On Monday night, I read this article that someone posted on Facebook. The gist of the article is this: a lady attempted to drink 5 pints/80oz of water a day hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion issues. So I told my husband we should try this… My reasons are for improving my skin and I’m hoping that the excess water will curb my sweet tooth a bit while I try to lose a few pounds. He’s just trying to drink more water (not necessarily 80oz/day) because he needs to drink more water. Men.
Drinking more water than you’re used to is hard – in more ways than one. I feel like I need to purchase Depends adult diapers… constantly using the bathroom is driving me nuts. And it’s only Day 1!!! I’m going to push and see how I look and feel at the end of the day. I’m hoping to make this part of my lifestyle. I used to drink a lot of water but it tends to slow down during the colder months because I go for warmer drinks. From the article I learned that tea can be included because it acts like a diuretic. I drink a lot of green tea blends and Earl Grey tea but I go for Chai tea lattes during this time of the year. I will cut back and make some changes there.
The other hard part is not eating like you want to. You have a delicious meal in front of you, but when you’re drinking more water than usual, you can’t enjoy as much as you want. I like food so I had to insert that line. Today, Day 1, I couldn’t stand to eat as many sweets as I’d like. Bummer.
The constant bathroom usage.
Holding yourself accountable for how much water you’re drinking is interesting for beginners, especially when it comes to this much water. We have some tall glasses and I made sure I measured how much was in each glass that I can know how much I’ve had or need to have throughout the day. I’ve got water bottles for when I leave home. I’ve also been using my Fitbit app to help me by logging how much water I’ve had per glass. I just fill the glass and finish it (it’s about 23oz per glass) before adding more.
As of 11.59am on Tuesday I consumed 83oz of water and it was not hard. This is doable. I’ll come around to the bathroom aspect in a bit but I’m looking forward to seeing what I can achieve over the next few weeks. I’m also reducing my flour intake and trying to work out two extra days outside of training with our Trainer.
Cheers to be healthy!