’t take in nearly enough water and walk around all day in some degree of dehydration.
If you walk around all day dehydrated, your body is not functioning properly.
You can’t build muscle, you won’t burn ANY fat, and you will never build the body of your dreams! And most importantly, your health will suffer without plenty of water each day.
So, let’s fix this today and for the rest of your life…
Let’s get you fully hydrated and get your body functioning at its highest level. Your body is one amazing machine when you give it what it needs to function the way it was intended to function.
Benefits of Staying Fully Hydrated
Let’s look at a few benefits of staying fully hydrated throughout the days, weeks, months, and years:
- Increases your strength levels dramatically, which creates a greater muscle building stimulus. You’ll build more muscle and burn more fat.
- Increases your endurance levels by huge margins! You’ll be able to workout harder and longer during your weight lifting and cardiovascular sessions. The result is more muscle and less fat!
- You’ll feel fully energized when you wake up every morning. You’ll be ready to take on the world and conquer each and every one of your goals. You’ll feel great.
- No more tiredness, fatigue, headaches, and laziness from being in a dehydrated state. Feeling great gives you the urge you need to get up off the couch and get going.
- Great workouts each and every time you step into the gym. Feed your body properly, keep it hydrated, and your body will reward you with improved performance.
Another huge benefit of water that needs to be discussed in more depth is the fact that you will burn more fat from your body by staying fully hydrated.
This is a fact!
Let’s talk about why being hydrated guarantees you are burning more body fat:
Waste products can become a huge problem within your body if you don’t give the body what it needs to flush these waste products away.
Too many waste products in your body will STOP the fat burning process.
Water is needed to get rid of waste products within the body.
Let’s say you are in some state of dehydration. Even mild dehydration will hinder the fat burning process…
When you are dehydrated, your body will hold onto the water currently within your body.
Your body knows that it needs water to function and will do everything in its power to keep water within the body. If you give your body plenty of water, the body gladly gets rid of the water along with the waste products.
How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?
Base your recommended water intake on your calorie level intake. If you are eating more, you will be drinking more water!
If you live and work in hot and humid environments, you are going to need more water! If you are a very active person, you are going to need more water.
You need more water if you are sweating throughout the day and losing water in the process.
I can just provide you with a basis for water intake and you adjust it higher as needed. Do not go any lower than the minimum amount of water recommended below.
Recommended Water Intake
The recommended daily intake is 50 ounces of water per 1000 calories consumed or a minimum of 80 ounces of water per day, whichever is greater. Adjust upwards as needed.
You need to be drinking around this amount of pure water every day of the week.
Sure, at first, you’re going to have to go to the bathroom frequently. Over time, your bladder will adapt to the water intake, and you won’t have to urinate so often.
Especially ensure that you drink water before your workout, during, and after your workout! This is a must.
Can you drink other liquids and count them towards your water intake?
You can drink very small quantities of diet sodas (1 to 2 per week), crystal light, and other calorie free drinks. You need to limit them to only a few per week, though.
You probably won’t want much more to drink after you drink that much water per day. You can count other drinks toward your fluid intake.
Water is always the number one choice for fluid intake, so don’t overdo it with any other drinks. Water is the recommended choice over any other beverage.
Guess what? If you stick to drinking water only — you will SAVE thousands of dollars each year. When you go to a restaurant, order a water with lemon.
You just can’t get any better than water. Drink it.