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    Is it OK if I drink when I am thirsty instead of chugging a gallon of water a day? I figure that I drink anywhere from 48 -60 ounces of water a day, depending on how hot it is and how much time I spend working. Every time I have tried a new diet, I have forced myself to drink as much as a gallon of water a day.

    I really don't want to do that.

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    Originally posted by isbolick View Post
    Is it OK if I drink when I am thirsty instead of chugging a gallon of water a day? I figure that I drink anywhere from 48 -60 ounces of water a day, depending on how hot it is and how much time I spend working. Every time I have tried a new diet, I have forced myself to drink as much as a gallon of water a day.

    I really don't want to do that.
    Of course it's okay to just drink when you're thirsty.48-60 oz is fine.

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    • #3
      water filter

      it's good to drink water for your health !drink as much as you can

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      • #4
        It's necessary to drink fluids when you are thirsty. Drinking lots of water when you're not thirsty is overrated conventional wisdom. Go on any diet site, where you will see unsuccessful dieters advising each other that the more water you drink, the more weight you will lose. FAIL.

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        • #5
          There is an interesting book called "Waterlogged" by a Dr. Noakes that dispels all the myths about pounding down excess water. A good read.

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          • #6
            I agree that pounding down water for the sake of pounding down water is pointless. But my personal experience is sometimes I can need water without feeling thirsty or even actively not wanting water (as evidenced by elevated mood and decreased cravings after drinking.) And then sometimes I can still be crazy thirsty after drinking a gallon+. That's when I have go to salt.

            Listen to your body, but also learn to interpret what it's telling you and how it's saying it.

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            • #7
              IMO water and vegetables are non-controversial so dieticians can push them and feel like they're doing something. Height, activity level, local heat and humidity will have major effects on hydration so I'm skeptical of any universal prescription--doubly so if it comes from a bottled water ad.
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              • #8
                I routinely get all of my fluid for the day from food, especially in winter. Yes, I have a beverage sometimes, and often take a drink of water here and there, but there are days when I drink nothing. A salad is mostly water by weight unless you put a lot of egg/meat in it.

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