Without enough water, you will be unable to perform at your physical and mental best, and you may even feel hungrier! As little as a two percent loss in water can impair your physical and mental function.4-7
The human body loses about 100 ml of water per hour on average, through sweat, breathing, and urination, and so, we all need at least two litres per day to remain properly hydrated. Even though you get a little from food, especially if you are prioritising good, healthy options like berries and vegetables, you should still make sure that you are getting enough additional water throughout the day.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are drinking enough water is to start your day with two large glasses, first thing. That way you can immediately offset the dehydration effects of the water lost during sleep. We have found clinically that when people do this, they typically drink more water through the day and stay adequately hydrated.
Start each day with two large glasses of water
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.