Despite studies downplaying the importance of H2O, we highly recommend it. Just because you can survive on tea alone doesnt mean it’s a good idea. While those studies are fine for John Q Publis, they don;t account for the massive resources an athlete burns through. You’re sweating, your maintaining body temperature, you’re building new muscle. You need water.
What’s more, most people overeat because their thirsty, not hungry. We walk around in a state of constant dehydration. Water promotes satiety, so if you drink it before a meal, you’re likely to eat less ( up to 90 calories less, according to one study). And when you’re drinking water, you’re less likely to quench your thirst with other sugary drinks like soda or juice, which tend to make you want to drink more water.
The following water consumption guidelines relate specifically to your P90X3 workout.
X3 Hydration Schedule
- 8-12 oz of water 15 to 30 minutes prior to exercise
- 4-8 oz of water every 15 minutes during exercise
Beyond that, we recomment you drink your body weight, divided by 2, in ounces. So if you weight 172 pounds, that would be 86 ounces of water. Every day. this may sound like a lot, but you’d be amazed how quickly a day of consistent sipping can add up.
The BeachBody Water Bar
- Flat Water
- Sparkling Water ( make sure it has no calories)
Choose any combination of min-ins from the lists below for a delicious water cocktail.
- Lemon Wedge
- Lime Wedge
- Orange Slice
- Strawberry Slices
- Kiwi Slices
- Cucumber Slices
- Frozen Grapes
- Watermelon Cubes
- Splash of fruit juice: Cranberry, Orange, Grapefruit
- Mint Leaves
- Grated Ginger
- Crushed Ice
- Ice Cubes
- Raspberry Mint Ice ( fill an ice cube tray with water, fresh raspberries, and mint leaves)