There are several factors to consider, so let’s get into it!
1. What type of foods are you eating. Meats require a lot of breakdown (chemical breakdown requires water) , high fiber foods require water to allow the fiber to move through your intestine. If you have specific questions comment below and if I can’t answer I’ll be tagging a fabulous friend who can answer.
2. About 30ml of water per kg of lean body mass*. If your percentage of body fat is 20%, your lean body mass (LBM) is 80%.
Multiply your weight in kg x 30ml. So for example a 150lb (54kg) person with 20% body fat (80 lean body mass) needs about 1620ml (1.6L) of water/day just to keep everything functioning. Continue reading the rest of these factors and learn about how much YOU may need to drink
3. Activity level – let’s think of activity even on a cellular level. Remember our body needs water for every chemical reaction from hormone regulation to fat-burning. Throw in stress (requires energy) and exercise or a physical job, and you’ll likely need more to stay alert and energized.
4. Illness – when sick or fighting a health issue, our cells are in overdrive trying to fight to keep the body at optimal AKA – more chemical reactions AKA more water needed
5. Lastly, and simply what colour is your pee? (Google ‘urine chart’ for more info)!
💦Hope this helps! Continue on reading more blogs, still got 2 more posts for you guys 💦
If you need help with any of this – feel free to drop us a line!
Asma @ Active Kinetix
Kinesiologist, Personal Trainer, Fascial Stretch Therapist
*Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor course content – Dr. Cory Holly