Are you properly hydrated?

Very few of us are.  The most recent study I read says that in order to be properly hydrated one needs to drink half their body weight in ounces each day.  For example, if you weigh 120 lbs, you need to be drinking 60 ozs of water.  And if you drink alcohol or caffeine, you’ll need even more as those are dehydrating.

There are best practices for getting enough water.  Fill a pitcher or jug with your daily allotment each morning so you know when you’ve had your fill.  Aim to be sipping water all through the day rather than chugging.  Try to finish drinking all your water at least 2 hours before bedtime.  

Chances are you are not well hydrated…dang!  At the start of this program, you will likely being going to empty your bladder several times.  That’s because your tissues are too parched to accept this amount of water.  Like a torrential rain on a  dry desert scape, most will run off.  The study suggested that even following this protocol, it will take up to 2 weeks to fully hydrate your tissues and lessen the workload of your bladder.