The Surprising Signs of Dehydration You Need to Know

Fatigue, dizziness and crankiness are the telltale signs of dehydration that we all want to avoid, especially over the holidays. The World Health Organization defines being extremely dehydrated as losing more than 10% of your body weight in fluid. However, the truth is that the majority of us suffer from mild dehydration and start to feel the symptoms upon losing 5 or 6 percent. Feeling thirsty, tired or lightheaded are sure signs you’re dehydrated, but some signs aren’t so obvious. Here are the surprising signs and symptoms of dehydration to look out for.


  • Bad breath
  • Bloating
  • Chapped lips
  • Dry skin
  • Brain fog
  • Hunger/food cravings
  • Dark undereye circles
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle cramps
  • Heartburn
  • Dry eyes

If you experience any of these symptoms on a daily basis, chances are you’re mildly dehydrated. The good news? You can easily replenish your fluid stores and fend off dehydration by eating hydrating foods and sipping on both water and drinks low in sugar and high in electrolytes like HALO. Make sure you also follow us on Instagram at for more hydration tips, recipes, workouts and giveaways to help you beat dehydration this holiday season.

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