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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbeyGirl View Post
    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.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primal Babe View Post
    Ditto.
    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.

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip City View Post
    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.

    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
    So the advice to drink 8 glasses of water per day pertains to those who are eating the government pyramid, if I understand you right? If I drank that much, I'd have to be using the head every few minutes.

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    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 at 07:01 AM.

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    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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    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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    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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