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Drinking >1G of water a day

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Gotham, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. zeeth

    zeeth Well-Known Member

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    i've sometimes felt like i have a UTI or something if i don't drink a lot of water. that "you've urinated but it still kind of feels like there's some more that should come out but it's not" feeling

    but generally i'm clearing 4L a day so it doesn't happen very often
     
  2. Crakaveli

    Crakaveli Senior member

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    You get used to it man. Better than trying to smoke that shit. It takes FOREVER to light!

    freebase brah
     
  3. BankerBoi

    BankerBoi Senior member

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    drink half your weight in ounces of water daily

    I weigh 2800 ounces !
     
  4. brosnan6

    brosnan6 Well-Known Member

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    I personally like drinking a lot of water till my urine is colorless, though it kind of is a pain going to the bathroom every hour

    True that. I drink about a gallon a day when I'm at work (unlimited tasty, filtered water). The weekends I inevitably end up drinking less since tap water here tastes like shit and I keep forgetting to refill my bottle from the big jug.

    I used to think the rule was 8 glasses (64oz) but my trainer said that with my size and workout level I should up that to at least 90oz.
     
  5. blank

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    I drink a lot of water. I'd estimate 90 ounces a day - actually, it might be more. I'm typically very thirsty and drink water in big gulps. I probably drink 32 ounces of water with each meal. I also drink a liter of iced, brewed tea every morning.
     
  6. why

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    I also drink a liter of iced, brewed tea every morning.

    Iced tea is usually best brewed.
     
  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    a gallon of water, a gallon of beer, is there really a difference?

    Water is free. Beer is rented.
     
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    Doctor told me once that if you have to pee soon after you drink a lot of water its just going through you and not much benefit

    I think that means that your digestive system is working.
     
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    I try to consume about a gallon a day, especially because I lift and run. I feel better when I do.
     
  10. tiecollector

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    I've heard all sorts of things. I used to drink 1-2 gallons/dayr, but after I start pissing clear, I just feel like I'm flushing my body of other stuff. I haven't found any definitive evidence either way and I don't think any MD or personal trainer really knows what they are talking about. You get plenty of water from food too, don't forget. So now I just drink when I'm thirsty and maybe drink a little bit more if I know I'm going to workout. I'm still alive.
     
  11. Ge Fuzz

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    I drink about half that. I love water but I don't go ape shit. Im small framed/lightweight though. I don't drink anything else but water with meals and 1 or 2 protein shakes w/ skim milk....occasionaly Ill have some cranapple juice or something.
     
  12. turbozed

    turbozed Senior member

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    Snopes has a pretty good and well-researched article debunking the 8 glasses of water a day myth.

    Interestingly, a kidney physiologist at the NIH says that healthy, mildly active, people living in temperate climates only need about 1 liter of water. 1 liter of water is what the typical American consumes a day from solid foods.

    Intuitively, it makes little sense that humans would need so much water. Our ancient ancestors did not always have access to 8 glasses of fresh water every day and we didn't go extinct.

    Personally, I've cut down on my water consumption and only drink when I feel thirsty. I've noticed that I look leaner. Water weight really masks fat loss.
     
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    I do this easily. I run a lot and sweat a lot, if I didn't I would be dehydrated.

    +1 it's all very dependent on each persons body. If i don't drink enough water, I feel like something is not right. Of course I do rigorous cardio and lift 5-6 days a week... so in my case the large water intake makes sense.

    I now have to piss every hour, however.

    You get used to it. Just make sure you use very mild soap, since you are washing your hands often (I hope [​IMG] )

    a gallon of water, a gallon of beer, is there really a difference?

    Not to the average American (see healthcare debate / US healthcare expenses for further info)

    You get used to it man. Better than trying to smoke that shit. It takes FOREVER to light!

    Not so! The sun heats up water ALL the time.

    Snopes has a pretty good and well-researched article debunking the 8 glasses of water a day myth.

    Interestingly, a kidney physiologist at the NIH says that healthy, mildly active, people living in temperate climates only need about 1 liter of water. 1 liter of water is what the typical American consumes a day from solid foods.


    The typical American doesn't even get mild exercise to say nothing of rigorous exercise....!
     
  14. CasinoRoyale

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    Snopes has a pretty good and well-researched article debunking the 8 glasses of water a day myth.

    Interestingly, a kidney physiologist at the NIH says that healthy, mildly active, people living in temperate climates only need about 1 liter of water. 1 liter of water is what the typical American consumes a day from solid foods.

    Intuitively, it makes little sense that humans would need so much water. Our ancient ancestors did not always have access to 8 glasses of fresh water every day and we didn't go extinct.

    Personally, I've cut down on my water consumption and only drink when I feel thirsty. I've noticed that I look leaner. Water weight really masks fat loss.


    So by your numbers, one wouldn't drink water at all since they would get the necessary water from solid foods?

    The typical American is overweight, so I don't think I should do what the typical American does tbh.

    By the time you're thirsty you're already dehydrated a little bit. But based on your statements, why wouldn't you just eat a piece of fruit instead?
     
  15. Ge Fuzz

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    I read the snopes article. I wouldn't say its well researched (its arguing an anonamous email lol)but whatevs...It brings up a few interesting points but mainly it just says that people who don't exercise intensly and who don't live in a hot climate don't need to drink more than 1 qt of water a day.

    Intersting that it states caffeine and/or caffenated drinks do not dehydrate. In fact only alcohol is found to dehydrate. Also, things like milk hydrate just as well as water which surpised me but makes sense considering everything is mostly water anyway.
     
  16. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    drink enough water until your urine is colorless, than drink your colorless urine until your urine gets some color again.
     
  17. celery

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    drink enough water until your urine is colorless, than drink your colorless urine until your urine gets some color again.

    Brings new meaning to the word "Cocktail." Mmmmmmm.
     
  18. Ge Fuzz

    Ge Fuzz Senior member

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    drink enough water until your urine is colorless, than drink your colorless urine until your urine gets some color again.

    Is this the Bear Grylls diet?
     
  19. turbozed

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    So by your numbers, one wouldn't drink water at all since they would get the necessary water from solid foods?

    The typical American is overweight, so I don't think I should do what the typical American does tbh.

    By the time you're thirsty you're already dehydrated a little bit. But based on your statements, why wouldn't you just eat a piece of fruit instead?


    Not my numbers, the numbers of the kidney physiologist at NIH. And I'm not suggesting that you do what the typical American does (how did you get that?). Saying that 1L is what a typical American consumes through solid foods doesn't imply that you should live the lifestyle of the typical American, it's just to provide an idea of how much water people get from solid foods. I think you need to read a bit more carefully.
     
  20. turbozed

    turbozed Senior member

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    I read the snopes article. I wouldn't say its well researched (its arguing an anonamous email lol)but whatevs...It brings up a few interesting points but mainly it just says that people who don't exercise intensly and who don't live in a hot climate don't need to drink more than 1 qt of water a day.

    It's well researched in the fact that they actually got the opinions of experts and doctors, and reference scholarly journals. It's a short article, what do you expect? In any case, it's much more informative than the unfounded assertions and myth propagation that usually happens when this topic is breached.

    If you want more detail, go read a study instead. Here's one: http://ajpregu.physiology.org/cgi/co...ull/283/5/R993
     

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