ORCHIDBLOSSOM - frequent urination is NOT the only negative side effect of drinking all that water! There are many other negatives, including depleting your electrolytes in your body, and THAT can have significant serious consequences!
To the OP - I don't drink much water - there is no proven benefit from drinking WATER as opposed to other fluids as well - apart from mainly reduced calories and reduced sugar to rot a person's teeth, or affect a diabetic.
I would strongly suggest that you be guided by TWO factors - your thirst and the colour of your urine. IF your urine is clear, then definitely cut back! If it is very pale yellow, you could still afford to cut back a little.
The amount of hydration is dependent on a number of factors:
The persons size
What they do (e.g. physical activities)
If they sweat much
The climatic conditions
Whether they are in an air-conditioned environment for long
What they eat! If they eat a lot of casseroles or soups then they are getting a fair bit of fluid from that. ALL food has fluid and this needs to be taken into account, too!
The person's medical health - particularly some with renal issues or heart issues need to be on a very restrictive fluid intake!
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 2/19/2013 (20:43)
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