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  • How much water do you drink?

    since going primal, i have found that i might consume as much as a quart/litre of water a day...down from about a gallon and a half.
    but the past couple of days i have been a little sick, and i'm pushing the green tea to soothe my aching throat. that got me thinking, how much do you all drink (water, tea, coffee...primal liquids) on a daily basis, and is there an amount we should be consuming?
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  • #2
    I drink tea while I'm at work all day long. I've always drank a lot of water and being primal really hasn't cause me to cut down much. It's not like I force myself to though. I'm just a water drinker.
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    • #3
      On a normal day (work day in the office, evening on the farm), I don't drink tons of water. I have 2 mugs of coffee in the morning, a mug or two of tea during the day, a Kleen Kanteen or so of water at work, and maybe another 8-16 oz of water throughout the evening, depending on weather and activity level.

      I pretty much go on the drink-when-thirsty theory rather than intentionally swilling as much water as possible.
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      • #4
        I guess I drink about 70 fluid ounces (~2.1 quarts). I think it's gone down slightly now that the weather is cooling off. I bring a 27oz water bottle to work with me and drink about 1.5 of those on a typical day. In the evening I drink maybe one more largish glass of water in between my two "dinners".
        Last edited by yodiewan; 10-08-2010, 07:01 AM.

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        • #5
          I drink liquids all day long (no idea of exactly how much), but rarely is it plain water. I drink coffee in the morning and green tea the rest of the day--both hot and plain (no cream or sweeteners). After a workout is usually when I just drink a lot of water.

          I evaluate my hydration level by the color of my urine, which I've read is the most reliable measure, because by the time you feel thirsty, most often you're already dehydrated.

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          • #6
            It's tough to say, some days I can drink up to and beyond 2 gallons (including water, coffee and tea) and other days I may have just a half gallon total.
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            • #7
              most days 64oz but some more! i just fill up my nalgene and usually by the time i'm home from work i've downed it 2x. afterwork is usually just sipping or a mug of tea. i workout in the a.m. so i'm assuming that's why i'm such a daytime drinker

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              • #8
                I drink a big green tea in the morning, then have about 2 glasses of water throughout the day. I only drink more if I'm thirsty, or like @emmie, notice my urine is too dark, but that hasn't happened in... I don't even know how long.

                Not that anyone is suggesting this, but I've read the whole "8 glasses of water a day" was based on an Australian study (or researcher?) who found we get about 8 glasses worth of water a day from our food. I'm pretty sure that eating Primal, we get more water in our food than if we ate high carb foods - which tend to have less water.

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                • #9
                  I just drink it whenever I'm thirsty. I have no idea how much water I drink. I pretty much always wake up to 12/16 oz of water though.
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                  • #10
                    I drink a lot of water - 2-3 liters a days. I only really know this because I keep a 1 liter bottle to re-fill and I usually fill up twice a day.. Mostly straight water but also in the form of green tea and a bit of coffee. I definitely drink more on work out days, but I tend to sweat a lot.
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                    • #11
                      I probably drink more coffee, tea and milk than water. I don't seem to need nearly as much since eating PB style. I usually drink most of my water after a workout or in the morning after I've had a few adult beverages...

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                      • #12
                        Due to the season all I drink latley is apple cider or my usualy crystal light. Yea I know it has crap in it, It's poison, I'm going to hell etc etc, but It's sterile and I like the taste.

                        Probably a gallon of liquids a day.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by primalrob View Post
                          since going primal, i have found that i might consume as much as a quart/litre of water a day...down from about a gallon and a half.
                          but the past couple of days i have been a little sick, and i'm pushing the green tea to soothe my aching throat. that got me thinking, how much do you all drink (water, tea, coffee...primal liquids) on a daily basis, and is there an amount we should be consuming?
                          PrimalRob,

                          There is a correct answer that is extremely logical. There are too many variables to specify the number of glasses per day, because of the foods you are eating, room temp, exercise, etc.

                          Simply look at the color of your urine. If it is a very light yellowish, then your water intake is JUST RIGHT. If you see it turning a darker yellow, or a very dark yellow, you must increase your water intake. What could be easier?

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                          • #14
                            I definitely drink A LOT of water, probably a gallon or more (including coffee, tea, etc.) a day. I pee all the time though

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                            • #15
                              Almost none. Mostof my liquid intake is green tea, though I probably drink at least two liters of that a day.

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