How Much Water to Drink on the Keto Diet

Drinking Water

One of the biggest mistakes that beginners make on the keto diet is to not drink enough water. You will find out soon enough that the keto diet can lead to a significant loss in water weight given the large amount of glycogen your body will start to burn off.

Those who don’t drink enough water will be at the mercy of side effects like nausea and constant tiredness. Unfortunately, there’s no golden rule in terms of how much water you should be drinking on the keto diet. The appropriate amount of water to drink differs for each individual. It could depend on a number of factors such as the individual’s weight and activity level. Rather than giving you a target, we can share a number of tips that may help you develop a healthy water-drinking habit.

First, drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Your body can gradually lose water while you are sleeping from breathing and sweating so it’s important to replenish the body levels once you are up and running. The Healthline highlights a number of benefits of drinking water in the morning.

Second, if you are having a really difficult time drinking more water than usual then it would be okay to flavor some of the water you drink (to a certain extent). Look for zero-calorie favoring if you want to do this. You could also make your own by infusing the water with fruits and vegetables.

Third, get a gallon water bottle and keep it with you all the time. You may find it annoying to repeatedly go to the kitchen for more water. This problem can be solved by having one large water bottle that will last you for most of the day.

Last but not least, monitor your urine color. Dark urine isn’t exclusively caused by dehydration but the color should give you an idea of how hydrated your body is. Healthy urine should be odorless and pale in color. If it’s dark then try drinking more water.