This week a young man asked me, "Does water affect weight?" After some digging, I realized he has been observing his mother use one of the 45 Day Plans to lose weight / get fit and this program requires the user to drink more water than they normally would - up to 3-4 quarts a day!
Study shows that if you don't drink enough water you'll get tired. I have personally been a victim of it (not gonna lie). Even today if I don't drink at least 3 litres of water a day I feel tired and fatigued. I feel like I just want to sleep if I don't drink enough water on the other side if I have had enough water I feel energetic and full of power and energy that is beyond measure.
Now you don't want to drink too much water because that's bad for you too. Here is how to find out how much is too much. I tackled this one a few years ago when a water drinking contest on the radio actually caused someone to die from water intoxication. That person had downed nearly two gallons within a short period of time (less than 2 hours). This caused her body to shut down causing kidney failure as well as electrolyte imbalances that affect all organ function. Many endurance athletes have died from the same issues, however they sweat profusely and re-hydrated with ONLY water and had the same electrolyte imbalances that caused death. When drinking water after sweating profusely, you should consider foods or supplements with electrolytes (sodium, potassium, etc) so that does not happen. I like to eat a can of chicken noodle soup after a workout where I lose 5-7 lbs of water through sweating - it can happen in humid or arid environments. The chicken noodle soup (especially kids double noodle style) can offer several hundred milligrams of sodium and potassium - much more than sports drinks.
02-11-2012, 12:41 AM #1
Not drinking enough water makes you tired
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