Check your water intake

March 28, 2021
By Swati Chandrasekhar,

Check your water intake

What happens if you don’t?

Let’s look at the signs of dehydration:
1. Increased heartbeat
2. Lack of energy
3. Extreme tiredness
4. Dark urine and/or decreased urine frequency and output
5. Muscle and joint pain
6. Constipation
7. Headaches
8. Dizziness
9. Dry mouth
10. Bad breath
11. Poor concentration

If your answer is yes for 3 or more of the above, it’s time to correct your water intake.

What happens if you do?

1. Increases energy and reduces fatigue
2. Improves focus and concentration; you are more alert
3. Promotes weight loss
4. Flushes out toxins
5. Improves skin elasticity
6. Helps you distinguish between thirst and hunger, which in turn improves food intake

The same part of your brain is responsible for interpreting both hunger and thirst signals, of which thirst is the weaker signal. If you feel hungry between meals, you may well be thirsty. Try this formula: Water (in liters) per day = Your weight (in Kgs) multiplied by 0.033. This tells you how much water you need to drink.


1. Consider setting a 3 to 4 hour window to drink 1 liter of water
2. Start the day with three rubber bands (for each hour) on your 1 liter bottle. Each time you finish a part, take off one band
3. Eat your water: If you really struggle to consume enough water a day, ensure your diet is high in both, fruits and vegetables

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