It only takes a 1-2% loss of your body’s water content to cause dehydration.

Here are some ways to help you stay hydrated:
1) Have a glass of water before each meal
2) Add a slice of lemon, lime or basil to your water to give it some flavor without adding any extra calories
3) Track your fluid intake to make sure you are getting about 1 gallon daily
4) Set a reminder to drink a glass of water every hour even if you are not thirsty
5) After each trip to the restroom, drink a glass of water to replenish your fluids
6) Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up
7) Eat fruits and vegetables with high water content. Try watermelon, cucumber and citrus fruits
8) Keep a large water bottle handy to encourage you to drink water wherever, whenever