I Started Drinking More Water with Unbelievable Results!
Everyone knows that in the heat of the summer, we need to drink more water to stay hydrated. What people often forget, is that in the winter our bodies also need water. It’s so easy to forget, especially with it being so cold outside.
I know I used to be one of those people that drank a ton of water in the summer and in the winter, hmm, not so great. However, it all changed for me this year.
I have always suffered from headaches and my skin often has outbreaks too. I decided to try out an experiment and drink 3 litres of water a day which is about 12-13 cups of water.
The aim is to get rid of my headaches and improve my skin, but that’s not all that changed…
For those of you who are new here, I’m currently 6 months pregnant with my 4th child. Obviously, this does mean that I need more water than a non-pregnant person but actually, not that much more and this experiment will work for anyone at any age and stage.
I’ve put together a mini-diary of the changes that I noticed week by week. It’s really quite amazing what a little bit of water can do!
The hardest thing about drinking more water, in the beginning, is that I was running to the toilet every 5 minutes. When your body is used to a 1-litre intake of water a day, and you’re suddenly drinking way more, it takes time for your body to adjust. The result is a lot of toilet visits;) You become familiar with all the public toilets. Just lovely, I know!
Some positive results that I noticed in the first week were that my headaches were starting to subside a bit. Aside from that, I didn’t really notice any other changes.
Was it my imagination or did my lips feel less chapped and dry? My headaches were also definitely disappearing and my skin was looking clearer.
One thing I have always suffered from is open pores, and surprisingly they were shrinking. I expected my skin to clear up from this experiment, but I had no idea my pores would shrink!
Ok, I have to admit they were shrinking very subtly, something that only I would notice, but that’s good enough for me! Another thing I noticed was that the dark circles under my eyes were fading somewhat.
By week 3 I started to see some real results. One I didn’t expect was that I would be less hungry, which after reading about makes sense. People often mistake thirst for hunger, so by drinking more water, I ate less junk.
By this week my headaches had gone and my skin was looking more even in colour tone- less blotchy and in general smoother. My pores looked like they were still shrinking! YAY!
The last week of my experiment! Although with these unbelievable results, I will try to continue drinking a lot of water. It seems too good to be true, I feel great!
I feel less sluggish and tired, my skin looks younger and smoother with fewer breakouts. Any dry patches that I had have gone and my pores have shrunk by at least 60%. My headaches have disappeared and my lips are less chapped. All in all, amazing results with some unexpected bonuses too!
I highly recommend this experiment and if you try it out, I’d love to hear about your experience with it. Not only is water very healthy but it also helps with weight loss because when you drink more water, the water helps to fill you up and that results in you eating less.
Since I’m pregnant I didn’t see any weight loss results, but I’d love to hear if it helped you lose weight. A tip for those who don’t like drinking water – you can add natural flavours like lemon, mint, ginger or any other herbs you can think of. These also have tons of health benefits.
I have to say I LOVED this experiment, it has left me feeling great!! So go on and give it a shot and don’t forget to let me know in the comments below your incredible results:)
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Yes, it’s true that Water is the best cleansing solvent specially in our body. It helps get rid of the most toxic materials from our body that’s why when we perspire or urinate,it gives us that good relief in our body.Water is very important to all living things for it gives “Life and Survival “. As well, to non- living things ,it plays a very important role to manage all the activities we do everyday.I love reading your article!
All the Best!
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It really is amazing how water effects us, and how many people still refuse to see the importance in it.
Last summer my father was complaining about a bad back all the way through our break in France. He had been drinking (a lot) of red wine over the period and not really going near neat water.
A GP who was also on holiday suggested that he drink three pints of water, and the pain disappeared within about twenty minutes!
I’ve also heard it’s good for weight loss and skincare (as you point out)
It’s one of the simplest things and overlooked terribly! Your father was lucky he had a clever GP with him.
Its so true that water does alot in our bodyWater that is stored in the middle layers of the skin comes to the skin’s surface as sweat when the body heats up. As it evaporates, it cools the body most especially cleaning our internal system and also Blood is more than 90 percent water, and blood carries oxygen to different parts of the body.
What a fascinating experiment Hollie!
Do you know if sparkling water is as good as plain water here?
I drink a good deal of tea, the Indian type, with milk added. Would you say that that counts as part of your water intake? After all, it is mainly water, but I was never too sure if tea counted. Although I am sure that natural teas such as Peppermint, Lemon etc do count, would you agree?
It is great that you feel so much better for it.
All the best for your pregnancy – I had four children too, its a great size for a family in my opinion!
Water is water and no other drink has the same health benefits. Drinking tea is better than drinking nothing but water is the best.
Four kids is hectic at times! But thankfully loving it:)
Hello Hollie,What can I tell you about your article? It is excellent for me.Drinking water according to my experience the results are all that you experience.I feel fuller, more hydrated, more energy, I gradually lose weight, my skin improves, I do not have headaches, I do go to the bathroom more often.Water is a vital element for our body, its daily consumption will only bring important improvements to our body and soul.Thank you very much for sharing your experiences. Health!Claudio
Glad to have helped:)
The honest truth is that as I saw the title of your article, I went straight away to the kitchen took two full glasses of water. I mean, I wasn’t thirsty or anything. In fact, I drank about the same amount of water half an hour ago. I know, I’ve been guilty of not drinking enough of water. I’m really trying to break that habit. I know there are immense benefits to drinking even excessive amounts of it. I thought reading about it might help with sticking to the habit.
I appreciate your insights and the experience shared. Thank you! Keep up the good work.
Before I go, one other thing I wanted to share. Hungriness subsiding is something I can definitely relate to. I’ve felt it when I did a 3-day-fast so explicitly. I also read something about us craving food when in actuality our bodies are asking for water (there is some water in every food, in much lower amounts though than in a glass full of water).
Again, I appreciate the insights! Cheers and have a Great One!
Great article on the importance of drinking more water. We do at times operate quite a lot in our daily lives and forget to properly hydrate ourselves which can have a detrimental effect on our health. I have noticed myself when waking up in the morning if i drink water before bed i feel more alert and refreshed, and i also notice that if i drink enough water before i do any training at the gym, i perform better and have a clearer mind.
One thing you have not mentioned in your article is about sickness. I was given advice by a personal trainer in the gym when i was pretty sick, but still decided to work in the office that day and take one of his training sessions after work. He told me to drink 3 liters of water that day, before it came to training.
His advice was that since i am sick it means that i clearly have an infection in my body, and my cells are working overtime to fight the infection and get me well again. But when this happens they naturally need higher levels of hydration than they normally would. I’m not a doctor or a personal trainer but i took his advice anyway.
I found that before the end of the day and when it came to the training session that i felt a lot better than i had done from the start of the day. I felt sort of refreshed but mostly less sick than i usually would have been, and doing simple physical tasks where no longer as hard as they would have been.
So yes drinking a plentiful amount of water daily does have beneficial affects for our bodies, in more ways than both you and i have described.
You are right when you are ill, and especially when you have a fever your body does need more water to fight the illness. I think we’ll only keep discovering just how important water is.