The Road Trip Diet (Travel and Lose Weight): Drink Tip #1, More Water

When possible, drink more water.

Drinking a sufficient amount of water keeps your body and skin healthy, prevents diseases, and reduces existing ailments.

The human body is 70% water and will quickly perish without it. We can live for weeks without food but only a few days without water.

Drinking Water is Essential

So how much water?

8 glasses of water a day is a common answer. However, I have always wondered two things. 1) how big should the glasses be? and 2) this general statement can not apply to everyone. Would a 100 pound woman and 250 pound man need to drink the same amount of water every day?

My favorite is drink half your body weight in ounces.

If you are a 100 pound woman, drink 50 ounces of water per day. 125 ounces for the 250 pound man.

Here is a great water calculator that accounts for your daily exercise and other factors (altitude, pregnant/nursing, etc.).

One of my Road Trip Diet standard practices is to visit grocery stores and buy a gallon of water with my produce.

That is Drink Tip #1. Drink More Water. What do you think?

If you are a dietician, frequent or infrequent traveler, or someone who wants to contribute to this ongoing series, you can email me at [email protected] or leave a comment.

Thank you.

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9 Responses to “The Road Trip Diet (Travel and Lose Weight): Drink Tip #1, More Water”

  1. Stefani July 8, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    hmm, nice post, i’m on diet research, thank for sharing..:)
    Hormones and Weight Loss

  2. healthdemystified April 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Hey Charles,

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured your post on my blog at in my latest post:

    Keep up the awesome work you’re doing. Just want to let you know that your work is really making a difference in people’s lives – including mine!


    • McCool Travel April 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      Wow. Thank you for the note and mention, Eric. Let’s all work together to educate people to be healthier, happier, and have more fun.


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