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Drink more water  

If you are anything like me, you get busy in your day and forget to drink enough water. Our thirst mechanism is actually delayed. Once the symptoms of dry mouth or lips come up, we are usually past our bodies need for water.  

Some simple facts:

We do not store water and need it replaced constantly.

Our bodies are comprised of 50-70% watery substance.

We lose about 2.5-3 liters of water a day for an average adult. 

We need to replace this water daily.  

Some signs of dehydration might be: Thirst, headaches, lethargy, mood changes, dry nasal passages, dry lips, dark colored urine, weakness, tiredness, confusion or hallucinations.    

Your goal for this month is to drink your bodies weight in ounces a day. So if you weigh 150# you should drink 75oz of water a day. If this is more than what you are drinking each day, you may be running to the bathroom more often at first. Think of this as extra exercise :) It should normalize when you become more properly hydrated. Just like a plant that hasn't been watered in a long time. When you do water it, the water rushes through it. Similarly let your tissues get their fill and give your body time to adapt to all this new water.  

Here are a few tips to hydrate back up again:  

Upon rising drink 32 oz of room temperature water to kick start your day. For many this will also stimulate your morning evacuations. You may even find you don't require as much coffee to wake you up or get things moving.  

Get a larger water bottle that you know how many oz it holds. Fill it and bring that to work.  

Drink your water room temp as iced or cold drinks interfere with your digestive fire.  

Squeeze 1/2 a lemon in your water. This adds electrolytes, flavors the water and has a mild cleansing effect on the body.  

Try not to include coffee or other drinks into your water intake goal for the day. Instead, if you desire them, add them as extra.  

Do not drink large amounts of water with meals. Sip warm to hot water during meals. Wait at least 1 hour before or after a meal to take in larger amounts of liquids. This will help support your digestive enzymes and digestive abilities.   

If you want to read more on the bodies need for water see the link below:   Your body's many cries for water: