Our bodies can go for weeks without food, but just one to three days without water and you’re done for!  Water is necessary for every metabolic process in the body, and is also important for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

So we know it’s important to drink water, but how much should you have in one day?  It will vary based on your size and activity level, but two liters daily is a good place to start.  Imagine a two-liter soda bottle as your goal- but ditch the soda and replace it with clean tap water.

Remember that you can reach those two liters through more than just plain water:  herbal tea, flavored seltzers, and juicy fruit also provide the hydration we need.  Avoid high-calorie beverages like soda, fruit juice, cocktails or sugary coffee drinks (you know what I’m talking about, those giant coffee-flavored milkshakes with whipped cream on top).  Just think- every liquid calorie you avoid is one more calorie you get to eat in delicious food!

See my recommendations for herbal tea in a post on my old blog here.

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