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The majority of health experts give the following equation: divide your weight in pounds by two. The result is the number of ounces of water recommended for daily consumption. So if you weigh 180 pounds, you would drink 90 ounces. Unfortunately, daily hydration for the active individual is just not that simple or convenient, and this equation typically underestimates true daily hydration needs.
Question: Dr. Kattouf, I have heard a lot about body pH and how important it is to be slightly alkaline. I have changed my diet significantly over the last 6 months (less red meat, more greens and fish) and when I check my pH, it is still about 6.25. I can't seem to change it much despite eating a lot of greens and
sticking with alkaline producing foods. What am I missing here and what do I need to do to get to an optimal state (if possible)? Thank you for your time!
Q: I am a cyclist and I was told that losing weight would help me to increase my power to weight ratio, thereby improving my cycling performance. Now that I have lost 20 pounds, I feel very sluggish and my workouts are suffering. Can you help?