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SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,229
8/13/13 9:50 A

Along the lines of SLIMMERKIWI's advice, I just have to say - drink to thirst, not an arbitrary number.

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8/13/13 4:01 A

Without wishing to sound gross, what colour is your urine? IF it is clear, you can afford to drink LESS water. Ideally it should be a pale yellow.

There is no hard and fast rule that says we have to drink 8 cups of water a day - nothing based on science. You must also remember that we all get water from the food we eat - milk, tea, coffee, other drinks, tomatoes, lettuce, apples, soups, casseroles, and even CHEESE has a certain amount of water. OVERhydration can cause health problems, just as much as under-hydration can.

I was actually told by a Specialist to drink less, because I was getting up between 2 and 4 times a night to visit the loo. He asked what the colour of my urine was, and also knew I drank about 6 cups of fluid a day, AND I don't have a health condition that requires me to restrict!

Kris

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8/12/13 11:24 P

I started to stop peeing so much about 2 months later. I does take a while, especially if you're a coffee drinker.

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8/12/13 11:14 P

I have been trying to drink more water, but damn I have to pee every 1/2 hour now...how long before my body gets used to all the water?

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