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5 Best Times to Drink Water

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Best times to drink water

 

Water is your body’s natural energizer. It hydrates your skin, tissues, flushes out toxins and is your body and brain’s BFF. Most people do not drink enough water, instead indulging in drinks that deplete the body of water like coffee, soda and alcohol.

By the time you are thirsty, you are dehydrated. I challenge you to an experiment. Try this schedule below for 2 weeks. Share your response in the FB group. I am betting you have more energy and lose some of your typical cravings.

Here are the 5 best times to drink water.

1. Drink 32 ounces before your first cup of coffee.

When you get out of bed, instead of reaching for coffee. Drink fresh water. You can add in freshly squeezed lemon and support your liver. If you are not used to water, then start with 8 ounces and work your way up. You may not even need coffee when you rev up your body’s engine with water.

2. Drink 8 ounces 30 minutes before a meal.

This preps your digestive system for food, cleanses your taste buds and keeps you from over eating. Water plumps up your mucus membranes and supports healthy digestion.

3. When you are hungry.

The brain can get its signals mixed up and very often, the feeling of hunger is really your body telling you are thirsty. Drink 8 ounces of water when you are hungry, give yourself 20 minutes and see if your “hunger” has dissipated. By hydrating yourself, you will reset your body’s alert mechanisms.

4. Before and during your workout.

The more physically active you are, the greater demands for hydration. Take sips of water throughout your workout for natural energy.

5. Before you go to sleep.

You may think this is a mistake. After all if you drink water right before bed, are you more likely to get up during the night? Ideally you get more of your water intake during the day. Making up for it at night can cause problems like getting up in the middle of the night.

Your body loses water while you sleep and having some water before you go to bed has been noted to reduce risk of heart issues.

 

 

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