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Hydration, are you drinking enough water?

If you follow my Twitter or Facebook you have probably seen me saying my feet are swollen. I figured out the other day that I actually haven't been drinking as much water as I should be. I then found out even when I thought I was drinking enough I was way off. I actually downloaded one of those track your water apps, and I'm pleased to say that my feet are pretty much back to normal and I've not been having a certain bathroom issue. Although I've been needing to pee quite often now.

According to my app I was suppose to drink almost 4L of water a day just for the fact that I am lactating. I reminded hearing that your water consumption should also be based on your weight. So off to Google I went searching for a water calculator. I found one and I need to add almost 2L to what I thought I should be drinking.

Right now since I was having the ... ahem, runs, and I'm nursing, and cause of my body weight I need to drink 5.7L of water a day. Once I am done with my bathroom issue, then I can drop that down to 5.5L a day. I'm willing to do it, since I'm happy to have my feet at a normal size, and drinking enough water and can also make sure you don't over eat, help with keeping my breast milk supply, and might help me lose some weight.


water by ~edips

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