How Much Water Do You Need?
Let Kris J Simpson ask you five questions to see if you’re suffering from symptoms of dehydration.
I will ask you five questions to see if you’re suffering from symptoms of dehydration. When I was a professional bodybuilder, I had to learn how to drink things that I didn’t like, like protein powders that didn’t taste all that great and of course I wanted to put them down as quickly as possible to reap the benefits. By doing this, I learned all these other cool tricks of how to ensure we receive the nutrients from what we drink. Before I get started, I wanted to share this link with you; it’s a FREE download for a water report which contains a water logging chart: https://kris-j-simpson.mykajabi.com/p/freewaterreport
The following are questions I want you to ask yourself if you think you may be dehydrated:
- What is the color and/or odor of your urine?
The color and odor of our urine is a telltale sign of hydration. So let me ask you, from a scale of one to ten here, what is the color of your urine, further to the scale of ten where it has a more yellow, or even an orange-y type of color and it has a strong odor, or is it closer to the one here? If it is more yellow or orange, vitamins aside, we know that when we take vitamins that the toilet bowl looks like a, like a disco show, it’s electric colors going on there, so besides that, what color is your urine from one to ten. Ideally, it should be almost clear and odorless. If that’s not the case, you may want to log your water intake and see how much H2O your actually consuming.
- Do you experience mental fatigue throughout the day?
Besides being tired from not getting enough sleep the night before, you are have a hard time putting things together really quickly, your thoughts, and answering questions, and there’s always this delay, and it’s almost like a brain fog going on. So, if that’s the case, can you give yourself a scale of one to ten, one being that you don’t usually suffer from mental fatigue as long as you get enough sleep the night before, or ten if it seems like every single day you know that you could be a lot faster with your cognitive function.
- Do you suffer from physical fatigue?
Exercising aside, are you tired from just sitting down at your desk during the day? You barely have enough energy to go out and walk around the building or go out for lunch. Chances are, you could be dehydrated, keep a water bottle or two at your desk at all times and take a sip every few minutes.
- Do you have unusual food cravings?
This is a really important one, you see, here’s the problem, when we become dehydrated, and I’m not talking about thirsty, I’m talking about dehydration, you may intense cravings for sugary, salty or fatty foods out of the blue. Those that say, “I’m always hungry,” are often dehydrated. The next time you experience random cravings or a bout of hunger, try drinking a glass of water and waiting 20 minutes before having a snack.
- Are you thirsty?
Guess what, if you’re thirsty, it’s too late, you went past the point of no return. And there’s going to be a recovery period, and you know that might be a few hours. It’s not like okay, you know, you’re dehydrated by 5%, 10 or 15%, and you just grab that water bottle and then you’ve rehydrated again, no. There is a recovery period that’s necessary and sometimes that takes hours.
Now I am going to disclose how much water you actually need: If you’re a man, you’re going to need about three liters of water per day. That would be the equivalent of 13 cups or about 100 ounces. If you’re a woman, you’re going to need about 2.2 liters which would be equivalent to nine cups or 75 ounces of water requirement per day. You’re going to need more water if you’re more active folks. At the end of the day, humans are made up of 60% to 70% water, so we need enough water to function optimally.
So if you think you suffer from dehydration, what I want you to do is click this link to make sure that you download that free water and dehydration report so you can get more information along with a water logging chart: https://kris-j-simpson.mykajabi.com/p/freewaterreport
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Kris J Simpson
Author & Life Coach
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– Hey y’all, KJ Simpson here, welcome to another episode of the all inclusive lifestyle show I thought I would start this off with a little show and tell. I’m going to show you how to spot dehydration symptoms before they actually happen, and I’m also going to tell you how much water you actually really need. That little trick there, of course I’m trying to impress you today, was something that I learned as a body builder. Just a quick little side story here, when I was a body builder, I had to learn how to drink things that I didn’t like, like the old protein powders, I’m probably dating myself, but they used to taste really nasty, and of course we wanted to put them down as quickly as possible, and I learned all these other cool tricks of how to get all the stuff we needed in us, like a handful of vitamins that’s another trick I’ll show you on another video, but before we get into this today, I want to let you know that there should be a link either below or over here, or over here, that you can click and you will get a free report on water and dehydration symptoms. I’m going to be going over things briefly with you today, but if you want to go even deeper, and if you also want to get a water log chart, you can log your water, then again just click that link. So, let me ask you here, first, what is the color or odor, and/or odor, of your urine? Now this is one of the really clear signs any time we can look at our excrements, you know, whatever that may be, it can give us a lot of feedback on what’s going on inside our bodies. So let me ask you, from a scale of one to ten here, is the color of your urine on this, further to the scale of ten where it has a more yellow, or even an orange-y type of color and it has a strong odor, or is it closer to the one here, where it’s either colorless completely, it’s just clear and has no odor at all, or maybe it is more of a straw color, which would put you sort of in the middle. Okay, so if you want to give yourself a number from one to ten, you know, is your urine of a strong odor? And is it more yellow or orange, vitamins aside, we know that when we take vitamins that the toilet bowl looks like a, like a disco show, it’s electric colors going on there, so besides that, just, you know, without vitamins, what color is your urine from one to ten. And, second question is, do you have mental fatigue throughout the day? So this is besides just being tired, not getting enough sleep the next day, but just, you know typically, you’re having a hard time putting things together really really quickly, your thoughts, and answering questions, and there’s always this delay, and it’s almost like a brain fog going on. So, if that is you, you know, can you give yourself a scale of one to ten, one being that you don’t usually suffer from mental fatigue as long as you get enough sleep the night before, or you know, ten it seems like every single day you know that you could be a lot faster with your cognitivity, but there’s something happening there, that’s not allowing you to be optimum in regards to your mental performance, so that’s question number two. Question number three is, do you have any physical fatigue, and what I mean by that is, not so much, you know, in the gym, with your performance, if you play a sport, or you know, maybe you don’t even go to the gym or play your sport I’m just talking about you know you’re sitting down at your desk during the day, and you know, you have enough energy to go out and you know, walk around the building or go out for lunch and just enough energy to move throughout the day, versus not having energy at all, and just wanting to sit all day. Okay, number four, food cravings. This is a really important one, you see, here’s the problem, when we become dehydrated, and I’m not talking about thirsty, I’m talking about clinical physiological dehydration, okay, which you might not spot, okay, if you’re thirsty it’s already probably too late, now what happens is that our brain gives us false signals and tells us that it’s hungry, okay, it’s looking for energy it’s looking for power, it can find that in food, and it can find it in water. Okay, so sometimes we misinterpret those signals, and we think that we should go and eat, and that’s exactly what we do, because we have a craving for something and we think it’s food, but it’s actually water. So pay close attention to that if you’ve got food cravings, you know, if you’re on the scale of one to ten, you’re a ten, because you always have food cravings, maybe you know in the afternoon or maybe you’re a late night snacker, you know, these are signs of dehydration, and here’s another little tip, you know, for late night snackers, I’m a late night snacker, what I do is I use water and I use fiber, okay, I just use plain old water or I use flavored water or sparkling water, and I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, especially vegetables in the evening, because I know they have a lot of fiber and water content, and that makes me feel full, and it decreases the food cravings. Okay, so number five, last point here, are you thirsty? Guess what, if you’re thirsty, it’s too late, you went past the point of no return. And there’s going to be a recovery period, and you know that might be a few hours, it’s not like okay, you know, you’re dehydrated by 5%, 10 or 15%, and you just grab that water bottle and then you’re rehydrated again, no. You know there is a recovery period that’s necessary and sometimes that takes hours. You know, depending on how dehydrated that you were. You know, so for example, if you’re suffering from headaches or dizziness, which is severe dehydration, you’re not going to recover from that just by drinking a 500ml bottle of water, it’s going to take probably more than that, and it’s going to take more time in order for you to become hydrated and balanced again, and alleviate the headaches or the dizziness, now, speaking of which, if you’re getting dizzy throughout the day, if you’ve got headaches, if you’re getting you know, more than one headache per month, this again, is a sign of dehydration, when people tell me that they’re suffering from chronic headaches, that’s the first question I ask them. I say well how much water do you drink? Now, here’s the other part of this lesson here, how much water do you really need? You know, as the old way of teaching water, if you can recall this here, they used to recommend eight cups for us. Now, what I have learned through all my studies and research is that eight just ain’t enough. We need more than eight cups. So let’s talk about this and let’s talk about men and woman because we have different requirements for water, so with men, you’re going to need about 13 cups, okay? That’s about 100 ounces, or about three liters, okay? That’s what we need each and every day, some people even more depending on how active they are, you know, athletes or people that are working out, that are fitness enthusiasts, we’re active, we’re going to need probably even more than that, and with woman, it is going to be less, it’s going to be about 11 cups of water, or 75 ounces, okay, or 2.2 liters of water everyday, that’s how much we need as men and woman, just to have regular hydration we need more than that if we’re going to be active throughout the day, as well, or if it’s summer and we’re sweating, so there’s a lot of different variables that will determine, but you’ll find you know, what spot is comfortable for you so that you’re not rushing to the wash room all the time because no one likes being disturbed while they’re working, and having to go to the washroom every 30 minutes, but just pacing yourself throughout the day so that, you know, you’re getting the minimum and maybe you need a little bit less or maybe you need a little bit more, you need to find that sweet spot and stay there because if not, you’re going to suffer from those dehydration symptoms, but here’s the good news, it’s so easy to solve, you know, once you become aware of how much water you actually need, and start logging that, and then start managing it, however you need the reminders throughout the day to make sure that you have the water you need, maybe it’s having water bottles at your desk. So if you think you suffer from dehydration, what I want you to do is click the link below or over here or over here, and just make sure that you download that free water and dehydration report so you can get more information along with a water logging chart, which will make it a lot easier for you to become aware of just how much water you’re taking in, and also, you know, based on these guidelines here, how much water do you really need, and I can promise you if you’re suffering from any of those dehydration symptoms, you will get relief, you know, from one or all of them, and that’s a promise that I can make to you, so go ahead and download that free report, please like, comment, and share this video, especially if you know somebody that needs to drink more water, and until the next all inclusive lifestyle show, inspire to aspire, my friend.