Water is essential for the proper body function and the overall health. Staying well hydrated is important for every single cell in your body. Drinking enough water every day boosts the metabolic rate and prevents overeating which means it will promote weight loss. You probably do not know the right amount of water you should drink every day. This is why we are going to explain to you how you can calculate the perfect amount of water for you to stay healthy and also lose weight.

Calculate how much water you should drink daily

Step 1: Your weight

Your weight determines the amount of water you should drink. For example a man who weighs 200 pounds and a woman who weighs 100 pounds should drink different amounts.

Step 2: Multiply by 2/3

Next, multiply your weight by 67% or 2/3. This way you will calculate the right amount of water you should be drinking every day. Example: If you weigh 175 pounds, multiplied by 2/3 gives us the result of 117, which means you should drink 117 ounces of water.

Step 3: Activity level

Another important thing you should have in mind is the amount of exercise you perform every day. So, for every 30 minutes that you work out you should add another 12 ounces of water. And for 45 minutes of workout every day you should add 18 ounces of water.

Recommended amounts for different weights

To simplify the process we have calculated some of the recommended amounts for various weights. The only thing you need to do is to add your activity level depending on how much time you spend every day working out.

Weight           Ounces of Water Daily

100 pounds     67 ounces

110 pounds     74 ounces

120 pounds     80 ounces

130 pounds     87 ounces

140 pounds     94 ounces

150 pounds     100 ounces

160 pounds     107 ounces

170 pounds     114 ounces

180 pounds     121 ounces

190 pounds     127 ounces

200 pounds     134 ounces

210 pounds     141 ounces

220 pounds     148 ounces

230 pounds     154 ounces

240 pounds     161 ounces

250 pounds     168 ounces

Tips for reaching the daily water goals

The following steps will help you achieve your goal easier:

Morning and night

Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up and just before you go to bed. Keep a container of water near your bed to remind you of this every morning and night.

Drink 2 cups (16z) of water before every meal

If you want to lose weight, drink 2 cups of water before each meal in order to reduce your appetite.

Keep track by your container

Get yourself a special container for water. This way you will keep track of how much water you have consumed through the day.

Infuse your water with flavor

If you don’t enjoy drinking plain water you can infuse it with other flavors or fruits and herbs. Cucumber, strawberries, lemons and limes are an excellent choice.


Carbonated and sparkling water can also be consumed however only as an addition to regular water. You should never drink carbonated water every day for the whole day.

This article was republished from dailyhealthgen.com. You can find the original post here.

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