Answer: You should drink half of your body weight in ounces. For example: If you weigh 170lbs, you should drink 85 ounces of water per day.
Water aids in the distribution of nutrients from food and supplements. Bodybuilders know this. That is why many of them carry a gallon of water around with them every day. I used to do that. But, I’ve since opted for refilling my 16 oz steel water container several times a day.
Did You Know?
Water and performance go hand in hand. A 2% loss in body weight from water can decrease performance by 20%.
What else does water do for you?
Water is also calorie-free and should be your primary source of hydration.
You’re already dehydrated when you’re thirsty. Dehydration can increase stress hormones and also make you feel unnecessarily hungry.