1 Month Of Drinking 3 Litres Of Water Daily, My Results!

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Radiance Central’s Healthy Habits Challenge  

April 2015 Challenge:  Drinking a minimum of 6-8 cups of water/day

It’s the end of the month, and that means we’ve completed this month’s Healthy Habits Challenge of drinking a minimum of 6-8 cups of water a day.

Living in the hot tropics, I drank more than the minimum, I drank about 3 litres of water a day, and it felt GREAT! I have to say this is the first time in my life I drank an abundance of water daily, and what a difference it makes to feel fully hydrated!

Results of drinking a lot of water

The benefits and changes I experienced:

I have to say the biggest benefit I experienced from the Radiance Central’s Healthy Habits Challenge of drinking more water was the increase of energy. I wasn’t expecting this at all. I always related drinking more water for better digestion, appetite control, and the effects of being well hydrated has on the skin, but I never connected hydration with energy levels. This to me makes me want to continue drinking plenty of water every day. Now that I know what it feels like to drink a lot of water, I notice a big energy drop when I don’t drink enough.

I also noticed that once I got through the first week of adjusting to the increase of fluids, I found the increase of water did in fact reduce water retention. I had a much flatter stomach and felt my body could efficiently release and flush out any extra water I was holding onto. So definitely less water retention, less puffiness, and less bloating.

Also skin and hair – way more hydrated! Love this! Not only did my skin feel and look more plumped-up, clear, and soft, but my hair too felt softer and shinier!

What I was expecting, but didn’t happen!

Everyone who’s ever had a baby or toddler would know, you aren’t getting the quality sleep you used to (especially if you’re like me and still nursing and co-sleeping). I was hoping the increase of water would help the bags and dark circles under my eyes miraculously disappear, but no, unfortunately it didn’t (I have other suggestions for the bags and dark circles here!)

I also didn’t notice any difference in my digestion, but then again, I don’t really have any digestive issues to begin with. Maybe if I had issues already with constipation or heart burn, maybe I’d see a difference with the increase of water intake. If you did this Healthy Habits Challenge and noticed a difference with your digestion, do comment below and let me know, I’m definitely interested in hearing your feedback!

Also, I never noticed any difference in my appetite or weight either. I know that when I’m dehydrated I definitely mistaken thirst for hunger and eat more. For some reason during this month’s Healthy Habits Challenge I never really thought about how my water intake was affecting my appetite, and if it was significantly decreasing it. In retrospect, I don’t think the increase of water affected my appetite, but then again, looking back even if it didn’t decrease my appetite, my appetite never significantly increased either, and in fact I don’t recall at any time over this past month I ever over ate or felt the inclination to do so (which when I’m dehydrated, I can easily over eat).

What are your results from doing this month’s Healthy Habits Challenge of drinking a minimum of 6-8 cups of water a day? I would love to hear your experience on the Challenge! (Please comment below!)

To hear more about my results of drinking 3 litres of water a day, for an entire month, watch today’s video below!


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36 thoughts on “1 Month Of Drinking 3 Litres Of Water Daily, My Results!

  1. Oh Natasha, I missed this challenge, but I would do it this month. I know May is for green juice, but I will do my own water challenge. I do not drink enough water and I need the energy. Thanks for the encouragement.

    1. Hi Andrea,
      Definitely do the water challenge this month! It’s worth it. I’m continuing to drink my water and loving it! Do check-in and let us know how you are doing on the Healthy Habits Challenge, and I’d love to hear your results at the end of the month.

      1. Me too.I take 4liters to 5liters water. I didn’t encounter cough and colds this year. Drinking plenty of water is good to our health.

      2. I drink 7-8 litr pr day, which means 1 ltr one time. is this harmful??
        as i m 6′ tall n 180 lbs.

        1. Stop drinking that much!!!! People have died from drinking too much water! Women are recommended to drink 2L of water per day, or 3L if they are exercising heavily or they are in a hot climate. Men are recommended to drink 3-4L of water per day. Do not drink more than this! If you feel thirsty enough to drink 7L+, please see your Dr. as unusual thirst is a symtom of certain illnesses/diseases!

        2. Drinking excessive amount of water can be detrimental to our bodies. Studies have shown that drinking more than 6 litres of water can kill someone. Instead, you should try taking your weight 180 lbs and divide it by 2. In ounces that’s the least amount of water you should be drinking. Eg. 90oz is about 2.6L. For a tall person like you I think 2.7-4L of water is recommended. Hope this helps!

  2. I’m also still nursing my 2-yr old and I usually don’t drink enough water. I just get too busy most times. (Why? Six children total!) I also get monthly (menstrual) migraines that always last 2 days … always! They start in my lower back and work their way up the right side of my back until they hit my head. So it’s all in my back AND my head. It’s awful! But not this month! I was already drinking a lot of water (thanks to the challenge), but when I could feel the migraine starting to come, I loaded up on even more water. I cannot believe how much water it took to keep the migraine away! Crazy amounts! But it worked! And I had to keep doing that until the “migraine time” had passed. Amazing!

    1. This is awesome! I’m going to share your experience with a student of mine who has issues with migraines. She also doesn’t drink enough water, so maybe this will help her see that there might be a connection!!

    2. I’m sorry to hear about your headaches Sherri! But yes, water is amazing! We take it for granted but it can in fact heal illnesses and I would say even help to prevent people from getting sick in the first place.
      Because you are nursing, you REALLY need the water! I know for myself if I don’t drink enough water I’m prone to getting painful clogged milk ducts, so best to keep the water coming, good for you and good for your baby as well!

  3. Hey Natasha,

    Great to hear your results and reflections. I’ve restarted drinking 2 litres a day for the past few months now, so it was nice to see your challenge pop up.

    I’ve noticed my skin is much clearer and interestingly so is my thinking. I also noticed that taking a break from this challenge makes it trickier to get back into. I used to drink 1.5 litres a day, then stopped, and found it hard to get back into the momentum.

    I’m liking the challenge 🙂

    1. Hi Bianca!
      I’m so happy to hear you’ve joined the challenge and of your results! It does make a huge a difference doesn’t it to be well hydrated. I am so happy to have started this challenge series, amazing how such simple things like drinking enough water every day can make such a huge difference! I hope you join this month’s green juice challenge!

  4. I am suffering from an autoimmune desease. Would you think that it will be a good idea for me to drink that much water? My dermatologist stated that drinking that much water is not recommended.

    1. Correction, I meant disease and to be exact I am suffering from Vitaligo. Also I suffer from chronic hives. Do you believe that drinking several liters of water a day may help me with my chronic hives condition?

      1. I’m not a dr but I suffered from hives, on my face.
        Was diagnosed with type two diabetes. When I began to control my sugar and carb intake better and drink more water rather than juice or soda and no more processed foods my face cleared up. Not a hive since.
        Not saying check to see if you got diabetes, but a correction and adjustment in your foods will go a long ways.

  5. Hi Natasha, I’m on day 3 of the water challenge and I’ve also noticed an increase in energy and my appetite is usually curbed for the majority of the day. I also noticed when I consume a moderate amount of sea salt my eyes tend to have wrinkles and puffiness, but on days when I consume no sea salt/sodium foods the puffiness and wrinkles are no where to be found. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I drink like 5-7 liters a day for last 5 days noticing dark spot reduction and no more hair thinning. Only issue I have is more number of restroom usage. Also beware use proper supplements for minerals as drinking more water can also flush out essential minerals too.

  7. Hi there! I recently went from an almost all soda drinking diet to just water (and of course a cup of coffee ;), but once I got past the caffeine withdrawal of taking the soda out of my diet, I feel a hundred times better! I’ve been drinking close to 4 liters of water a day, I have had so much energy, I feel much more positive and not so crabby and I don’t feel so sluggish. But it’s only been a week so I will see how it does for the rest of my body but holy cow! I feel amazing!

  8. I’m going to start….. I will be drinking a litre of water in the morning, and two others the rest of the day. I have digestive problems, lots of heartburn, so we’ll see if this helps it…..

  9. Hi
    I have been on this challenge for some time now and the results are that for the past 5 months have never experienced any cough, cold ,no headaches and my skinskin appearance is amazing. Thanks for your inspiration. Looking forward to yet another healthy challenge of the green juice.

  10. iv just started drinking 4 litres of water 3 days ago and im looking forward to seeing the results in a month’s time. i just need to ask something: should we only drink a lot of water for a month or does it have to be a life style.

  11. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to
    be really something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  12. Hi, I am drinking 4 liters of water everyday but that makes me go to bathroom every 30 mins. Do you think it is normal? or should i see a doctor?

    Thank you.

  13. Hie Natasha. Thank you for your lovely presentation. It has been a week now since i started drinking 1.5L of water per day an i must say the results are already amazing. I jave noticed a change in my digestive system because at first i had a constipation problem. Actually drinking water in the morning before you have breakfast seems to be a great and beneficial thing to do. Before i started the challenge i had a constant joint pain on my left hand and both legs but ever since i started drinking water the pain stopped. Also my face is very radient and am loving the outcome so far..

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