One of the most essential things that we need to survive is water, but do we drink enough? I know I probably don’t so I decided to try a little experiment. For one week I would drink nothing but water.
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What was the experiment?
After I decided to ditch the Coca-Cola a while ago, it got me thinking about what I was putting into my body. Everyone knows that drinking water is good for you, but how much should you drink? The urban legend is that you need to drink 8 glasses of water a day, and that rumour has been about since I was a teenager. A quick Google and you will see that most websites will tell you this number is right. So, about 1 litre to 1.5 litres is the goal, but it does depend on your activity levels and your body size. Although a nurse told me that you should be aiming for around 2 litres a day. Being a pregnant lady, I decided to aim for the 1.5 litre mark.
What are the benefits?
When you switch from high-sugar drinks to plain water, it can be tough. But by drinking water, you will be hydrating your body instead of flooding it with sugar and caffeine. As someone who normally drinks a lot of coffee when I’m not pregnant, I know how bad dehydration can ruin your day. You get headaches, you can’t think, your day can go down the toilet. When I get a headache, I will reach for a glass of water before I take painkillers because I know there is a 50% chance my headache is down to dehydration. The other 50% is down to forgetting to put my glasses on when I’m at the laptop, or my kids are screaming bloody murder at each other.
How did it go?
It actually went really well but my general destain of coke has probably helped with this one. That, and I made sure that I had a nice sippy cup for my water. The only problem I had with this was it was water, there are no vitamins or minerals in water. Being pregnant, I could have done with some salts or vitamins in my liquid. After a couple of days, I found myself with restless legs, not great when you want to sleep.
Will I keep it going?
I’m on the fence about keeping this one going. Drinking plenty of water is great but drinking too much can have a bad effect on you. I think it would be better if I was to mix it with a variety of healthy drinks and include water in the mix. Herbal teas are a great alternative to high caffeine drinks. But I do miss my caffeine kick, and with four kids running around my ankles, I could do with the energy boost. Overall, I am really happy with this experiment (apart from the restless legs).
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