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water intake according to your weight

I was told that 8/8 oz of water daily was a generic measure of water intake and that really the measure shold be your weight divided so if you way 200 pounds you should drink 100oz of water daily, is this true?

Fri. Apr 6, 12:06pm

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omg I hope not I barely get two liters down now

Friday, April 06, 2007, 12:16 PM

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I've heard this too as a general rule.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 12:20 PM

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That was the rule I was given by my midwives back in 1995. It is hard to drink that much when weighing 200 lbs. But think of it this way, as you lose weight, the amount of water needed also goes down. Eventually you would get to the 8 glasses at 8 oz of water (if weighing in at 130 lbs).

Friday, April 06, 2007, 4:16 PM

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If you are suppose to drink a 1/2 gallon of water. How much do you have to drink to OD on water?

Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:35 PM

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I think OD-ing on water happens because you drink too much too quickly. I've heard of someone doing that when they drank a gallon in less than an hour. If you spread it out, it's not a problem.

Sunday, April 08, 2007, 1:31 AM

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"OD-ing" on water is referred to medically as hyponatremia, which is when your bodily fluids become too diluted and the ratio of salts to fluids is out of balance.

I'm not sure on how much water you'd have to drink, but it is a very real concern, which is why you should always drink some sports drink like Gatorade after a really long or intense workout to replenish the electrolytes and restore the balance within the body.

There are some water intake calculator type things on the web, just google it. I generally try to drink a liter during a workout and then drink 1-2 cups with every meal and 1 cup in between meals.

Thursday, May 08, 2008, 12:52 AM

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I remember when I was told an average sized person, a person at goal weight should drink 64 oz a day. For every 25pounds overweight you are add 8 oz.
Don't know if that is still accurate.

Thursday, May 08, 2008, 3:41 PM

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i heard if you're in the right BMI zone, 8-8oz glasses per day and 1 8oz glass for every 25 pounds overweight.

Thursday, May 08, 2008, 4:33 PM

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I was told..drink half your weight in ounces so yes 100 oz

Thursday, May 08, 2008, 10:20 PM

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I heard that drinking 8 glasses of water really doesn't make a hell of a lot of difference. That drinking fluids to stay hydrated are important but 8 / 8oz do nothing for improving your skin, your hair, weight loss ...etc

Friday, May 09, 2008, 5:23 PM

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