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 How Much Water Do You Drink Daily?
More than 2 Litres per day (34 votes)
31.48%
It varies every day. (20 votes)
18.52%
1 - 1.5 Litres per day (16 votes)
14.81%
1.5 - 2 Litres per day (16 votes)
14.81%
I drink according to my body weight. (12 votes)
11.11%
Less than 1 Litre per day (5 votes)
4.63%
I drink according to my activity level. (4 votes)
3.70%
I don't drink water. (1 votes)
0.93%
108 Votes Total Last vote Thursday, June 5, 2014, 7:11am by ayaka
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Luana
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I was curious about people's habits in drinking water.  I am suppose to be drinking 6-8 glasses per day (8 oz. glasses) (1.5 - 2 litres).  However, I am finding I spend a lot of time going to the washroom and find it difficult to fit in drinking other beverages to get those 6-8 glasses per day.   I only weigh 96 pounds, so I guess 6-8 is quite a lot I would think.  However, I am dealing with inflammatory issues and doing an elimination diet at the moment plus I am excercising more.

I'd love to hear what you have to say and what you know on this subject.


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1/2 your weight in ounces of water a day, is all you need.  So 6- 8 oz cups, would be good for you.  If you are adding lemon to it, you can also count it in those 6 cups.  Tea w/o sweeteners or dairy, also count. It is also important, to drink before, and during and after physical exercise. You sweat, you need more H2O.
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Thanks geminisue for the facts on tea and lemon and water.  That will help a lot.


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Someone once told me that you can actually "dehydrate" yourself if you drink too much water. I don't know how this works though.
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try to sip the water intermittently and not gulp it. this is far better for you, becomes a habit, and also less wash room visits
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I enjoy adding sea salt into my drinking water......works like electrolytes, bringing water inside the cell

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I drink my water with lemon juice and sea salt, as well. I find I can drink a lot more water this way.


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I don't drink enough as I live in the desert. I am working on that!


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I've always drunk a large quantity of water.  Most days, I am up around a gallon in order to not feel dry...  I've had a practitioner tell me that I am probably borderline diabetic since I need so much water, but I still attribute it to having eaten so much corn, which messes with insulin usage in my type of person.  Once I finish recovering from my early diet, I expect the water usage to drop some, but we'll have to wait to see how that plays out.


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Quoted from Karma
Someone once told me that you can actually "dehydrate" yourself if you drink too much water. I don't know how this works though.

I believe this would be due to flushing too much of either potassium or sodium (electrolytes) out of the body.  There needs to be a balance between potassium and sodium to control the water flow in and out of the cells.  If you get low on potassium, the cells will dehydrate internally because there isn't adequate potassium to pull water into the cell from the bloodstream.  If you get low sodium, the cells won't be able to push waste out into the bloodstream.  

Grapefruit juice is the best remedy (for me) to restore electrolyte balance when I get into a drank too little, drank too much, cycle and not absorbing the water...  I usually have the most problems of this type when the weather is changing rapidly from hot and dry to cool and moist; or when in a traveling induced weather change...


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I have been reading on this subject recently.

It appears that the advice for drinking 6-8 glasses of water forgot to mention that that includes all water in fruit, vegetables, soups and even milk.

so if you eat normally you probably only need a little as 3 glasses of water in addition to what you eat.

if you have a bloated stomach and go to the toilet to often this can be caused by too much water.

if you drink coffee, sodas and eat a lot of fibre, then you will have to drink more as these cause you to expel more water.

Main source - "The Fibre Menace."

I have been doing this for the last week and feel pretty good so far. I have been drinking cups of teas in stead of mugs, one cup instead of two mugs etc.

no cereals, eating cooked breakfast instead. Emily is doing the same although as a precaution she gets one bowl of porridge a week, stopped rice puffs and other cereals.

the result is less craving for sugar interestingly.


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So averages = 1.4 - 1.7 litres in total per day including all sources, you also get another 1/2 a litre from oxidation. You need more water if you exercise/sweat alot. plus if you have a medical condition, your needs may increase, if you are breastfeeding you need to drink more - equal to the amount the your produce roughly.

so there you have it, I have been drinking way to much water, and way, way to much fibre.

my stomach is looking better already, after a week.

50-70 % of meat is water.
75-96 % of fruit and veg is water.

85-99% of other drinks is water, Milk, Beer, wine sauces, colas, & soups etc.



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what is water..but I get 6 galsses down by drinking it in tea and add it to everything - to reduce calories / sugar .. but water.. not if I can help it..  I voted I dont drink water..   


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Once again, every one is different (no one size fits all!). I live in the high desert @ 5600 feet elevation, and find in the winter I need to drink at least 2 liters of water -- in addition to any other "food water" I might be getting, and in the summer, at least 4 liters. I've done a lot of testing on my own body (don't you love being a guinea pig?) and this is just what works for me. I don't drink much else in terms of liquids, though; no soda, little fruit juice, not much tea, etc.


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I put it varies every day.  I sip water all day long.  If I feel thirsty, then I drink more, if not less.  I drink 4 green tea bags in a 16 oz glass bottle a day so that is ½ my weight allowance there.  


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It varies each day, but it's probably over 2 liters most days, and easily double that in the summertime. My intake of plain, boring water may not be all that high, but once you count in the green, rooibos, and yerba mate tea, lemon juice in water, grapefruit juice in water, I get plenty.


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Wow, that's a lot of information about water intake - not just plain water.  Maybe I won't stress so much about it then and just listen to my body and drink at least a litre of pure water a day which I believe I do usually.  In the morning when I wake up I have two glasses waiting for me before breakfast.  Then I have a smoothie with more water.  Then I add rice milk to my cereal.  Then mid morning I have a tea usually.  Before lunch I may have water.  In the afternoon I drink 2 glasses of water or maybe a tea.  Plus I eat 3 fruit at least a day.  No wonder I have to use the washroom all the time.  I'll try sipping my water as suggested instead of drinking it all at once.


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Quoted from PCUK-Positive
I have been reading on this subject recently.

It appears that the advice for drinking 6-8 glasses of water forgot to mention that that includes all water in fruit, vegetables, soups and even milk.

so if you eat normally you probably only need a little as 3 glasses of water in addition to what you eat.

if you have a bloated stomach and go to the toilet to often this can be caused by too much water.

if you drink coffee, sodas and eat a lot of fibre, then you will have to drink more as these cause you to expel more water.

Main source - "The Fibre Menace."

I have been doing this for the last week and feel pretty good so far. I have been drinking cups of teas in stead of mugs, one cup instead of two mugs etc.

no cereals, eating cooked breakfast instead. Emily is doing the same although as a precaution she gets one bowl of porridge a week, stopped rice puffs and other cereals.

the result is less craving for sugar interestingly.


this was a real "light bulb" moment for me...I've been really working hard very hard to drink more water, thinking I should because everyone says so, up to 8-10 glasses a day...and I only weight 92lbs.  No wonder my stomach is bloated in spite of the rest of me being skeletally thin...I can actually feel and hear it swishing around inside sometimes.

And the fibre issue is the same for me too - I suspect I eat far too much - crave it in fact.  I'm going to try cutting that down as well.

Gosh, this is so hard - and I have to confess I feel awfully deprived and miserable....food is one of the few pleasures in my life!
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it's only hard becasue you are eating too much fibre and too much water, after just one week i crave much less and feel great, you will too.


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@eva: Exercise (sprint preferably) to clear excess catecholamines. This will increase insulin sensitivity. Afterwards, have some baking soda in solution to detox the cell and neutralize lactic acid. You won't be hungry in a long time.

This, along with the low FODMAP/fiber that PC recommends, will go a very long way.
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@eva: Exercise (sprint preferably) to clear excess catecholamines. This will increase insulin sensitivity. Afterwards, have some baking soda in solution to detox the cell and neutralize lactic acid. You won't be hungry in a long time.

This, along with the low FODMAP/fiber that PC recommends, will go a very long way.


sprint?!!!!  you are having a laugh, I assume
sorry, you're not to know that I'm 64, seriously underweight, have osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, and can just about manage a sedate walk of half an hour twice a day.  And that wears me out - my legs really ache afterwards.

If only I could exercise properly.....

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doing research on kangen alkaline water and for your body to run at full capacity depending on health or sickness and obesity, 1/2 your body weight in ounces if your healthy... unhealthy needs more water...and overweight also.. example 200 pound person will drink 100 oz if healthy.. up to 200oz if sickly, overweight or cancer.. you dont just start drinking the water by the gallon, you work up to it.. Its amazing water,

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Misty that website sell very sales orientated, tell us a bit about yourself prior to just advertising something please.

also why do you think you should drink more water if your sick?


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Woops, sorry sweetheart. Check out the "power plate." I don't own one, but you may find benefit.
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I had a doctor tell a friend of mine who weighs 189 lbs (5'7) that 80 ounces of water/day was ruining her bladder. i think this is ridiculous! Anyone else??? I think 80 ounces of water should be great for her body and for weight loss!


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