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How much water should you drink in one day?

Wed. Jun 21, 6:22pm

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They say you should drink at least 64 oz. However I work out daily and drink more than that just to stay hydrated.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 6:32 PM

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Drinking.

My naturopathic doctor recommends 1/2-1oz per pound you weigh per day. More toward the higher end if you are actively losing, as it helps your body get rid of metabolic wastes from your body breaking down fats. More toward the lower end if you are maintaining.

I find that when I am closer to the 1oz per pound a day goal the weight comes off MUCH faster as well! Big cups help. ;)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 6:41 PM

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1 oz. per pound seems like a lot!

is there a limit?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 6:57 PM

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I do know that you can drink too much water and that it takes a rather large amount, but beyond that I have never tried to find out how much is too much.

I drink 3 20 oz bottles a day and that, in addition to the fruits and veggies I eat (I get my 6-8 servings) seems like plenty.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 7:30 PM

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1 ounce is definitely too much. Drinking your body weight in water can actually do you harm. It can mess up your electrolites or something.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 9:34 PM

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drink enough that your pee is barely yellow.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 11:29 PM

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drink when you are thirsty!! and when you are bored and reach for a snack drink!!! often we eat when we are actually thirsty! your body KNOWS how much to drink!

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 12:31 AM

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Also - depends on the weather and your activity level.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 6:08 AM

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1 oz of water per pound per day is most likely not going to do any harm.

http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 11:51 AM

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What about other fluids? I don't like the taste of water (bottled, filtered, spiked with lemon, or otherwise) Does unsweetened herbal sun tea count?

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 1:40 PM

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Tea counts, but take into account that caffeine is a diuretic - you lose some hydration from it. Find a caffeine-free variety for better hydration.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 2:05 PM

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Electolyte imbalance is usually only a problem if you are sweating a lot and not getting adequate nutrients and sodium in your diet. Most people exist in a state of perpetual mild/moderate dehydration. Try the extra water thing for a week, if you start feeling woozy have a salty snack, see what happens to your weight and you energy level. Sure, you'll have to urinate more often, but would you rather pee and have the weight come off more easily or fight for every ounce you lose?

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 3:16 PM

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I agree with the last poster. I get woozy and a nurse told me to eat more salt. (I avoid salt like the plague!)

Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:25 AM

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Try tracking your food intake on fitday.com-- You'll be surprised at what you are eating (in terms of sodiium) and how much (or how little) moisture you are getting in your diet!

Friday, June 23, 2006, 9:28 AM

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