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1/30/13 2:59 P

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I use one of those really big cups, a 32 oz one, that originally had pop in it. I fill it up in the morning and am done with it by lunch. I fill it up about 3 times a day.

If you really need flavor, try some infusions. My favorite is lemons and lime, just cut them up and add to a pitcher of water and let sit for a couple of hours or overnight. There are a lot of recipes for flavored water on any recipe search site.

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1/21/13 2:45 P

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I drink 120-144 oz. a day. everyday. I think it has become a habit more than a need.

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1/20/13 3:53 P

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Laura,

32 oz of water is a good start, let your body be the judge of how much water intake you need. I only do 32 as well. Took me a long time to get there. According to the water calulations everyone is talking about I would need 111.1 oz of water a day.
I was always told 64 oz a day is recommeded but even that is hard for me to drink. If you want to drink more than the 32 oz a day then only increase it by maybe a cup a week so that your body adjusts to it. That would be the best way to add more water to the diet.If it helps, try adding a tablespoon or 2 of honey to your water. Tastes great.

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1/20/13 12:22 P

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Unless my calculations are off (I hate the US measurements :| metric is just so much more handy!) that means I should be drinking 3+ liters of water a day...that's insane :P! I don't really have a problem drinking 2+ liters, but I am not sure I'd be able to up it another.

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12/3/12 9:18 A

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I have always been a huge water drinker so that was not an adjustment I had to struggle with. However I have always been "that girl" as a result. You know the one, the one who has to go pee ever half an hour.
Long car trips, standing in line, middle of dinner, I think I excuse myself to find the loo more than anyone I know.
But I am used to it.

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11/30/12 12:07 P

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I used that calculation in the past and it always worked for me. Yes, it does mean you get to see the bathroom far more often than you are used to, but my skin was clearer, my belly less bloated, and I generally felt better. You get used to it quickly.

These days, I am going through something weird where I need extra salt in my diet. (I know, it's crazy.) So I'm careful not to drink more than 64oz of plain water everyday or it affects my blood pressure. If I want or need more to drink, I use some "hydration" tablets (nuun is the brand name and they are WONDERFUL) that help make a drink that is a lot like Gatorade without the sugar. And that tastes better (strawberry lemonade flavor is outrageously good).


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9/12/12 12:31 P

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Hi ShannonJ78! Thanks! I just tried it. Um...I need 72.5 oz of water daily. I would never leave the bathroom. emoticon I'm currently getting about 32 oz daily. I'll ask my doctor about the Water Calculation when I next see her. Thanks again!

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9/11/12 9:55 P

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Have any of you heard of the water calculation before? I worked with a nutritionist for awhile and she taught me that there is an "ideal" amount of water needed daily. Here's the calculation: Your weight in pounds divided by 2. That's the number of ounces of water your body needs daily. I saw a dietician a month ago and she's going to start recommending that to people she counsels. It works.

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9/11/12 6:41 P

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I've never been much of a water drinker; I used to go for Iced Tea or soda and occasionally a glass of milk. For the past year, I've been drinking water daily, usually one 16 oz. bottle. Most days, I drink two 16 oz. bottles of water, and I gotta say, I hate it. Not so much the forcing down two bottles of water a day, but the inevitable result. I feel I spend more time in the bathroom than at my desk. But I do feel better, health-wise, now that I've kicked the soda habit.

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