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LULUSHAFFER
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6/17/13 9:32 P

I talked to my doctor today and he said that I needed 72 ounces of non caffeinated liquid a day. I'm doing pretty well since we cut out 99% of our caffeine because my oldest has ADHD. So my 8 glasses of water a day pretty much keeps me satisfied :)



LULUSHAFFER
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6/13/13 3:02 P

Thank you all for the responses! I generally have light yellow to (sometimes) clear urine, so I'm just going to leave it at that. I go for another appointment in a few days, so I can always ask my doctor. It would be appropriate since I am going for my sugar test (not excited) to ask about my diet.

and thank you, thank you for the baby fit site! I wish I had known about it earlier on and I would have been working more on my diet! I may be a little too excited about it :)




DIETITIANBECKY
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6/12/13 4:59 P

There are some water formulas based on one's weight (but they are not accurate and should not be used).

For the healthy adult, thirst and urine color (as discussed by GDBEAR below) are good indicators.

Do talk to your doctor to assure you are staying adequately hydrated during pregnancy. Sometimes pregnant women cut water intake because they get tired of the feeling of having to pee all the time...this can be a problem for some.

I also refer you to our sister site: babyfit.com
This site is nutrition and fitness for the pregnant mom to be, breastfeeding, and after delivery time. I encourage you to check it out.
Becky
SP and BF Registered Dietitian



GDBEAR65
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6/12/13 4:09 P

I've never read anything stating that if you weigh x-amount you should be consuming x-amount of liquids. I have read a basic rule of thumb that says your urine should be light in color, like weak lemonade. If your urine is closer to the color of iced tea you don't have enough liquid in your diet. I have also read that you should let your thirst be your guide, conversely, there is a school of thought that says if you are feeling thirsty you are already dehydrated. It is confusing, but for me the color rule seems to work well. When I focus on drinking a lot of liquid of course my urine is nearly clear but I dislike having to make so many trips to the bathroom.

Edited by: GDBEAR65 at: 6/12/2013 (16:10)


ALIUHOH86
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6/12/13 4:09 P

Being that you're pregnant, I would say this is a question for your doctor. However, I'm doubtful that you need to worry about drinking too much water unless you have some health condition that restricts your water intake. Most people are a bit (or a lot) dehydrated and don't even realize it.



LULUSHAFFER
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6/12/13 3:41 P

I know that the recommended water intake for everyone is 8 cups a day, but I was wondering if there was an amount according to body weight? Someone mentioned this to me a while ago and I've never gotten around to asking (not too sure who to ask honestly)

I drink more water than anything 98% of the time (I fail some days and have only 2 or three cups), but I want to make sure that I'm drinking enough and not too much at the same time. I always worry I'll drink too much moreover worrying I'm not drinking enough.

Don't know if this is needed but I'm also 6 months pregnant, would that make a difference in my water intake. I don't want to go into my weight because I'll start freaking out lol I was in the process of getting serious/being serious about my weight loss and I came up pregnant. (I started the Insanity workout) It's been hard losing that mindset and gaining weight.

I hope this all makes sense and it's not a bunch of nonsense rambling :/



 
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