This is a pretty simple one as long as you follow this formula:
Drink ½ of your bodyweight in ounces of water daily
For example: somebody who weighs 200lbs would drink 100 ounces of water each day
“I’ll never leave the bathroom if I drink that much”
A good starting point is 32oz. After this you can use the 4×4 program. In this you add 4 ounces to your total every 4 days until you get to your ideal amount.
“I drink a lot of coffee/tea/juice/milk/soda… Doesn’t that count?”
The answer is not something that you will want to hear, unfortunately no. Some of these can be very good for you, but should not be a replacement for good old H2O. They can also be dehydrating, thus upping your need for water.
Why it Matters
There are over 6 billion cellular processes that occur every second in the body. Each and every one is dependent on water. Therefore, for your body to work optimally it MUST have the water it needs on board. Without it the body cannot heal and it will continue to break down. The brain and all other organs will preferentially get water as they are the most important. Because of this if you have problems healing in anything outside of the organs healing will be slowed down in these areas because of lack of water.
Medications, pesticides, herbicides, fluoride, household chemicals and industrial chemicals just to name a few. Do you want to drink any of these? Since the answer is probably not, then you may want to filter your water. This can go a long way in keeping your body in optimal health.
Avoid Plastic Bottles
If you do not drink from stainless steel or glass the plastic can be leaching into your water. This may not sound like a big deal, but it can act as an endocrine disruptor. Simply, it will affect your hormones and throw levels out of whack. Plastic can mimic estrogen in the body and increase levels.