5 Tips For Drinking More Water In 2 Weeks, According To A Nutritionist

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For the longest time, the general rule of thumb was that everyone should drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day. But then, in 2016, a study from Monash University found that most people were drinking too much water. The study cited that, although rare, water intoxication is real and fatal, and people should be wary of overdoing the drinking water thing. So, if that's the case, how much water is just enough?

According to the study, if we drink when we're thirsty, we'll probably get it right. But the problem is some people don't drink water when they're thirsty. Turning to coffee, soda, or even sports drinks isn't going to do the job that water does. In fact, a lack of water could cause dehydration — and you may not even realize it.

There's a long list of benefits to drinking enough water. From regular bowel movements, to a healthier complexion, to energizing muscles, to keeping your concentration in check, drinking water does a body good — even more so than milk. The only tricky part is, if you're not used to drinking water, figuring out how to make it part of your daily routine.

Here are five hacks that will get you drinking more water in two weeks.