Did you know, just by drinking enough water you could help you body balance its blood sugar levels?
Yep that’s right! Water helps remove excess sugar from your blood and keeps you hydrated which results in balancing out your insulin levels!
This is something I bang on about all the time. Because, it’s the one thing that can really make a difference to your health long term. So here I go again 😉
The adult body is 55-65% water, which means if we are not drinking enough this can have a big impact on our bodies ability to burn fat and also have a biological impact on health.
Why is drinking water good for us?
- Flushes waste through our systems
- Keeps our organs healthy
- Lubricates the joints
- Prevents muscle cramps
- Reduces inflammation
How do you know you’re drinking enough water?
- Irregular bowel movements
- Dark urine
- Rapid breathing
- Dry skin
- Lack of energy
So, how much water should you be drinking?
Lets just say, as a rule of thumb for every 25-30kgs you weigh you should be drinking 1L of water. So for example, if you weigh 75kg, you should be drinking min 2.5L to 3L of water per day.
If this is something you struggle with, I’ve attached a few tips you can try to implement to increase your water intake.
Something simple you could try is starting off your day with 2 glasses of water. Every 1-2 hours after that you could have one large glass of water finishing with a big glass before you go to bed. I know it may feel like you’re going to the toilet a lot at first but trust me, your body WILL ADAPT.
You body is just not used to having that much water going through your system. But give it a week or two and instead of going to the bathroom every 15 minutes it will start to even out to every 2-3 hours.