Why You Should Drink Water According To Your Weight


Water is one of the best things you can do for your body, but how much is too much and how much should we drink? If you drink too much, you run the risk of water toxicity, and if you drink too little you run the risk for pretty much everything else.

Water is one of the main compounds that we need to keep us in good health. Many people do not realize the true importance of drinking enough water, it can impact your health and help you in your weight loss efforts.

“Water’s involved in every type of cellular process in your body, and when you’re dehydrated, they all run less efficiently — and that includes your metabolism. Think of it like your car: if you have enough oil and gas, it will run more efficiently. It’s the same with your body.”

But, the question is how much water is enough? Here is how to calculate how much water you should drink a day for good health and weight loss benefits.

Your Weight
The first step to knowing how much water to drink every day is to know your weight. The amount of water a person should drink varies with their weight.

Multiply by 2/3
Next, you will want to multiply your weight by 2/3 to determine how much water to drink daily. So, if you weighed 175 pounds, you would multiply that by 2/3, and you will find that you will need around 117 ounces of water a day.

Activity level
Finally, you will want to adjust the number based on how often you work out since you expel water when you sweat during activity. You should add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out.

But, most importantly you should listen to your own body! If you are drinking too much or too little water, you will know! Also, look at your urine, if it is coming out completely clear you may want to ease up if it is yellow or orange drink more!

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

Now, get to drinking!

“In my experience, most people are not aware of how much they’re drinking and are not drinking enough — many, as little as half of what they need,” says Amanda Carlson, RD

Sources: organichealth.co