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How to Calculate How Much Water You Should Drink A Day

Lots of people don't realize the true importance of drinking enough water everyday and how it can impact both your health and your weight loss efforts. According to experts in a recent study, drinking just 2 cups of water, which is smaller than the size of a bottled soda, before meals helped dieters lose an extra five pounds yearly and help you maintain your weight loss. Additionally drinking the right amount of water daily can actually speed up your metabolic rate and help to curb overeating when your body confused hunger and thirst. But how much water is enough? Here is how to calculate how much water you should drink a day for both health and weight loss benefits.

  1. Your weight: The first step to knowing how much water to drink everyday is to know your weight. The amount of water a person should drink varies on their weight, which makes sense because the more someone weighs the more water they need to drink. A two hundred pound man and 100 pound woman require different amounts of water every day.
  2. Multiply by 2/3: Next you want to multiple your weight by 2/3 (or 67%) to determine how much water to drink daily. For example, if you weighed 175 pounds you would multiple that by 2/3 and learn you should be drinking about 117 ounces of water every day.
  3. Activity Level: Finally you will want to adjust that number based on how often you work out, since you are expelling water when you sweat. You should add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out. So if you work out for 45 minutes daily, you would add 18 ounces of water to your daily intake.

To make it a littler easier to calculate how much water to drink everyday, here are the recommended amounts for a range of weights. Remember to adjust for your activity level.

Weight Ounces of Water Daily
100 pounds 67 ounces
110 pounds 74 ounces
120 pounds 80 ounces
130 pounds 87 ounces
140 pounds 94 ounces
150 pounds 100 ounces
160 pounds 107 ounces
170 pounds 114 ounces
180 pounds 121 ounces
190 pounds 127 ounces
200 pounds 134 ounces
210 pounds 141 ounces
220 pounds 148 ounces
230 pounds 154 ounces
240 pounds 161 ounces
250 pounds 168 ounces

Tips for Reaching Your Daily Water Goals

So now that you know how much water you should be drinking everyday, let's talk about how to make sure you actually get enough. Drinking over 100 ounces of water may seem impossible at first, but with these easy tips you can reach your goal in no time.

  • Drink 2 cups (16 oz) of water before every meal: Science has proven that drinking 2 cups of water before every meal helps you to eat less during meal time and lose weight. If you do this three times daily - at breakfast, lunch, and dinner - you have already consumed 48 ounces of water.
  • Morning and Night: Get into the habit of drinking one glass (16 oz) of water when you wake up and another 8 oz glass before you go to sleep every night. This will add another 24 ounces of water to your daily intake. The easiest way to do this is to keep a glass or container of water at your bedside, that way as soon as you wake up and start your day, you can begin drinking water.
  • Keep Track By Your Container: One thing that has proven to help people consumer enough water daily is to buy a special container for their water, like this one or this one, and set a goal of how many times they will fill an finish the container. For example, if you buy a 16 oz container and need to drink 80 ounces of water a day, your goal would be to drink 5 of those daily. Need to drink more water? Try a larger container.
  • Infuse Your Water With Flavor: Water doesn't have to be boring and infusing your water with fruit, herbs, and other flavors can make it much easier to reach your daily goal. Try adding cucumber, strawberries,lemons, limes, and fresh herbs to create flavorful water. This fruit infusion water pitcher is a great way to always have great tasting water on hand.
  • Bubbles: Consider carbonated and sparkling water in addition to regular water. Many people find that adding sparkling water and 0 calorie flavored water makes drinking water throughout the day more fun. Find yourself drinking lots of expensive sparkling water? Consider buying a sodastream and make your own delicious sparkling beverages at home.

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There is much misinformation in both this article and in some of the responses that I read. Research before harming yourself or someone else.
That is false. Everyone is different Ligia. Whereas You didnt die, StarGlory's body is different. It is not prudent to assume that their reaction to the same amount of water would be identical to yours.
You wouldn`t die StarGlory, i once drank 10 liters of water for a whole week every single day.
Maybe you had a heart attack cause you weigh 250lb...
I am limited to 64 oz of liquid a day due to congestive heart failure. I weigh 250 lbs. anything in excess of that and my body retains it, causing excessive strain not only on my heart but my kidneys. I don't know whoever concocted this "drink this much water" but it's crazy. I used to drink tons of water a day...until my heart attack. Now it's even hard to get to 64 some days. Even my cardiologist, a nutritionist and a few cardiac nurses say people are over drinking themselves.
These formulas do not work for truly larger people; I would need to drink, by this formula, 236 oz of water a day. I would die.
I had a kidney stone when I was 15 because I barely drank any water. That was the worst pain I've ever been (it was so severe it made me have to go to the hospital.) Now, I make sure to have plenty of water. I hope you don't have to go through the same experience
2 liters of soda and no water? Sounds like what I used to do... I would advise that you don't drink soda at all, it's so incredibly bad for you. Massive amounts of sugar and plenty of nasty chemicals that help make you infertile. Seriously look into all the bad effects of drinking soda; especially canned.
Its actually not that much, I use to think the same but now only drinking either water of black coffee (now and then some chamomile) I don't even think about how much water I drink. Since I work at a starbucks I simply reuse one of the Venti cold cups (26oz) and carry that with me ALL the time. By these calculation I simply have to drink 5 of these cups through out my day. Which I consume 2 of them rapidly through out my running. You should try simply carrying around a nice big (not too big haha) cup around and simply sipping on it, you'll be amaze how little it actually is.If you're curious and to kinda put things in perspective I weight 161lbs.
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