Maintaining Hydration in the Humidity
August 08, 2016
It's important to drink plenty of non-calorie containing fluids to prevent dehydration after weight-loss surgery.
The recommended fluid goal post-surgery is 48 to 64 ounces daily (six to eight cups). All liquids -- not just water -- count towards your fluid goal!
Here are some tips to help you stay hydrated and remind you to keep sipping, even when you don't feel thirsty.
1. Purchase a fun water bottle
There are tons of fancy water bottles that are bright in color and eye-catching. These are great to keep at your desk; throughout the day, they'll draw your attention and remind you to sip.
2. Set a timer
Setting timers on your phone or watch will alert you to take a sip of your beverage.
3. Download a drink tracker
There are several free apps that are great for tracking fluid intake, such as Hydration Genius and Water Balance.
4. Add some flavor
Get creative with increasing fluid intake with non-calorie or sugar-free water enhancers. Some good ones are Crystal Light, Mio and Dasani Drops.
You can also purchase water-infusing bottles that allow you to add fresh fruit to enhance the flavor.
We hope this helps you stay hydrated! If you haven't yet had bariatric surgery and are interested in learning more about the program, sign up for a free information session.