Feelin' like a Fine-apple

Sunday, July 08, 2012

My mom bought a nice, big juicy pineapple from the supermarket yesterday and today, a big chunk of it found its way to my belly!

That fine-apple gave me enough energy for a fine workout and thus, it inspired the title of today's circuit training session!

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On a weird note, my trainer advised me to cut back on water. I drink 2-3 liters a day and he says it may be too much for my size. He's concerned that I sweat too much during my workout and that I may be holding on to too much water. I looked at him incredulously and said, BUT IT'S WATER and WATER IS GOOD FOR YOU!

Any thoughts? Is there such a thing as too much water? Is it time to switch trainers?
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    The problem with drinking too much water is that your body will start flushing water-soluble nutrients, so even though you're eating them, your body can't process and use them. It is also possible to give yourself "water poisoning" by drinking waaaaaay too much water.

    However, all said and done, excessive sweating isn't something regularly associated with too much water consumption (double-checked, and the only website I found it on in a cursory check had no medical sources listed). If you're not feeling sick and just sweating a lot, that may be your natural quantity.

    2669 days ago
    My mom used to work at a nursing home when she was in her 20s and she once told me she knew a guy who would excessively drink water and if he found a way to do it behind the nurses backs, he would swell up and need immediate medical attention. Kinda weird.
    2692 days ago
    Yes you can have too much water. Had a friend that was hospitalized for a few days because she had a contest with her friend on who can drink the most water. She was so sick she couldn't stand up. If she wanted to go to the other room, she had to crawl on her hands and knees. Scary to think water can be dangerous like that but I guess anything in excess can be bad emoticon
    2700 days ago
    Yes you can drink too much water
    2705 days ago
    a lot of sites say to drink half an ounce of water per pound that you weigh. generally, this is more water than people tend to drink. have a check and see how close you are to what your body needs... also, if you do have a tendency to sweat, you will need to replace that fluid loss with water as well...
    2705 days ago
    Yes, there is such a thing as 'drinking too much water' (diabetes insipidus). In your case, 'sweating' is not the best indicator, as it is an autonomic response. I agree with JADOMB with regard to checking the 'color' of your urine -- should be very light yellow. And -- sorry to add this part, but it is relevant -- you should be having regular bowel movements and the stools should be a 'soft' consistency (i.e., no constipation).

    Don't know that you should "switch trainers," especially if he or she is good at what they do. Maybe just ignore the 'too much water' part.

    Good luck with your workouts and keep us posted on your progress!
    2705 days ago
    A good way to see if you may be intaking too much water is the color of your urine. If what is coming out looks the same as what's going in, you may be drinking too much. While your urine should not be bright yellow(too little water) if there is NO yellow what so ever in your urine, then you are just pooring water through your body and yes, overworking your kidneys for nothing. So one can over do anything, including water.

    As far as sweating being an indictor, I'm not so sure.
    2706 days ago
    I don't know about the water, but I do really like pineapple.
    2706 days ago
    I love pineapple with cottage cheese!

    Yes, too much water can be taxing on your kidneys.
    2706 days ago
    I always believed that sweating is a good thing too! Trainer just keeps commenting that I sweat too much for a girl. I honestly don't agree with him - I sweat just enough thankyouverymuch!

    Will ask my doctor about it though when I go for my next check up.
    2706 days ago
    I drink 1/2 liter bottles which are about 2 cups so 2 liters is only the basic 8. I don't sweat much because I'm old and can't get myself going to the sweat point. Enjoy your young body and stay hydrated! emoticon
    2706 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    I love pineapple!

    Too much water? Hmmmmm....I think that would be an issue your doctor might be better equipped to address. That would involve him checking your body's sodium level, i.e., kidney function. I have always been advised and read that one should drink between 9-13 glasses of water per day and more when working out. I mean when your body sweats you should replenish the fluid you are losing by drinking even more water! 2-3 glasses of water for a good hour workout should be plenty and even more if you are working out in an extreme fashion, i.e., 1/2 marathon or more!

    Is your trainer stating that you sweat too much? I have always been advised that sweating is a good thing. It is your body's way of keeping cool when its internal temperature is raised, i.e., cardio workout. Sweating is a good thing!
    Not sure if you need to replace your trainer but he/she surely needs to further explain his reasoning for such a statement!

    I love the before and after collage you recently posted. You have so much to be proud of! What you have accomplished is inspirational!
    2706 days ago
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