You can use the Table below to calculate your approximate water and salt needs for each day. Be sure to check out the next section called 'Example Of A Day' for suggestions on how to distribute your water throughout the day. This table is especially for those who use pounds and ounces. If you use Kilograms & Litres please click here.

Enter Your Weight

lbs
 

Based on your weight which is
pounds, it is suggested you drink a minimum of
ounces of water each day.

Your salt intake should be
of a teaspoon daily.

0.25=1/4 teaspoon
0.50=1/2 teaspoon
0.75=3/4 teaspoon

The next section called 'Example Of A Day' shows you how to
distribute your water intake through out the day.


EXAMPLE OF A DAY


If you haven't done so already, use the Conversion Table above and then scroll down to this section to see how to distribute your water intake through out the day.

1. Water - (amount required) Oz. Note Time.

Wait - now you wait 30 minutes (ideally) before eating.

Eat - Breakfast. Start Timing.

Wait - 2- 2 1/2 hours (nothing goes in your mouth).
4. Water - (amount required) Oz. Note Time.

Wait - now you wait 30 minutes (ideally) before eating.

Eat - Snack. Start timing.

Wait - 2 - 2 1/2 hours (nothing goes in your mouth).
2. Water - (amount required) Oz. Note Time.

Wait - now you wait 30 minutes (ideally) before eating

Eat - Snack. Start Timing.

(Snack optional, but still wait the 2 - 2 1/2 hrs)

Wait - 2 - 2 1/2 hours ( nothing goes in your mouth, not even gum, mints, etc.)
5. Water - (amount required) Oz. Note Time.

Wait - now you wait 30 minutes (ideally) before eating.

Eat - Evening meal. Start timing.

Wait - 2 - 2 1/2 hours (nothing goes in your mouth).

After eating, don't go to bed until you've had your next portion of water which helps you digest the food. Try to go for a short walk. If short on time, just skip food and do water.
3. Water - (amount required) Oz. Note Time.

Wait - now you wait 30 minutes (ideally) before eating.

Eat - Lunch. Start Timing.

Wait - 2 - 2 1/2 hours (nothing goes in your mouth).

* Half your weight in ounces is the minimum amount of water, but a good starting point. If you're working outside, exercising, doing sports or in an air conditioned or heated room, extra water & salt is needed to prevent dehydration.
6. Water - (amount required) Oz. Note Time. Wait - now you wait 30 minutes (ideally) before eating.

Eat - Snack. Start timing.

Wait - 2 - 2 1/2 hours (nothing goes in your mouth).

Go for a short walk and then go to bed. (Any time you get up in the night to go to the bathroom, drink 1/2 glass of water and put a grain or two of salt on your tongue, then go back to bed). You can drink water anytime you feel you need it.

 

NOTE: An average 8 year old needs 3/4 their body weight in oz. of water. Elderly persons should begin the suggested program slowly; for example, start by taking 8 oz. of water with salt 2 times a day; one a.m. and one p.m. Then, after a couple of days, add another glass or two to your daily intake. Keep adding a glass to your daily intake until you are drinking half your weight in ounces as suggested at the top of this page.

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