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Drinking Water



I fill up a 1 gallon jug I bought from Whole Foods every morning and drink it all day until it's gone. Counting is a bore. I know 1 gallon is 16 cups. Over and beyond what's recommended.

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  • Be careful! Especially if you're working out a lot, you need to replenish electrolytes that you lose from sweat. Drinking too much water dilutes the electrolytes and other important nutrients in your blood. There have been cases of people having heart problems -- and, yes, even dying -- from too much water...but those are extreme cases. - by X145561
  • Don't know what you mean by don't overdue water but I've never heard of anyone getting sick or dying because of water...maybe the lack of. I'm a heavy water drinker always have been, even as a kid. Never had any problems unless I couldn't find a bathroom to use, LOL! emoticon - by WATCHMELOSE100
  • Be careful, you can also over do on water!! - by GONE2BEACH101
    I do something similar, except I only use a 16 oz container. I set up "checkpoints" throughout the day as guides to have my container emptied by and then refilled. This way, I can focus on smaller goals over the course of the entire day, instead of possibly being overwhelmed with the site of an actual gallon of water. (Plus, the smaller container size allows me to transport my water very easily.)

    Hope that helps. - by HOLTSTER1
  • Hm. I dread counting out how many cups of water I have had, too. - by BRISHELL95
    I hate drinking water but I'm going to try this emoticon - by CAROLINAORTIZ

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