Jake: Hey I’m Jake of Body by Jake with your nutrition tip of the day. I’m here with Dr. P answering your most frequently asked questions.
Dr. P, great to see you. I’ve got one from Michael, who asks, oh this is an interesting one, how much water should I drink daily?
Dr. P: Well you got to drink some! Water is important. Water really runs your nutrition show. In fact, all of your nutrition is really built underneath your water intake. The rule of thumb if you are inactive is half an ounce of water for one pound of body weight consumed a day. So if you weight 200 pounds, 100 ounces. Drink it in liters – that’s the easiest way to consume your water.
A liter is 33 ounces, 3 liters is a hundred ounces. 3 bottles, 3 liters. Easy to consume, easy to hold.
Now if you’re active, you’re training, if you’re working out, if you’re an athlete the rule of thumb is up to one ounce of water for one pound of body weight.
So if you are 200 pounds, 200 ounces or 6 liters. And remember, the most important thing: the definition of water: fish must swim in it. Not sparkling, not bubbly, not flavored. Fish are in your water? That’s water.
Jake: I love it Dr. P! Always a pleasure.