Water benefits the body in so many ways as the body needs to be hydrated at all times. This helps to detoxify the body and improve metabolism. Drinking a lot of water regularly is usually recommended, but do you know when exactly to stop. There should be a limit to how much water you drink and here are some signs to watch out for.
1. After eating a big meal
It’s best you drink a glass of water before any meal at all, because the water in you stomach would cause you not to eat a whole lot. Drinking water after a heavy meal might end up making you feel bloated and cause abdominal discomfort. This can affect your health as it will make abdominal fat a little more difficult to get rid of.
2. When the water has a not so sweet secret
To keep up with your daily intake of water, you may have to opt for some infused water at some point to avoid taking bland fluids all day long. Some of these fancy flavored bottled varieties have sweeteners that have been linked to increased hunger and weight gain.
Although these sweeteners have been shown to rely on zero-calories, they may increase your cravings and make you eat even more, so they actually do more harm than good.
3. When your pee is clear
One common way to know if you are dehydrated is by checking the color of your pee. On the other hand, you can also check your pee to know if you are taking just enough or too much water. The color of your pee will be a light lemonade shade if you’ve reached optimal hydration status. However, if it is clear, it could mean that you’ve been taking too much water and you need to cut down on your intake.
4. Doing a super intense workout
Intense workouts have their limits and pushing it off the track may be saying something about your body. This is because when you drink a lot of water, you tend to sweat as much while you workout and in sweating, you will feel the need to replace lost fluids.
You are more likely to replace the fluid with something you currently crave for, like sugary sport drinks or coconut water, which contains potassium, magnesium, sodium and vitamin C. These drinks will energize you to keep up with the workouts which may have an effect on your muscles and overall health later on.Just as you pay attention to your dehydration level, you should also watch out for when you’ve taken just enough water. Sometimes, forget about the 8-ounces-a-day rule and listen to what your body is saying.
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