We drink a ton of water on the Code Red Lifestyle™, so it's no surprise than when you first start doing this, you spend more time in the bathroom than you're used to.
Drinking water has SO many benefits.
It helps with appetite control. It helps your skin glow, and your hair and nails grow.
It's especially critical when you first join the Code Red Lifestyle™ and your body's still flushing out toxins. Without water to help you excrete these toxins, they'll just get re-absorbed back into your system. No one wants that!
The need to go potty can feel pretty urgent, which is why it's no surprise when someone asks me, “Cristy, will my body adjust to all this water? If so, when?”
Yes, your body will adjust, but how long it takes varies from person to person.
Some people notice improvement in weeks. Others tell me it takes months. You'll just have to stick with it and give your body the time it needs.
Another thing to be aware of is that your body adjusting doesn't mean you'll go back to peeing as infrequently as you used to. You will pee more than you have been for as long as you drink the “Code Red amount” of water.
After enough time's passed, you won't even remember what it was like before Code Red, and how often you use the toilet will be your new normal.
Plus, the benefits you get from drinking water far outweigh a few extra trips to the bathroom.
Make sure you get your water in a few hours before bedtime, so you're not up all night peeing. Drink more water in the first half of your day, because if you wait until the last minute to drink most of it, you'll still be up all night peeing.
It's great to space your water out throughout the day. You don't need to drink it all before 9 AM. Spacing it throughout the day also spaces out that need to go potty.
But definitely do not wait until evening to drink the majority of your water.
I like to have a full water bottle ready to go in the morning, so that right after I get up, go potty, strip down naked, and weigh myself, it's right there for me to drink. Starting immediately makes it SO much easier to get in.
Give your body time to adjust, and also remember that you'll probably still need to go more than you're used to, even after your body's adjusted. The weight loss and health benefits you get are 100% worth it, so stick with it! You can do it!