One thing I noticed after the Thanksgiving break was that I was drinking less water because I wasn't working out and I got out of the habit of keeping my water cup full at home. I felt like my skin was looking dull and icky, so this week, I got back on my normal water routine.
It helps so much to have a large bottle or cup that you like to drink from near you so you remember to drink water throughout the day. I like the insulated cups the best so they don't sweat and create a puddle on your furniture. The one pictured on my desk is from Wal-Mart and holds 20 oz. of water. I drink about 3 of these a day, so about 60 oz. of water.
It used to be recommended that people drink 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day = total 64 ounces. But now, the Institute of Medicine sets general guidelines for total water intake and recommends that women consume a total of 91 ounces (that’s about 2.7 liters) per day – from all food and beverages combined. But, depending on your diet, about 25% of the water you consume comes from your food.
I've read that most healthy people get enough water in the food and liquid they take in on a regular basis, but you can gague whether you're getting enough water by if you feel thirsty or your urine is dark.
I feel better when I'm drinking water throughout the day and definitely notice a difference in my skin.
I really like these 24-Ounce Insulated Cups. They come in a variety of colors too for a great price. I always prefer a lid (just in case of spills) and straw.
How much water do you drink per day? Do you use a special cup too?