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