Hydration : Are You Getting Enough Fluid?

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The average person excretes approx 1000-1500ml of urine when resting, accounting for well over half of our fluid loss a day.

Other losses of approx 500-650ml/day occur via ‘insensible losses’ (difficult to measure) through sweating, breathing, and approx 100ml/day lost in our faeces (on toilet).

This totals an average fluid loss of 2100-2250ml a day.

DID YOU KNOW?

High protein, low carb diets increase your total fluid loss through the osmotic effect in the digestive tract (attraction of fluid to protein/protein powders) and due to an excess build up of ammonia (waste product of protein breakdown).

Therefore combined with an exercise routine and warm weather, fluid losses could easily exceed 3000-3500ml (3-3.5L) a day, making fluid replenishment a vital part of your training regime.

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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