“Once I drink the water, I feel it immediately. I go from being a wilted plant to one that has been rejuvenated by the rain.” —Cameron Diaz
Since you’ve been old enough to say it you’ve been told to drink it. As a child I would often wince with agony whenever my parents or an older authority figure told me I needed to trade in my sugary juice or soda for a glass of seemingly plain, flavorless water.
As adults the drinks of choice may have changed – now instead of reaching for juice or soda we reach for the coffees, teas, and energy drinks. Most of us know that drinking more water is simply “the right thing to do” for our overall wellness. Yet, we still aren’t drinking enough water and if we are, we aren’t doing so on a consistent basis.
Today we are putting an end to excuses and making water the beverage of choice with the 30 day #MYWaterChallenge.
We are also encouraging everyone who participates in this challenge to keep a photo and personal log of their results along the way to see which water cures are myths and which ones are truly a testament.
Some key changes to look out for are overall change in skin, energy, mood, weight loss, and even hair health. (Be sure to share your photos and use the hashtag #MYWaterChallenge so we can see how you’re doing!)
On to the next important question…How much water should I be drinking?
Typically, experts suggest the “8 by 8 Rule” of drinking 8, 8oz glasses of water per day which is simple and easy to follow. However, if you want to go a step further and tailor your challenge to you, it’s suggested that you drink between 0.5 and 1 oz of water per pound you weigh.
For example, if you’re around 150lbs you should be aiming for 75 – 150 oz of water per day. [This may be good news for those of you who automatically think you’d have to do it like Beyoncé and down a whole gallon every day.] Whichever method you chose, try to stay consistent. (source)
So are you ready to launch a major lifestyle change that will cost you virtually nothing? You can literally start right now. This is a “no-supplies-needed” challenge.
We hope you’ll stay involved with us this month… and of course, drink up.