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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Water Water Water
I think I can now float the USS George Washington, which happens to be where my son was stationed when he was in the Navy, so I know how big it is.
I just can't seem to get the same answer on how much water I should drink a day.
Eight glasses a day, I got that much, but what size glass.
8, 16, 20, or 32oz, maybe even jumbo 48.
I even heard I should drink at least 2 liters or more of water a day.
Until I know for sure I think I'm gonna go down the middle, at least I think it's the middle. I'm drinking eight or more of 20oz bottles of water a day.
The other question I get different answers to, keeps me confused as well.
If you add flavors to the water, like Crystal Light, etc. does it still count as water.
Some say yes and some say no. So which is it.
Well until I know I will do both, plain and flavored water.
So look out USS GW, you may have a new place to dock.

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    Great questions! Thanks for asking! Bottoms up! emoticon emoticon
    2202 days ago
    2204 days ago
    My kidney specialist wants me to have at least 8, 8 oz glasses of water a day and I can put any flavoring in and tea doesn't count. At the same time because of CKD, she doesn't want me drinking too much either. I always aim for ten glasses a day and try to stay under twelve. Each person is different and can be adapted to our individual needs or conditions.
    2204 days ago
    I was told 8-10 cups of 8 oz. cups a day but after reading the comments the first seems to make sense. I am going tp try that one. Thanks so much for asking. I never thought about it making a difference according to weight.
    2204 days ago
    I subscribe to the eight 8 oz. glasses of water/day. I personally drink 9 because I get dehydrated easily. By the time I'm thirsty dehydration is already happening.

    2204 days ago
    How to Calculate How Much Water To Drink Daily

    1 Weigh yourself and write down or note your weight.

    2 Take the number of pounds you weigh and multiply that by 2/3.

    3 That is the number of ounces you should drink everyday.

    4 For example, if you weight 150 pounds, two thirds of that is 100 and that is how many ounces you should drink daily.

    5 Add 12 ounces of water for every 30 minutes you work out.

    6 Make a plan for how you will drink that much water every day. The easiest way to ensure you drink the right amount daily is to buy a reusable container that you can refill throughout the day.

    7 Figure out how much water the bottle/container holds and then divide that amount into your total amount of water per day that you figured out in steps 1-3. For instance, if the bottle you use holds 16 oz. of water and you need to drink 100 oz, you would divide 100 oz/16 oz. and learn that you need to drink about 6 and a quarter bottles per day. You can then plan out your day. You can drink one at breakfast, one between breakfast and lunch, one at lunch, one between lunch and dinner, one at dinner, and one before you go to bed. Think about your day and plan out when you will drink your water!

    Tips & Warnings

    Try to space out drinking water throughout the day for the greatest benefits!

    Curb your appetite by drinking the right amount of water

    Lose weight!!

    Carry the water with you so you can drink it an any time!

    2204 days ago
  • 307MOMMA
    My doctor told me that to figure the amount of water I should drink ea day I am to take my weight, divide it by 2 and whatever that # equals is how many ounces I need to drink each day, makes sense to me since I'm pretty sure a 150 lb person doesn't need at much water as say a 300 lb person. And water or not, I add fresh lemon juice to my water or it makes me sick at my stomach. I hope it still counts as water! lol
    2204 days ago
    2.2 lit a day is recommended by the Mayo Clinic for total beverages (9 cups) for women or 3 lit for men (13 cups) and at least 8 x 8oz cups WATER a day should be part of that!!

    2204 days ago
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