Staying Hydrated through Medical Weight Loss

Proper hydration is an important aspect of any medical weight loss program. If you aren’t drinking enough water, you may find yourself fatigued throughout the day, lightheaded or experience concentration difficulties. Also, dehydration is linked to the formation of kidney stones. Being well hydrated not only helps to protect you from the aforementioned problems, but also aids weight loss and general wellness.

 

How Do I Stay Hydrated?

The best way to stay hydrated throughout the day is to drink water consistently and increase your intake before, during and after any physical activity or if you’re going to be out in a hot environment. Many experts recommend 64 ounces per day, but the specific amount of water each person needs can vary depending on weight, age and activity level. The best way to gauge whether you’re drinking enough water is to ensure that you’re consuming enough to bring about urination once every two to four hours and that the urine is light in color. Dark urine may be a sign that you aren’t getting enough water.

 

Tips for Staying Hydrated

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