A loving Health Check-in! What's one way you remind yourself to drink enough water? Just because it's cold and we may not be sweating as much while we're outside, doesn't mean we can't get dehydrated in the winter too! Beginning stages of dehydration can make you feel a little lethargic, may cause headaches, cause a feeling of "hunger" yet it's thirst, dry skin, chapped lips, and constipation. Here's a tip I teach my clients! Focus the in-between meal time as your "hydration time", sipping on hot tea, water, sparkling water so you're focusing on drinking enough water — also if it helps, take a large water bottle and put 3-4 rubber bands on it, each time you drink the full water bottle, take off a rubber band and repeat until all rubber bands are off the bottle. Each rubber band could represent 1 cup of water or 2 cups depending on if you're drinking other beverages throughout the day. The "golden rule" for the amount you should drink is 8-10 cups a day, but we're all so different that a better guideline may be to start from the 10 cups a day, then adjust depending on your activity level, climate, digestion, etc. Otherwise, chat with a licensed dietitian to help you figure that out! Side note, don't forget foods also contain water — cucumbers, watermelon, lettuces, etc.
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