I grew up on sugar. Yes I mean “on sugar” since these days eating sugar has become as taboo as smoking cigarettes.
During my childhood, the kool-aid man was an icon in my parent’s house. Don’t judge! You don’t know him like I do. LOL! I can remember collecting kool-aid points and redeeming them for prizes.
On special occasions — Sundays and holidays — my siblings and I were allowed to drink sweet tea with our meals. On any given evening, you could find at least one 5 lb bag of sugar in the pantry.
Water was more of a last resort. Even during my athletic days, I relied on sport drinks to quench my thirst.
So you can understand my bewilderment over the discovery that skinny people drink water in mass amounts and love it! I couldn’t believe that they enjoy water so much that they buy bottles of it by the dozen. Not only that, some people — for reasons that still elude me — invest in devices made for carrying insanely large amounts of it everywhere they go.
The skinny even order water with their meals. It really is their beverage of choice! I’m not going to delve into the different types of bottled water, filtering processes, or whether glacier water is better than Fugi.
But I will say that skinny people drink water so it must be right!
How much water should I drink?
Some doctors recommend the 8×8 rule. That is, drink an 8 ounce serving of water 8 times a day. you drink 8 or 9 cups of water a day. Of course, everyone has a different need based on their health and how active they are. Fortunately, there are calculators to help find the optimal water intake!
How do I know if I am drinking enough?
You shouldn’t feel thirsty during the day and your urine should be slightly yellow or colorless.
How many ounces of water do you drink a day?