How Much Water Should You REALLY Be Drinking?

We've heard the rule "drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day" roughly the same number of times we've been told that we should always wash our faces before bed (read: a lot). But, while the latter is pretty much universally agreed upon, the amount of water we should be drinking per day is more of a grey area. And since staying hydrated is essential for keeping our bodies functioning at their best—not to mention, it's key for helping us kick butt in our workouts and making our skin all glowy sans highlighter—we took it to the experts to see what they had to say.

So what is the right amount of water you should be sipping on per day? We chatted with Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Cynthia Sass, RD and author of The New York Times best seller S.A.S.S! Yourself Slim: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds and Lose Inches, to get the scoop. 


Keep reading to find out how much water you should actually be drinking.