Hydration is so important for the healthy function of the body. Weight watching, diet and nutrition is important also.

Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluids than it takes in. For most people, drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated and rehydrate. Other options include coffee, tea, milk, fruits, vegetables, and oral hydration solutions.

Feeling dehydrated could be a sign that you're missing out on electrolytes which include sodium, chloride, magnesium and potassium and are necessary to deliver fluids to your cells. Excessive sweating after a workout can result in a loss of electrolytes for example.

9 Signs You Are Not Drinking Enough Water

  • Your mouth and lips are dry. When you're dehydrated, saliva production decreases, leaving your mouth and lips feeling dry. 

  • Your pee is dark. 

  • Your energy levels are low. 

  • You have a headache. 

  • You experience digestive problems.

  • Your skin is dry. 

  • You get muscle spasms or "Charley horses." 

  • You stay sick longer.

For proper rehydration, it is advised that we do the opposite of chugging. According to Summit Medical Group, to correctly rehydrate your body we should sip water moderately, about two to three ounces at a time, throughout the day.

How long does it take to reverse chronic dehydration? Depending on the severity of the dehydration, reversal takes about 1-2 weeks. Drink the majority of the water during the morning and early afternoon so that you do not disturb your sleep at night from frequent trips to the bathroom.

Also take a good look at your diet. Proper hydration and nutrition can come in many forms including regularly making soup part of your  meal plan. Foods  like fruit and vegetables that are non processed and contain natural hydrating  properties  will help you rehydrate  quickly with no need to be concerned about weight watching.