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How much water do you drink?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gwalchmai, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. ray9898

    ray9898

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    Yup....plenty of studies say the average person only needed a couple of glasses of water daily to supplement normal intake through foods and other drinks. It is better to judge hydration by thirst and urine color.


    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/06/08/water-eight-glasses-myth.html
    http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/No-need-to-drink-8-glasses-of-water-a-day-3650324.php
     
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  2. BSA70

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    This stuff is terrible for you health. Unless you are working out hard and then you need to select the right time to consume it.:shocked:
     

  3. bobby_w

    bobby_w Alienigena Platinum Member

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    I have a 5 stage reverse osmosis system and drink more than a gallon a day, right up until I go to bed.

    I found these 24oz Thermos Stainless Steel Vacuum bottles that leave no after taste and don't sweat all over my desk or Truck cup holder.

    In the morning, I knock off at least 16oz's when I jump out of bed. I can feel it in just a few minutes.
     
  4. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Friends Call Me "Flash"

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    I drink nothing but water. I drink no coffee, soda, juice, milk or anything with alcohol.

    During the day, I drink from water bottles kept in the refrigerator and filled from the sink. Our water comes from a well near the Gulf and there is a lot of salt in it. When I'm sweating outside, I'll drink the well water and polish off 4-5 good sized bottles. Today, I had three.

    At night relaxing, I switch to bottled water in a 1/2 gallon thermos to keep the salt to a minimum. I'll usually kill a 1/2 gallon jug of bottled water in an evening.

    Flash
     
  5. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    I drink water while at work, maybe two bottles worth most shifts. At home, not so much.
     
  6. Stoneyrn

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    I typically drink 2-3 liters of water a day. If you wait until you are thirsty to hydrate, you are chasing your bodies need. (for most people without health issues such as heart failure and kidney disease)
     
  7. K.Kiser

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    I comparable, but not nearly as strict... I'll drink about 2 Cokes per month, about 2 teas per week, but I'll crave milk to the point of sleeplessness if I don't consume 10-12 oz. a day which is usually in breakfast cereal...
     
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  8. About 2 gallons per day.

    I keep 2, 64oz. Gatorade bottles filled & in the fridge at all times; there's 128oz. in a gallon. I pretty much always kill at least the two and usually refill them.

    I used to keep 4 bottles in there & would cycle through them in a day pretty easily.
     
  9. Steel Head

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    Today I drank 3/4 of a gallon,in the summer when we are working in the upper 90's to 100+ I easily drink 1 1/2 to 2 gallons.
     
  10. Drilled

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  11. robin303

    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Army says One canteen per hr in the field. :drillsgt:
     
  12. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    I don't hardly drink enough. I drink way more coffee than water or anything else. I reckon I should fix that habit.
     
  13. Dyerbill

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    I was one of those *****holes who thought drinkin' bottled water was a'kin to stupidity..................now I drink 4 17oz bottles a day...........some wine in the evening...some beer when I am hiking.........and no more black coffe or pop at all.




    Okay lots of wine in the evening:cool:
     
  14. Hour13

    Hour13 Tah-dah!

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    Tons.

    I just filter it through ground up coffee beans first.
    :supergrin:
     
  15. Bulldog160

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    39yrs old just had a kidney stone. Terrible pain. Dr said its been said its the worst known pain to man.
    Anyways he said to avoid getting another I should be at a gal a day of water. I'm trying but that's a lot of water!


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  16. K.Kiser

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    Most days in the summer I drink that before 11 am, 5 days a week... This is not to sound like a water guzzling tough guy, but rather just to mention that it's done easily once you get used to it... I can see the challenge if your daily routine doesn't involve sweating like a rented mule as my day is, but divided out through the day should make it tolerable... If you're awake 16 hours per day, it's about 8 oz. or so and hour... Not too bad..
     
  17. 17&27

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    Bingo! When the doctor did my urinalysis after my first kidney stones he told me I should be drinking enough water to pee a gallon a day. That my friends is a lot of water.
     
  18. michael e

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    .5 -2 gallons a day during week. Weekend few bottles but mostly beer or tea.
     
  19. NOLA_glock

    NOLA_glock Shrug Life

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    I'll have black coffee in the morning, usually about 3/4 of a gallon of water during the day (sometimes a little more), and a nice beer with dinner. It's a bit.
     
  20. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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