People often tell me about symptoms of being dehydrated and they wonder just how much water they should drink. I’ve read many studies and opinions about how much water we need to drink each day from well respected scholars. The opinions seem to vary greatly. Here is what I have observed in the past 16 years of supporting people with weight loss hypnosis at Slender For Life™: People who drink more water (about 64 ounces each day) tend to lose weight easier and faster than those who don’t drink very much water. So, I’m a big believer in drinking water for health and wellness. I try to drink more than 64 ounces every day.
Are You Chronically Dehydrated
Food Matters, by Phillip Day: “Chronic pains of the body which cannot easily be explained as injury or infection, should first and foremost be interpreted as signals of chronic water shortage in the area where the pain is registered. These pain signals should first be considered and excluded as primary indicators for dehydration of the body before any other complicated procedures are forced on the patient.” – Dr F Batmanghelidj
The human body is a bio-electrical water machine that requires a quart a day for every 50 lbs of body weight. The blood alone is made up of a large percentage of watery serum. The lymph fluids which transport waste and nutrients, comprising four times the volume of blood in the body, are made from the water we consume. Every cell that makes us who we are literally owes its life to an adequate supply of fresh, clean water.
When the body does not receive a constant, reliable supply of water, it has to ration what is available and cut back on certain functions to make the supply go round. Essential systems like the brain are prioritised, others are impaired or cut back until the brain has decided a reliable source of water has been garnered.
Here’s the rub. Most citizens have become chronically and dangerously dehydrated (especially the elderly), since we decided water was too bland to drink and ignored it in favour of tea, coffee, beer, wine, addictive sodas, flavoured water and other chemical-laced water alternatives. A disastrous and dangerous move for the body and society’s health in general, to be sure, compounded further since most doctors today cannot readily identify the many water-deficient diseases and associated pains. Thus the underlying dehydration process continues to wreak its havoc while the inevitable drugs given will switch off the warning signals (symptoms).
Jeff Novick writes in the McDougall discussion forum that “If you are consuming the typical American diet, which is high in refined, processed foods, the average moisture content of these foods can be as low as 3%. In addition, the typical American diet is very high in salt, which will also increase your thirst. However, if you are eating a diet based on unrefined intact starches, they are around 70% moisture, and you are adding in lots of fresh fruits and veggies, which are about 90% moisture, than you are getting lots of water from one of the best sources possible, your food.
I always tell people to follow healthy dietary guidelines as recommended here, including lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, starchy vegetables, intact whole grains, and legumes and then, let thirst be your guide” Click here to read the discussion.
Weight loss hypnosis can help you increase your desire to drink water and to lose weight.
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