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ROBTEACH49's Photo ROBTEACH49 Posts: 33
4/24/11 7:58 P

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I drink 10-12 bottles of water per day...I ad a little flavoring to give it some zing...

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TYLARDERDIN's Photo TYLARDERDIN Posts: 207
4/21/10 10:44 P

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I try to hit 3-4 liters as a minimum. I usually don't count what I drink during or 1 hour after working out.

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PHOENIXSAE's Photo PHOENIXSAE Posts: 55
2/23/10 11:54 A

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I usually drink at least 4 1 liter bottles of water at home every day and usually 4 to 8 32 oz bottles of water at work.

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JOELSP Posts: 295
2/1/10 7:50 P

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I try to drink as much as I can, but i cant seem to get over 5. I'm not that tall though, and not to heavy either so maybe thats why.

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JACOBSS914's Photo JACOBSS914 Posts: 334
1/27/10 9:22 A

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16-20 eight once glasses a day, I read some where here a formula to figure it out. I was with in my target point zone. I will try to find it and post it back here.

I was on training, I keep telling my unit to drink, drink, drink, did not seem to heed my own advice and went into sever de-hydration, that was the sickest I have ever been and still able to function. I spent four hours with my head in a 55 gallon drum, and my other end, over a hole. After that I spent another ??? in a shower, where I passed out on the floor, a medic found me in the morning.

I was one lucky SOB

Now I have taken control...


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LORDIRISH's Photo LORDIRISH Posts: 247
6/16/09 8:44 P

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Generally I drink between 14 and 16 cups a day.
I have drank at least 8 cups a day for the last 162 days.

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5/14/08 7:14 P

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The easiest way for me to get the "required" amount of water is to keep a 1 liter (~1 quart) bottle with me at the office, and sip on it all day. I normally fill it twice at the office; once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I'll normally drink 1.5 to 2 bottles while at the office. During the course of the full day, I'm drinking 2.5 to 3 liters (about 2.5 to 3 quarts) of water per day. Once I figured out that 8 cups is about 2 quarts I decided to stop counting cups and use larger units so I don't have to keep track as much. It's much easier for me to remember I had 2 bottles than it is for me to try and remember how many cups I've had throughout the day.

At the end of the day, I'll top the bottle off and take it with me to the gym. I get my cardio in and then sip on the water while I strength train.

I do it to stay hydrated, and gauge my current levels of hydration on the color of my urine. The darker it is the lower my hydration level. The lighter the color the better my hydration. I neglected to maintain proper hydration during a field operation while I was a Marine once, and don't care to have a repeat.

Sipping on the water throughout the day gives the water time to be absorbed by my body. So, I'm not running to the bathroom every 5 minutes.

I'm also another morning coffee drinker, and the extra water helps.

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KENC1971's Photo KENC1971 Posts: 1,044
6/27/07 3:29 P

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I tend to go
24 oz bottle with breakfast and 11AM snack
24 oz bottle between snack and Lunch
24 oz bottle between lunch and going home
32 oz bottle with workout and dinner and until bedtime.

I slow down my intake of water in the evening because I don't like getting up 3x a night with a full bladder.

29 cups? that's insane.

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NYY_FAN's Photo NYY_FAN Posts: 958
6/27/07 2:37 P

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They (meaning the pros. / Drís) say at very least 8/ 8 oz glasses a day (24 Hours).
That is at Very Least you should drink 10 / 8 oz glasses a day.
Without getting crazy it is really the more the merrier but, your body knows best stop before you hit the saturation point.

It is easy to do keep it by your side all day. If you drink 2 /16 oz glasses between getting up and eating lunch (thatís 4), 2 16 oz glasses between lunch and dinner (thatís 8), 2 / 16 oz glasses between dinner and bed time (thatís 12) and you wonít even break a sweat doing it.

The only other thing I drink besides water on most days is coffee so; I do drink a lot of it.


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SANFORDSSON's Photo SANFORDSSON Posts: 16
6/27/07 1:33 P

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Wow - I'm doing just about 10 glasses a day and it still feels like a chore. Quick question, do you guys down this much water to:

1) Keep yourself full (appetite reducer)
2) Refill after long workouts (staying hydrated)
3) Or some other reason that I should be considering

Because I'm going to need some additional motivation to bump my H2O intake above where its at now.

 
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NYY_FAN's Photo NYY_FAN Posts: 958
6/26/07 7:26 P

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I drink around 16 Ė 29 8oz glasses a day.

It's Football Season Folks.

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Ran


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KENC1971's Photo KENC1971 Posts: 1,044
6/20/07 12:36 P

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You know it... the water cup on your nutrition page...

They say at least 8.
Some say if you're working out, 2/3 of an ounce per pound of bodyweight.
Others say more.
Others say less.

I'm pulling down 12 or 13 8oz glasses per day without fail. That's 96-104oz of water per day. I don't count water found in fruit or other foods... just pure water.

So how much are you drinking?

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