First, I want to thank NOTCRYINANYMORE, REDSHOES2011, TIBURONA, and TINKER292 for commenting in my last entry. I’m glad you guys loved it.
Who here drinks 8+ cups of plain water every day? How easy is it?
Who here drinks 8+ cups of fluid every day? And count it towards your daily water intake?
I’ve been with SP for a little over a year now and I have trouble drinking 8 cups of plain water a day. But I do try to get in 8 cups of fluid a day. And I do mark it down towards my water intake.
Calorie free tea is pretty much just enhanced water…right? And I tend to drink 4+ cups of tea a day. Herbal tea, flavored green tea, flavored black tea, etc. I love tea.
I do drink plain water, but not as much as tea. Usually about 2-4 cups of plain water a day. Some days I have more and some days I have less.
I also add other fluids I’ve had throughout the day. Like the almond or soy milk I put on my cereal. Or the soup I had for dinner last night. Or a diet soda I have about once a week. Or whatever has water as a main ingredient gets added.
I’m not worried about not getting in 8 cups of plain water. Nor do I fret if I fail to meet my 8 cups of fluid a day. I feel that I am well hydrated and I know I feel better about my fluid intake now than I did a year ago when I was struggling to get in 8 cups of plain water.
It was also a year ago that I was told that the recommended 8 cups of water a day might be a myth. I did a Google search on it and have felt relief since.
That didn’t mean I stopped drinking water. It just meant that I didn’t have to beat myself up if I failed to meet the recommended 8 cups a day. And surprisingly, research said that other fluids and even certain foods could count towards someone’s daily water intake. So while I often didn’t drink the recommended 8 cups of water a day, I was amazed to discover that other things I did drink brought my total water intake to about 6-10 cups a day.
So, I’d say to others having trouble getting in 8 cups of water a day….don’t worry. As long as you’re getting some kind of fluid into you (apart from alcohol), you’re doing well.
If you want to read up on the “8 cups of water a day” being a myth, here are a few links.