You Could Be Dehydrated: Feeling anxious, tired and low energy?

It’s possible these symptoms mean you could be dehydrated. 

You Could Be Dehydrated

Water intake and dehydration is one of the least understood areas for both managing one’s health and weight. Here is a case in point. I have seen several cases where friends who often felt anxiety, nausea, and a broken out face. Despite the fact she was seemingly well educated on habits for healthy skin, it amazed me that she did know the connection between her water intake and detoxification. She claimed she was never thirsty. I suggested she start increasing her water intake and monitor it. 

70% of the body is made up of water. In addition to the role it plays in keeping everything working right, water is instrumental in ensuring proper digestion. Drinking too little water could trigger a hormone called aldosterone that causes the body to conserve every molecule of water. This can become a problem because you do not realize that you are thirsty.

Another way the signals get crossed is when people misread the signal for being thirsty with a desire for sugar. I think this happens if you eat a lot of sugar, you can mistake a craving for water as more sugar. You might want to try a diet that reduces your sugar intake if you find yourself craving sugar and see what happens. Sugar cravings are also a good indicator of dehydration.

I recommend you keep a water intake diary to make sure you are drinking at least two glasses of water for two days. After that, you gradually increase it to three glasses of water per day. Finally you can increase it by one glass every other day until you reach what you feel is your saturation point. It’s important to do it gradually and you will feel so much better.

As a rule of thumb, a person who weighs 140 pounds should drink about 64 ounces of water a day (8 eight ounce glasses). That I’m sure seems like a huge amount, but if you want to make your weight loss easier and healthier, I recommend you take a look at your water intake. Water can also be a natural appetite suppressant, that also helps to eliminate toxins and therefore decrease fat storage.

Start slow. Replace other beverages such as soda, including diet soda with water. Add a slice of lemon or cucumber to enhance the water or try the tip below using coconut water. 

You Could Be Dehydrated

Try Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water for additional hydration. In fact, some coconut waters has been used for IV hydration because of its high electrolyte content. This can especially be useful when you are active or playing sports. The Harmless Harvest Coconut Water is never heated which means it is less processed and tastes better. Many of the coconut waters on the market are heated and not as natural as they suggest, watch out. Some of the Harmless Harvest water actually has a pink tone to it which means that it may have varying levels of antioxidants, or polyphenols, interacting with light.

Tip: Take a bottle of water filled 3/4 of the way and fill the rest with Harmless Harvest Coconut Water. Adjust amount of coconut water based on taste preference. 

Contributor: Skyler Madison – The Nirvana Diet 

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