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BlueRee

I've been pondering back and forth if I truly am drinking TOO much water. Especially if I have to go pee every 15-30 minutes and sometimes less in between.

I seriously drink between 160-190 ozs of water daily. How much is normal? How much is everyone else getting? Do you think I'm hurting myself drinking that much? (It's not purposefully slamming either, I'm truly thirsty)

Posted: 2007-09-20 11:29:48

Gwynn

I would say that if you are drinking because you are thirsty then you are doing the right thing. I read one time that by the time you feel thirsty your body is already starting to become dehydrated. I drink anywhere from 96 to 128 ozs of water each day.

Posted: 2007-09-20 11:36:25

Stardust

You guys are my heroes... I feel like floating away after 64 oz.

Posted: 2007-09-20 19:39:36

earthmother

Drinking water is so challenging for me. I seriously don't like it. In fact, my 30 Day Challenge was to commit to drinking at least 72 ounces a day. Some days, I just make it. Other days, I actually go over. At some point, I hope it becomes less of a struggle. I do know that it's helped a lot with flushing out toxins. A month ago, I lived on refined carbs and highly processed foods. The past four weeks I've gone to fresh fruits and vegetables, wild-caught fish, and free-range eggs, poultry and meat. So, lots and lots of detoxing going on. But hey, my skin looks fabulous!

As for how much water is enough...there's so many differing opinions out there. The National Institute of Medicine says that a healthy woman should consume a minimum of 72 ounces a day. An overweight woman should have an additional 9 ounces for every 25 pounds overweight (ie. 100 pounds overweight = an additional 36 ounces). Others say that a sedentary person should drink 50% of their body weight, and a very active person, 75% of their body weight.

Can you ever have too much water? I don't think so. Although, excessive thirst and frequent urination are signs of diabetes. You might want to consult your physician for his/her opinion.

Posted: 2007-09-22 14:23:26

BlueRee

earthmother... thank you for that information. I knew I read something like that there.

I have talked to my dr about it (yesterday in fact) and he wants to run some tests... he was a bit puzzled because I get check for diabetes every year (it runs rampant in both sides of my family) and when I was checked in June I didn't have it, everything was normal. So now he is setting me up with another test for it to see more deeply I suppose. We'll have to find out. Thank you :)

Posted: 2007-09-22 16:31:50

difwiz

I am definitely not drinking enough and I think that is part of my problem. Sometimes at work, I get so caught up in the stuff I am doing, I completely forget about drinking water, even if my mouth is as dry as a bone.

Posted: 2007-09-22 21:09:28

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