Water keeps our body active and is a drink that we’re all too familiar with. We’re told that 8 daily ounces of the beverage is the ideal amount – but what are the limits that our body can take? I think at some point in our life, we’ve all asked ourselves the question: “How much water consumption is too much?”. So we decided to take a deeper dive into the question.
Does anyone remember seeing an uprising of ‘water diet’ stories in the news several years ago? I noticed that all of those stories had something in common: hospitalization. Water dieting is a new term for a lot of us, and is a retro approach to rapidly burning off those extra pounds. So what is the ‘water diet’? The objective behind the water diet is really simple: Drink water and only water.
In short, there are definitely risks associated with this diet. Before you think about participating, here are a few direct (and common) effects of indulging in a water diet:
- Water diets cut off your protein intake
- They are also low in calories.
- You’re not going to feel so great while doing it.
- Your energy levels will surely plummet.
- The approach is scientifically unfounded.