I recently stumbled across Huda's (Hudabeauty.com) blog post on doubling her water intake for a week and decided to take the challenge myself. I was intrigued by her results and wanted to see how my body would react to drinking more water daily. We all know that drinking water has its many benefits but it can be so hard to drink it sometimes. So, I thought that I would challenge myself for the week and drink mostly water with a few soft drinks or juices in between.
Drink about 3-3.5 liters of water a day. Side note: I do drink soft drinks almost every day (I know bad!!!!) but, I do limit myself to just one which I know isn't that great! But, I was hoping this challenge would help eliminate soft drinks in my daily routine. Continue reading to find out if it did help or not....
Day 1: I drank about 3 liters this day and surprisingly I wasn't running to the restroom every hour lol! But, at the end of the day I didn't notice any difference in my skin or weight. I did have one soft drink this day since I didn't want to quit cold turkey.
Day 2: I once again drank about 3 liters of water this day and one soda. This was a 'cheat day' since I did eat pizza for lunch and had a slice of cake so, I wasn't surprised when I checked my skin and didn't notice much of a difference. My skin was a tad bit less red than normal though so, at least that was a bit of progress for me.
Day 3: I had about 2.5 liters of water this day. I'll admit it was a bit harder to drink mostly water today BUT I did not crave nor drink any sodas this day! :D My skin and weight looked the same as day 2.
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Side Note: I drank plain water I did not add any fruits nor drink mixes! But, I don't see why you couldn't especially if you're not a huge fan of plain water. I think adding fruits or lemon would give your body and skin more benefits! :)
Day 4: For some reason on this day I just couldn't get myself to drink a whole lot of water, or anything really! I don't know if my body was hydrated enough or what but I drank about 1.5 liters this day.
Day 5: I drank about 3.5 liters this day. I kinda forced myself I guess you could say haha! But, I did start to notice my skin becoming less red and a bit smoother. I did get a little zit but nothing major! Honestly, I was expecting to get more since my body was going through a small detox.
Day 6: This day was tough! I had to use the restroom every hour on the hour. But, once again my skin had started to look more refreshed. I didn't even have any flakiness on my face. (I have oily skin but since its overly oily I do get flakiness.)
Day 7: By this day I was so amazed at the results that I am now challenging myself to drink more water every day!
I thought this challenge was going to be a bit more difficult but, truly it wasn't. I didn't eat the best this past week but drinking a lot more water really suppressed my appetite, therefore, I ate less of everything and didn't snack as much. It may not seem like much but I lost 3 pounds! Remember, this was only from drinking more water, eating whatever I wanted, and minimal exercise like walking ( I exercised 4 out of the 7 days). When it comes to my skin: it was a lot less red than day 1, I had less texture, less acne spots, and some of my acne scars are starting to clear up. I am not challenging myself to keep drinking more and more water everyday.
Now its your turn to challenge yourself to drink more water!
Thanks for stopping by! XO, Vidi!