Certified nutritionist Brad Davidson recommends people drink half their body weight in water per day, because increasing water intake can boost your metabolism by as much as seven percent. Rebecca Lewis, registered dietitian for HelloFresh, suggests eight glasses a day. “To put it into perspective, you need to drink four 16-ounce glasses of water or two and a half large water bottles per day,” Lewis explains. “That may seem like a lot of water but it’s worth it for your overall health, energy levels, and waistline, especially while exercising. Often times when you feel very hungry, it’s really just your body sending a signal that you are dehydrated!”
If you’re concerned that you don’t like the taste of water enough to get your daily dose of H20, there are strategies that can help you stay hydrated. Investing in a reusable water bottle, infusing your water with fruit, or tallying how much you consume are some quick examples of how you can make your water more enjoyable to drink as well as how to drink more of it.
Surprisingly, the smallest steps can make the biggest difference. Read on for nine ways you can make water more exciting and easy to enjoy.