I have a dear friend who used to insist, “I drink lots of water!” I asked her to keep track of every large glass of water she drank during the day and let me know how much she was actually drinking. Turned out, she wasn’t drinking anywhere near the low-ish goal of 8 glasses of about 8 ounces each (a measuring cup of water is 8 ounces).
So, she started filling a 4-cup bottle with water and—doing the math—she made sure she drank at least two of those 4-cup bottles a day. And what happened after a couple of weeks of drinking all that additional water? “I feel so much better and more energetic,” she said. “And my skin isn’t as dry. It feels better.”