How much water should I drink?

It’s a question I get asked all the time.

People like to have a firm and definite figure to aim for, which is tricky because the answer will be different for most people. It can even be different for the same person depending on the season, what they’ve been doing, and especially dependent upon what they’ve been eating and drinking.

So, if you want an exact figure, you might want to just close this post, and pick a figure from the sky, because that’s about as useful as any figure I can give you.

The BEST way to tell if you are drinking enough water is to pull your pants down.

Nooooo, not like that. Pull your pants down and have a look down the toilet after you’ve had a widdle.

Yep. That’s it.

You need to check your wee and see what colour it is.

It should be relatively pale.

Which means it shouldn’t look like beer, or syrup or anything weird like that.

It should just look like pale wee, and if it does, you’ve probably been drinking enough water. Simple.

Before you panic when you realise that your wee is totally not wee-coloured, bear in mind the fact that beetroot can make your wee go a little bit pink, and that vitamin B2 can make it go bright yellow.

So, there you go.

Happy wee-ing, and happy water drinking!

For more thoughts on water, read this and this.

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