I’ve definitely seen photos of this woman floating around the internet before, but I just have to write a post now after coming across her own account of drinking 3 liters of water a day. This is Sarah Smith, a woman who suffered for years from bad skin, headaches, and indigestion. When she heard that women are supposed to drink 3 liters of water a day (that’s 6 normal sized water bottles!), she decided to see for herself the power of adequate hydration. The transformation after 4 weeks is truly remarkable!
Simply put, drinking enough water is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to improve your skin. Your skin cells need water to survive, and if you’re dehydrated, your skin will turn dry and flaky, leading to wrinkling. Aside from benefitting your skin, drinking enough water leads to lower calorie intake (water helps to fill your stomach!), keep your kidneys healthy, prevent constipation, and improve headaches.
I am really bad at drinking enough water because I just do not have enough time in the day to go to the bathroom (I blame my small bladder). Currently I drink less than 2 cups of water a day, which is horrendous. I know that’s not enough for me because I am thirsty all the time. Three liters of water intake a day is not really feasible for me though because I know I’ll be running to the bathroom every 10 minutes. I believe that I can aim for at least 2 liters of water intake a day, which is 4 normal sized water bottles, for two weeks. That means one bottle of water with each meal and then one more spread out in between.I urge you to challenge yourself to do the same, and let me know what you find.
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*Note: If you already drink 3 liters of water a day, drinking more water on top of that will not necessarily improve your health. It will just send you to the bathroom a lot!