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How I Chug a Gallon of Water a Day

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I've noticed that some people think that drinking a gallon of water seems impossible. And that I'm a little freakish for accomplishing this feat. While it might be daunting, it is certainly DOABLE.

I really didn't even know to do any different since I was told to drink that much when trying to lose weight. So, I didn't have to reset my thinking about water. I knew that 8 cups a day was the norm, whether trying to lose weight or not, so, it made sense to me to drink 16 cups a day, ( a gallon) when trying to lose weight.

I start with a 32oz. tumbler cup that I already had in my cupboard. No need for special cups! I began by using my measuring cup to ensure that my measurements were precise. I saw that I could get four cups into my tumbler.

Next, I eat 5 times a day, sometimes 6. Before each meal, I drink 1 full 32oz. tumbler of water. 32oz. equals 4 cups (8oz. x 4=32oz.). I usually do 10 swallows in a row, pause and finish the cup.

It doesn't have to be this scientific or thought out, but this is what works for me.

I don't know if this is the proper way to drink the water, but this is how I do it!

It's only helped my weight loss and I'm definitely hydrated. My urine is pretty much clear except for first thing in the morning. (Too much information? I hope I don't offend anyone!)

Making this a habit has been tough on some days because I may forget to eat or drink while I'm teaching the kids, or washing clothes, or whatever. But, when I remember, I simply double up on the next meal. At that point, I can hear the water sloshing around in my belly. It's quite funny and sometimes uncomfortable. I try to avoid this, but life happens.

No matter what, the water is in there. Ha!

So, that's all there is to it. Get a big 32 ounce cup, fill it, drink it before each meal (or during or after) and chug away. emoticon

Chug a lug, chug a lug!
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  • RUNMOMRUN78
    I try to drink a gallon/day too! It's tough, but I feel so much better when I do. Thanks for the input!
    2803 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    I can truly say that I have never had anyone explain how to drink water before ~ quite interesting, yet helpful. I will try it and see if this works for me because It sometimes get very challenging for me to consume water each day.

    Thanks for sharing...

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    2821 days ago
  • MUSICALLYMINDED
    That's a ton of water! I need to do that.

    2829 days ago
  • URSULA125
    Thank you for your blog! Getting in my water has been a challenge for me. Your blog encouraged me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2833 days ago
  • CYNDERROSE
    Wonderful!
    I have a 34 oz cup at work that I fill multiple times a day. I'm always shocked when people can't believe I drink one of them, let alone 3-4 a day.
    2833 days ago
  • NIKKICOLE83
    I used to be so good about drinking 80 ounces a day and somewhere along the lines, I stopped. Since that time my weight loss has stopped too. Correlation? I think so. I am going to try your technique and see if I can at least increase my water intake.
    2833 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Rock on!
    2833 days ago
  • ALWAYSCHANGING
    Diva!!! That's the way to do it! Do what works for you.!!! I have found after getting used to drinking a gallon a day it becomes habit, you do it without a thought and you have better control of your appetite come meal time.
    2833 days ago
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