Ever wonder if there is a limit to how much water you should intake daily? I mean yes, it is the natural wonder of the world that keeps on giving when it comes to beauty and health, but let’s weed out the facts from fiction now!

I spoke with Washington-based esthetician Cassandra Lanning to learn the facts, bust some myths and discover how to get the most out of your H20.

MYTH: 8-12 ounces a day is a requirement. 

According to esthetician Cassandra Lanning, “the standard rule is to drink half your body weight in ounces.” So how does one figure this out? Well consider this: I weigh 140 lbs and I aim to drink 8-9 cups of water. The way I came to this conclusion is dividing my weight by 2 (70 oz) and then converting that into cups. There are 8 oz in a cup so 70 oz divided by 8 oz gives you 8.75 cups of water. This is a more accurate way of measuring the proper amount of water one needs to drink daily. This does away with the “recommended dose,” as those who are heavier need more water intake. My personal suggestion is getting yourself a big bottle that provides you with as close to your daily requirement as possible. Fill it up once or twice and challenge yourself to finish it.

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