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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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Lola
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common sense is also advised, yes?


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Since starting the B diet, I am WAY less thirsty than I used to be... and I don't perspire as much... I was losing all my electrolytes from perspiration before the B diet... I still drink a lot, always have a jug of water waiting beside my chair... I haven't thought about exactly how much I drink... must notice tomorrow...


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I fill up a 2 ltr bottle daily........I drink that up and forget about it!

I always add some sea salt to it.......


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I think I am feeling better since I reduced my water intake. I am unsure just how much I drink but I know I am drinking less at the moment than I was a month ago, and yet I am feeling better for it. For some reason when I was drinking a lot more I was always thirsty, and now that I am drinking less (and I am in a hotter climate as well) I seem to have less GERD and seldom really feel thirsty - seems strange, but there you are. I know I am getting between 1 and 2 litres a day, but I think it's closer to the 1 than the 2, whereas before I would have 2+ every day. I might start monitoring it again to be sure.
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Glad you are feeling better...
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Thanks Possum. Maybe it's just being back in QLD that did it  

The only trouble is, the better I feel the worse my eating habits get as I start thinking I can relax my strict routine. I am still being about 98% compliant, but I am tending to over eat and eat much bigger portions of things like ghee and honey than I should.

I really must try to up my water intake a little but not to the point I was at before when I think it was a bit too much more comfort. I might use Lola's method of filling a 2 litre bottle so i know what I've had - it was easy when I was working and having to take a bottle of water to work with me, since I've been a lady of leisure there has seemed no need....
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Yeah I understand that!! I take 2 x 1.5 litre bottles with me & it is real easy to drink at work as I get dry but at home, not so...
Still, I am happy to drink more when I need it, but ease back other days... All balances out I guess...
I also understand the bigger portions thing... Must cut back myself... Just decided tonight that we will head to Tasmania at Easter, so not long to get a few kgs off??! Eeek!!

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I noticed that I drink a lot more water and feel a lot less hungry when I workout. I usually drink green tea all day long since starting BTD/GTD and quitting coffee. I used to have a venti from Starbuck's but always have an equivalent amount of water sitting next to the coffee to remind me to drink as much water as I drink coffee. Since doing the green tea, I forget to do the same.

I noticed that I was not sweating as much and my skin felt dry in a very dehydrated way. I worked out again (I stopped when I had exams and papers for school... slacked for almost 2 weeks... bad bad me) and I broke out into sweat and drank a lot of water because I felt thirsty. For some reason, working out seems to have "reset" my body and I feel not only hydrated but feel like a blockage has been released. My skin also gets much clearer and does not look dry when I have enough water.

I usually drink 2 L a day out of habit from my old yoga days. I noticed that the BTD/GTD made me urinate much more frequently but that could be because when I was not doing BTD/GTD I was not going frequently enough except due to coffee! My old habits were really unhealthy. I had quit yoga and all when I started school.

I now realize that drinking water, eating healthy, sleeping, and working out all help towards doing well in other aspects of life. I am not going to sacrifice water and working out any more.

Thanks for the reminder!


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the more i look into this water Thing the more i think that the more compliant you become the less water you need to drink.

but as so many people have so many old or bad habits AT THE START perhaps a larger amount of water is required for them due to diuretics (tea, coffee etc), too much sugar and way too much fibre.

difficult call to generalise.

so i shall amend my original comment to being a healthy AND COMPLIANT  person requires......


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Well, it also depends on where a person lives. I am originally from Los Angeles (dry heat in the summers) and did drink a lot of water.

When I moved to Indiana for school, I had to drink much more water than I did in L.A. The summers are humid and I went out in long jeans (I could always do that in L.A.) my first day here - I sweat like crazy, the clothes stuck to my body and my body freaked out. Not only did I get thirsty and feel like I was going to faint, I did not urinate for a full week after this. Basically, it was my body's way of trying to conserve water.

It is counterintuitive but one needs to drink more water in humid, hot weather than dry heat weather.


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2 lts as well here PP. great job!


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A school friend of mine was saying that because he smoked 40 cigarettes a day drank whiskey like water but felt fine ate fried food, that this health malarkey was rubbish. that was about 6 years ago.

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1.5 - 2 litres a day at the mo. When at home I drink from a glass bottle rather than from plastic, and away from meals for obvious reasons, save for a sip when taking a supplement.


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Interesting thread.  I was drinking probably a little over 1 litre of water per day until recently.  We were purchasing bottled water to avoid fluoride so it was always easy to grab a bottle even when on the run.  

We finally got a water purifier that takes out fluoride about a month ago and I'm finding I'm drinking a lot less water because I don't really know what to put it in anymore - ridiculous really!

So, I have to ask the question - what does everyone else put their water in?  I would like to purchase a few decent bottles that are portable and that the whole family can use (school and work).  Just wondering if everyone still uses plastic (and if so are they BPA free and do you think they are safe?)  or whether stainless steel is the way to go?  

Oh, and if I add sea salt to the bottle (say s/steel) will it corrode the bottle at all?

While we're on the subject - I also bloat if I drink more than about 1.5L of water per day (not including other sources).


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I have several of the Kleen Kanteen stainless steel water bottles in various sizes and I love them.  I use a bottle brush to get them real clean inside.

I just discovered glass water bottles inside a silicon sleeve.  Lifefactory seems to be the nicest that I've seen so far.  I'm going to look into these some more.



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Thanks for that Victoria!  

I have just looked up Kleen Kanteen and it looks like they are readily available in Sydney - now to choose colours and lids!


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Caz - which water purifier did you buy?
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I bought it from Southern Cross Pottery - only found out recently that they now make a purifier that removes fluoride (they have had them for about 12mths).  I was soooo excited because the only other option before this was either distillation or reverse osmosis.

Here is the link to their website - I ordered over the phone and had it within about 2wks, delivered to my door.

http://www.southerncrosspottery.com.au/

Not sure if they deliver to NZ.


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We use kleen kanteen too, but we use are going to get the stainless steel screw caps when the exiting plastic ones wear out. so that we can get away from plastic altogether.

we don't add salt, that's done in cooking.

we have a water filter that takes out most of the bad stuff too.


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CONSTIPATION A NEW READING ON THE SUBJECT By J. H. TILDEN, M. D.

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"Appendicitis," "Venereal Diseases," "Pocket Dietitian," "Impaired Health, Its Cause and Cure," 2 Vols., "Epilepsy," "Hay Fever."  published by The Tilden Health School Association COPYRIGHT 1923

2--Water Drinking

"There is one cause of constipation that is of my own discovery, so far as I know, and it is more far-reaching than thinkers on these lines will be willing to admit for years to come, namely, excessive water drinking."

http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/020112constipation/020112toc.html


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I buy Tazo teas occasonally in glass bottles (usually I let my kids drink the tea) and then I wash out the bottles and re-use them for water to take with me. Those are  good during cooler weather, when I don't drink so much. It also fits nicely in the outer pocket of my purse and in my vehicle's cup holder.

I also plan to get some kleen kanteen or equivilent bottles this summer, when I'll be drinking a lot more water per outing. Those are especially nice for the beach or for long walks outside, when the 16oz glass bottle isn't big enough and there may not be a place to refill it.


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Because I eat a lot of moist foods (fruits and veges) I need less water. But if I were to go back to eating bread and cheese I would need more water. I tried drinking the amount of water they say one should drink alongside the O diet and found that I was bloating. Maybe that much water was diluting stomach acids, maybe it was unneeded, but my guess is that if you are mostly a dry foods person (crackers, cheese, bread, chips, etc.) you are going to have to drink a lot more water than you would if you ate moist cooked grains, fruits, veges, fish, soups and other wet foods.

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We should not forget that we all evolved from the bushmen of Africa who got nearly all their water from the food they ate.
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Also don't forget that we all have individual water needs. You'll need more water on warm days than cool ones. Possibly more on warm days than hot ones, if the warm day means you have your windows open and hot days mean air conditioning, and your house is actually cooler on the "hot" day.

People tend to need more water while detoxing, to help the body flush out excess toxins. Weight loss often releases toxins that had been stored in body fat, so people losing weight may need more water than people maintaning their weights.

It seems like this thread is currently moving in the direction of "be careful- don't overdo the water intake!" and I want to point out that this could be bad advice for some individuals.


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I have been on a smaller amount of water for a few weeks now, and i no longer need to get up several times during the night to go to the toilet, I sleep right through most nights now which is great. I'm no longer rushing to go to the toilet during the day and I'm no longer bloated.

Whether this is just the water or the fact that i no longer have any grain for breakfast, or indeed at all really. I'm not sure perhaps it is a combination of both.

But I really think that once you have your diet sorted to any degree that you may need to at least be aware that you need to adjust the amount of water you drink.


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