Thread: How much H2O do you drink?
04-07-2005, 02:03 AM #1
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How much H2O do you drink?
Now that I have made the complete switch to H20 (90% of the time), abondoned Starbucks and trying to do the whole diet thing (it is so hard, I finally can empathize with diabetics), I am just wondering how much H20 should I be drinking per day?
I usually do something like a couple of big Evian bottles but overall I don't think it adds up to the gallon per day that some recommend. I also dilute kids juices (those that don't contain as much vitamin C) with water, because H20 itself tastes horrible to me. Am I on the right track at least?
What do you do?
04-07-2005, 02:19 AM #2
Try different waters, you may find one you like better...I am serious about my water habit!
I usually have a bottle going all day....so I must refresh on average 6-8 times a day. I do still drink coffee (I know....sshhhhh) but when it is not frigid weather I up my water intake....actually the more I drink, the beter my bladder...though for anyone starting out, be patient and give your body a chance to adjust (and it will for most of us) to increasing fluids by way of water.
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04-07-2005, 02:51 AM #3
I drink about six to eight cups of water a day. I don't think I could handle a gallon; I'd spend the entire day in the bathroom.
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04-07-2005, 03:26 AM #4
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I try and drink about 2 litres of water a day. I find that about the right amount to keep my bladder comfortable (well as much as it can be!!!)
04-07-2005, 03:35 AM #5
i usually drink about two of the large taco bell cups during the day and then i have probably about another 36oz later in the evening.
04-07-2005, 03:49 AM #6
I've been drinking between 3 and 3.5 litres a day - all Evian. (Man is this gettng expensive!)
The water does help me as much as anything.
04-07-2005, 05:14 AM #7
I drink about 6-8 glasses of water a day. I have gone from about 64oz of my diet pepsi to about 12. so I can grink more water.Amber Sevy
04-07-2005, 02:40 PM #8
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I drink about 4-5 bottles of Poland Springs water daily ( 16 oz. each) About 48-60 oz. daily.
04-08-2005, 01:52 PM #9
I only drink about 36 ounces right now, but it is all I drink and I am still getting used to the water thing. I only drink bottled water and I can tell it helps me. I drink camomile tea sometimes with honey when I am out having coffee with someone, i haven't tried the low acid coffees yet, not quite there yet...but hopefully sometime soon I can try it.
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04-08-2005, 03:18 PM #10
I drink 1.5L of Evian or Fiji water everyday....as well as 3-4 (8ounce or more) glasses of milk.current meds:
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04-09-2005, 02:45 PM #11
I drink a lot of water - only bottled water if possible - without any minerals so I don't flare. The more water I drink the better. I'm still finding my preferred brand of water. I used to drink some water I would get from Sam's Club, but they quit carrying it. I do pretty good with Mejier brand water and not too bad with Ice Mountain - yet I'm not so sure about that one.
So, in answer to your question - I drink anywhere from 5-10 16 ounce bottles a day - I feel better the more I drink. When I don't drink enough, I get that feeling that I've got to go, but nothing comes out.
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