Bottoms up! Drinking the right amount of water can help you live a healthy lifestyle. We're sharing the tips we tell our Profile by Sanford members to help them get their daily H20.
Staying hydrated is important, but it can seem like a daunting task when a huge bottle of water is staring back at you. We get it! A lot of our members ask for H20 advice, so it’s a common struggle. Aim to drink 64 ounces of water daily. Dividing that up throughout the day, getting creative, and trying new flavors can all help.
Here is what we encourage our members to do:
Add more than 8 ounces of water to your protein shakes.
Our delicious protein shakes are a big part of our meal plans. An easy way to get some H20 in is by going over the shake’s recommended 8 ounces of water. For example, Profile coach Nicole loves drinking her protein shakes thinner so she mixes her shakes with 26 ounces of water. Keeping the 8-ounce rule in mind, 18 ounces of her 26-ounce shake then counts toward her fluid intake for the day. Not a fan of thin shakes? Experiment until you find a consistency you like.
Drink up your fiber.
Fiber has a lot of health benefits. To help Profile by Sanford members get their daily fiber, we created three tasty fiber drinks. The best part? Whatever water they use to make the drink counts 100% toward their daily H20 needs. Coach tip: Mix up a fiber drink and enjoy it throughout the day.
Try a H2Energy drink.
Another way we encourage our members to get their water in is by enjoying a Profile H2Energy. Mix a packet with chilled water for a refreshing drink (especially during those hot summer months) that provides vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. Try the blue raspberry flavor to give coach Nicole’s favorite flavor a try.
Black coffee counts toward your daily fluid intake.
Coffee lovers, rejoice! Yes, you definitely read that right. Thirty-two ounces of black coffee does count toward your fluid intake for the day. Anything beyond that we would not count. Stay mindful of what you’re putting in your coffee. Sweeteners, cream, or almond milk will add to the calories. A coach can advise you on how to add to your coffee while keeping your health goals in mind.