Drink water throughout the day.
Drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. Drink more if you're exercising and sweating a lot, less if you're sedentary and in a cool climate.
When you're hungry, drink a glass of water before eating, you may just be dehydrated.
Signs you could be dehydrated:
- Your lips are dry (Drinking a cup of water when your lips are dry. Notice how long it takes for them to plump up)
- Your skin feels dry
- Your urine is bright yellow or very yellow
- Muscle cramps
- You're hungry but you have had enough food
Signs you've had too much water:
- your urine is clear
Drink flitered water. Steer clear of bottled and tap water unless the tap water in your area is free of contaminants such as chlorine and lead.