Tips and Tricks to Increase Your Daily Water Intake
Did you know that water makes up 60% of your body weight? It’s your body’s main component and every single one of your systems depend on it. From flushing toxins to carrying nutrients, without water we simply couldn’t survive. Your weight loss results with ORBERA® can greatly suffer if you don’t consume enough water each day. Weight loss and water go hand-in-hand, so it’s very important that you drink enough of it.
How Much Water?You may be familiar with the age old rule that you should drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water every day. Although close, that amount still isn’t enough. The Institute of Medicine determined that the average living adult requires:
- 101 oz. for men
- 74 oz. for women
Mix It UpAfter the first few glasses of water it might feel more and more difficult to drink. When you flavor your water with natural ingredients, you can not only make it more flavorful and easy to drink, but you can indulge in some added nutrients too! The combinations for fruit-infused water you can try during your ORBERA® weight loss journey are endless.
- Lime and Basil Berry
- Spa Water
- Tropical Treat
- Tea Time
Track ItIt’s time to meet your water consumption goals. A great way of making sure that you are reaching your water quota for the day is by tracking it. If you have a larger water bottle or jug, you can use a permanent marker to indicate the amount of water inside. If you measure your water before you pour it into the bottle, you will know exactly how much is inside. For every 10, 15 or 20 oz. draw a line (like a ruler or measuring tape) indicating so. By doing this you will be able to accurately track how much water you have consumed so far. For motivation, you could try setting goals for yourself throughout the day. For example, you could aim to drink 20 to 30 oz. by lunchtime. Looking for a weight loss solution that works and is long-lasting? Find an ORBERA® specialist in your area to get started. How much water will you drink today?
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