Water makes up 60% of the adult body so it is no shocker that H2O is incredibly important to your overall health. The goal is to drink 60-80 ounces of water a day unless otherwise recommended by your doctor. If you are not at that 60-80 ounce goal, we suggest building up slowly to prevent flushing out your electrolytes. A great way to do this is by adding an extra half cup of water each day until you are at your goal.
It is super important that you drink the correct amount of water for your body. Not drinking enough water can lead to symptoms like:
Water is was fuels your body and keeps you alive, which is amazing! But it is very important you don't shock your system by overdoing your water intake.
Please do not go over 90 ounces of water unless this is a practice you've been doing for a while. It can be dangerous to suddenly increase your water intake by large amounts. It is important to listen to your body and use the week before you officially start the program to slowly start increasing your water intake.
It is important to tell your coach if you experience any of the symptoms associated with drinking too much water. We want to make sure you are drinking enough water to keep your body healthy but not wash away all your electrolytes. The symptoms of hyponatremia are:
In a healthy person, urine color is a good indicator of your hydration status. Pale yellow urine that looks like lemonade is a good goal. Darker urine means you need more water. Colorless urine means you are overhydrated.
Please stick to the recommended amount of water, and if you have any questions or concerns contact your coach or the insta-chat coaching.