Drinking Water – How much, really?

Did you know you can drink too much water?
It’s likely you were raised with the advice “Drink eight 8-oz glasses of water every day.”  This information was probably backed up by all sorts of quotes about how much of the body is made up of water.  Maybe someone went so far as to talk about how your blood would be sludge moving through your veins if you didn’t drink enough.

Have you ever actually drank eight 8-ounce glasses of water?  Really?  If so, how did it make you feel?

If I drink half of that I get so cold that I start shivering uncontrollably; my teeth chatter.  I also feel pretty awful.  Even in the face of criticism from those who swear by the traditional water formula I knew I had to decide for myself how much water I should have each day.  After all, it’s my body, right? Who knows it better?

My advice is to keep a glass or bottle of water near you throughout the day.  You’ll find yourself drinking more water and drinking just what you need for your best metabolism.

Don’t let anyone bully or guilt you into making decisions you should be making for yourself.  Make up your own mind.

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