I have a Rubbermaid bottle that has measurements and is 32 ounces. I keep it by my side, even in the car, and by mid-afternoon I have finished it. I sometimes add blackberries, kiwi and strawberries in my infusion bottle. Yum and naturally low in calories. Then I refill it for evening and night time if I get thirsty.
I drink a lot of Clear American flavored water. It comes in a lot of flavors and it says on the label 0 sugar, 0 caffeine, 0 calories, and 0 sodium. The bottles are 33.8 fluid oz, and I go through about 3 or 4 a day. Swapping these out for soda granted me a 25 pound loss a couple years ago, and made both my kidney doctor and nutritionist a lot happier. It seems to be the one thing they can both agree on most of the time. lol
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11/13/15 1:19 P
I saw water challenge on Facebook one day. You make markings down the side of a gallon milk jug for inspiration. It worked for me. I carried that jug around with me for about 3 weeks. So now, I don't carry the jug but I know how much I need to drink. Try it!
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10/7/15 2:06 P
I drink a minimum of 128oz a day. things I have found that helped me drink more water: I have a 32oz/ 1 liter Nalgene bottle to track my water. I try to have one finished by lunch, then refill. Also occasionally adding cucumber to my water. I used to really like lemon, but it was causing my heartburn issues to be worse.
I never liked water so I never really drank it. Since I have been trying to eat healthier, lose weight and stay away from sugar I have been drinking it more. However since I have been drinking it more, for the past week...I have only been able to drink 4 cups on average and the most being 6. I takes me forever to drink a full 16 or 20 oz bottle of water. I feel like all I do is drink. I never been one to consume a lot of beverages. I don't think it makes a difference if you drink 6, 8 or more but I could be wrong.
Yes, I have a 32 oz container and I drink from it all day. When I finish the second one I know its 64 oz. I know that when I first started drinking 64 oz of water I was constantly in the washroom, but as my body adjusted to the new water intake my output became more normal.
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More or less. I've never personally seen any difference. Could be water is so promoted because it does make you feel full for a short time. I aim for about 32 oz a day. A little more on exercise days. The water calculator on the start page suggests a minimum of 6 8oz glasses a day or 48 ounces. If it was keeping me awake at night, I'd back off to something more comfortable.
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395 4/29/15 4:09 P
No....I never do and don't even try. I think the water thing is very over-rated, and have read several articles saying that. Some people say it helps them feel full, and if that works for them, great! When I drink it, all I feel is sick-to-my-stomach...it kind of sloshes around and makes me feel sluggish. I drink 2 or 3 cups of coffee and maybe a glass or 2 of wine each day. I'm healthy, have lost 46 pounds, and this works for me, so I'll keep at it!
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10/11/14 7:41 A
I have been drinking 40 ounces of sparkling mineral water a day, but my doctor just said up it to 64 ounces as my kidneys don't look great. I'm not happy, I hate water. My sparkling mineral water is the only way I will drink it at all, and even so, it's not my preference.
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19,100 9/29/14 10:44 P
This one of the hardest thing for my to do..... The second thing is excercise. BUT I am working on making changes. I came back to SP- because It fits my lifestyle and meets my expectations. So far I have drank the 64 oz- and will work on keep on drinking that amount. I do add some flavoring to the water and count any coffee and herbal tea in that amount.
One step at a time equals big losses in the long run. Remember you are doing this for yourself.
current weight: 300.4
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19,100 9/20/14 9:37 P
I do. I live in a hot dry climate and my body craves the fluids. I also find when I don't I start to get a headache over my eyebrows. I don't believe in forcing yourself to drink an entire glass if you can't but always have a bottle with you and take sips throughout the day, they add up.
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346 9/17/14 2:00 P
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