I don't know, but since I got gout a month ago, I've been making damn sure to stay hydrated, so I can avoid a repeat of that.
I have around 1l of plain tap water plus 3 mugs of tea and what ever is in my food. Used to drink more but think I was over hydrating. I think your urine is supposed to be light straw colour?
I guess I'm the camel in the group; I rarely drink water. I grab a 19-oz bottle of water in the morning, and occasionally I'll need a 2nd one by the end of the day.
I have two daily mugs of coffee and one of tea. I also eat lots of high fluid veggies and fruit, like cucumbers and apples.
Urine is light yellow and I sweat profusely. I'm one of the few boot-campers who never gets nauseous during class. Everyone else is busy guzzling water in between every change of exercises, and I think that's the reason everyone feels like puking. Last thing I want during a workout is a bunch of water sloshing around my guts.
I also gained some time in last week's 5K when we hit the water station at the half-way mark, when everyone else stopped to gulp water and I just passed it by.
I fill up my 1182ml KleenKanteen with water about 3 times a day at work and drain it, and drink the occasional cup of tea. I drink water sporadically all night at home.
I worry that I might be drinking too much, and was actually wondering if the PB would address this (still at the beginning of the book). Interesting to see that some people here have cut back after being on primal. I think my body might be too dependent on water, as I tend to feel thirsty throughout the day.
If I remember my biochem class correctly, carbs (or more precisely, di and poly-saccharides) also require more water to be broken down than fats or proteins do.
Originally Posted by barryman9000
I have 2 cups of coffee throughout the day some days just one cup and water I drink when I am thirsty, usally at a meal, I have no idea how much I actually get in though.
the book does address this, but hardly at all. toward the end of the book mark shows his food and drink consumption for a few days worth of time. i noticed that he is drinking a lot less water than i originally thought was necessary (which made me start this thread), as little as a couple of water bottles just to keep his throat lubricated for talking.
Originally Posted by PeteTheMeat
i've dropped down to way below a half gallon some days, and the urine color test shows that i'm just as hydrated as any other day.
I dont drink a lot at all, I would probably have one 250/300ml glass of water at work, sometimes 2 or 3 on a good day. Most of the time I drink tea, thats usually about 4 or 5 cups a day. My urine is always dark but frankly I think that's probably just the toxins from tea being excreted??.
I often have a wine or two in the evening and follow up with a glass of water before bed..
I'm not actually sure how much I drink throughout the day anymore. I fill up a 2 liter bottle in the morning and down that throughout the day, so approx. 2 liters. When my diet consisted of grains/legumes and minimal fat or animal protein, I could drink over a gallon every day with ease and still be thirsty.
Thirded. I will say that pre-primal, I drank a ton more water, and I was always parched. These days, I'm rarely thirsty for plain water.
Originally Posted by Primal Babe
I have a feeling the answer is related to this somehow. In the 4th paragraph it talks about rats devoid of essential fatty acids literally could not stay hydrated, even after consuming massive quantities of water compared to rats who were given healthy fats and drank less water. Interesting stuff