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do i really need to drink more water?

dubsy

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do i really need to drink more water?
« on: January 21, 2008, 07:25:47 PM »
i don't understand how some people drink water all day. i've tried the whole, take your water bottle around with you everywhere tactic, but it just seems weird and unnatural to sip on water when im not even thirsty.  i drink coffee in the morning, soda and maybe some water at lunch, and sparkling water at dinner. i definitely do not get anywhere near the "recommended 8+ glasses of water" everyday. but if i eat lots of fruit, veggies & salads, do i really still need to be drinking this much additional water?

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Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 07:46:36 PM »
LOLZ @ "water lobby"


But it is a myth.  You don't need the recommended amount of water per day.  Your needs will vary depending on how active you are each day.  If you're peeing clear, you're drinking enough water. 

Well, generally. 

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Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 07:51:54 PM »
LOLZ @ "water lobby"


But it is a myth.  You don't need the recommended amount of water per day.  Your needs will vary depending on how active you are each day.  If you're peeing clear, you're drinking enough water. 

Well, generally. 


You know, a guy on NPR said the same thing the other day. That the whole 8 glasses a day thing was totally made up. I was intrigued.

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Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 07:55:42 PM »
LOLZ @ "water lobby"


But it is a myth.  You don't need the recommended amount of water per day.  Your needs will vary depending on how active you are each day.  If you're peeing clear, you're drinking enough water. 

Well, generally. 


You know, a guy on NPR said the same thing the other day. That the whole 8 glasses a day thing was totally made up. I was intrigued.


Just like most nutritional guidelines, it's a safe suggestion.  If you drink 8 glasses of water a day, you'll generally stay hydrated, but you certainly don't NEED to.  Just like you don't NEED to eat a certain amount out of each nutritional category each day. 

Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 08:03:00 PM »
HA HA HA have you ever seen the movie thank-you for smoking? Well they are going to come out with Thank-you for Drinking (water).

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Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 09:43:17 PM »
well even if i tried, i couldnt drink too much water in one sitting. it makes me feel so full!!

on a side note, i saw this "true life" on mtv once about competitive eaters, and the guy ate 10 pounds of iceberg lettuce in one sitting. ughhhh.

Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 09:51:48 PM »
a troll with 847 post? that's dedication

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Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 09:55:13 PM »
You just need to drink enough to keep your pee nice and clear or barely yellow.  Personally, I drink almost nothing but water.  Sometimes, I'll have a soda or a milkshake (and sometimes I drink apple juice in the morning), but otherwise it's just H20.  I didn't like the taste of water at first, but I made myself drink it, and now I don't really like much else.

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Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 09:56:36 PM »
You just need to drink enough to keep your pee nice and clear or barely yellow.  Personally, I drink almost nothing but water.  Sometimes, I'll have a soda or a milkshake (and sometimes I drink apple juice in the morning), but otherwise it's just H20.  I didn't like the taste of water at first, but I made myself drink it, and now I don't really like much else.

lol, it's the lack thereof that bothers me!!!

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Re: do i really need to drink more water?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 09:57:20 PM »
well even if i tried, i couldnt drink too much water in one sitting. it makes me feel so full!!

on a side note, i saw this "true life" on mtv once about competitive eaters, and the guy ate 10 pounds of iceberg lettuce in one sitting. ughhhh.

I'm pretty convinced you're not a real person.

lol, what do i have to do to prove that i am! other than the recurring FB issue, of course...