This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure policy here. I am not a doctor, nor am I qualified to give medical advice. I do believe that drinking more water can be beneficial for mostly everyone, but if you’re concerned about specific amounts for your body, consult with a doctor first.
I happened to read an article yesterday about a woman who got fabulous results by drinking a gallon of water a day for thirty days.
This woman experienced dramatically beneficial results– to her headaches, to her dark circles, to her skin in general, and to her digestive system.
I shared the article link on my Facebook page and said that I was thinking about doing the 30 day drinking a gallon of water a day challenge…
The reaction from so many people amazed me. Who knew everyone would get excited about this idea of drinking more water?
I think because it’s something that we can all relate to, plus it’s an easy (if potentially annoying, due to all the bathroom breaks) fix.
Water is free. We all know we should be drinking more of it. And when we read and see pictures of exactly how it can transform us, I guess it’s hard to ignore.
That was my reaction to the article, anyway. Especially since I’ve been in a post-Thanksgiving rut of too much soda. I know, I know…ick. But we bought a couple twelve-packs of ginger ale and Coke for our guests, and lately I’ve been grabbing them daily.
This is in addition to a cup of morning coffee, a big glass of orange juice, and usually milk with dinner. Some days I made it through without having any water. Gross. And I’m pregnant. I should be getting more water than usual, not less.
So it’s 6:30 AM right now on Monday and I’ve started drinking my first glass of water. Only seven more pint glasses until I’ve met my goal of drinking a gallon of water a day!
I found a water tracker app on my iPhone called Waterlogged. You tell it how many ounces of water is your goal to drink per day and then check in each time you drink some.
I haven’t fully explored the app yet, but here’s what I know: it’s FREE, seems helpful, but it does have some advertisements. I’ll have to see if they get annoying.
Waterlogged also tells you the recommended amounts of water to drink. Pregnant women are supposed to be drinking the most water of everyone except for lactating women. (I seriously had no idea!)
Oh, and if anyone finds a better app, let us know in the Comments section below!
Back to Operation Chug-A-Lug. I am hopeful that drinking more water will get rid of my dark circles, get rid of headaches, and make my pregnancy go smoothly for these last eight weeks.
Here’s my Before Picture. Take one!
I’m going to do a nightly check-in on my Facebook page where we can all say how we are doing– changes we’ve noticed, complaints, etc.
One more thing…I wouldn’t get hung up on getting exactly to a gallon. I think the point here is to increase your water intake significantly. Maybe for you that’s half a gallon.
Two more Before Pictures…
Who’s going to try drinking a gallon of water a day with me??
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