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4/19/11 5:46 A

space it out, for me 8ozs. every hour.

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4/19/11 5:07 A

all @ once

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4/19/11 4:27 A

I do try to drink mine earlier, because of bathroom visits.

I sleep badly enough without additional bathroom trips! So I try to drink nothing at all after 7pm.

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4/18/11 7:32 P

I absolutely HATE drinking water, however I find that if I space it out throughout the day I can drink more than I would if I tried to drink it all at one time. Whatever works for you is good as long as you get the amount that you need.

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4/18/11 7:25 P

I try to drink 32oz by noon and then sip throughout the afternoon to have the other 32 completed by 8p

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3/6/11 1:41 P

I space it out throughout the day.

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3/6/11 1:15 P

Space it out

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3/6/11 4:54 A

space it out

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3/5/11 11:51 P

I drink it throughout the day. All at once makes my stomach hurt.

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3/5/11 10:54 P

I drink it all throughout the day. I ususally have 10 on the weekends and 14 during the week.

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3/5/11 10:35 P

I spread it out through the day. I always drink water with meals and when I workout so that covers most of my day. I'll drink more if I'm being more active around the house, if it's hot, or just if I'm thirsty. I always listen to my body and just give it the water it needs.

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3/5/11 10:07 P

I drink 4 16.9 oz. bottles of water/day. I do try and space it out. Unfortunatly, I drink the majority of my water in the evening and that means I'm up during the night emoticon !!

The MAIN THING is: drink ENOUGH water and DO NOT DRINK TOO MUCH WATER!!! Water can be toxic to your system and people have even died from drinking too much water!

If you drink all 64 ounces by 12:00 noon and then your only beverage for the rest of your day and evening is water, PLEASE make SURE you aren't drinking to much water!!!

Also, are you getting enough nutrition early in your day. Are you eating along with drinking your water? You need nutrition throughout the day.

Edited by: THINIWILLBE21 at: 3/5/2011 (22:10)

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3/5/11 9:55 P

spreading it out makes more sense on every level--less stress on kidneys (and bladder...); better hydration; helps keep you feeling fuller all day.

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3/5/11 9:48 P

If I am working out, step aerobics or aerobic dance, I drink 2 cups every 20 minutes. Otherwise, I space it out; I try to drink 1 cup every hour or hour and a half.

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3/5/11 9:38 P

I would definitely spread it out.

If you are going for 64 oz. I would wake-up & drink 8. Drink 8 after breakfast & brushing teeth, 8 mid morning. 8 before lunch. (There's half... and then a similar focus afternoon into evening. I would skip "before bed" so that you aren't having to get up in the night for the bathroom!)

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3/5/11 9:12 P

I don't think there should be any set goal to get it all in by noon. You could try to drink the first 36oz by ten (a little jump start to your metabolism,) then relax a little and let yourself sip the last 36oz over the rest of the day.
I am definitely a sipper (I have my water bottle with me constantly) but sometimes that means I don't track and diligently as I could. I'm sure you're more aware of what your consuming. It's a trade off.

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3/5/11 8:54 P

If you find you can drink all that at once, fine. But I think spacing it out is better.

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3/5/11 8:53 P

spread out....i always drink a lot when im working out too...

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3/5/11 8:15 P

I would aim for at least 48 oz of water spread throughout the day. You will likely get the rest of it via other drinks or foods. Personally I drink 64 oz usually but I've always drank that much so I didn't need to increase any.

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3/5/11 7:48 P

Here's a cool site to look over. The amount of water they recommend is more than I can handle. But it does talk about how sipping water through the day is much better to hydrate your cells then to overload with water in one sitting.

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3/5/11 7:31 P

hello all - does it matter if i drink all 64 ounces of my water in the morning before lunch or should i be spacing it out? what i currently do is fill up my 32 oz water bottle when i get to work, drink that by 10 or so, then i fill it up again and try to drink that by lunch time. around 1pm when i go to lunch, i've already had my daily allotment of water, and since water is really all i drink, i know i'm getting in more than enough.

so, i'm just wondering if i should be spacing it out more or if it's okay to do what i've been doing. let me know and thanks! DC

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