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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/7/2018 12:31 pm
I was just having a conversation with a colleague about this because he just got back from Mexico & was telling me about how he was only drinking water out of bottles & didn't go anywhere near tap water. When at work, he must drink about 1.5 gallons a day, which I find to be way above the necessary what your body needs. On a normal day, I consume about 2 liters of water. I'll have 2 16.9 bottles of Poland Springs & 1 33.8 bottle of it as well.

Just curious if I'm in the normal range of what most of you guys have in a given day.

(It's the offseason anyways. Only so many mocks we can discuss.)
I think it is recommended that you drink  
Kevin in Annapolis : 2/7/2018 12:34 pm : link
between 80-120 oz a day. I tend to be on the high side. A gallon and a half a day is a lot of water.
Iím super low and have been all my life  
UConn4523 : 2/7/2018 12:37 pm : link
Iím never thirsty. Have to force myself to drink a few glasses per day which I know isnít enough.
Approximately 165 oz. per day.  
GiantFilthy : 2/7/2018 12:38 pm : link
.
I've read that we don't need to drink nearly as much water...  
Milton : 2/7/2018 12:41 pm : link
...as some "experts" recommend.
I was always told by my docs  
Edward in Duckland : 2/7/2018 12:42 pm : link
that it's ideal to drink 64 ozs each day unless I sweated excessively in which case more water and an electrolyte. One summer I was in Japan and even though I drank more than enough water I was kind of out of it. I drank a bottle of the Japanese equivalent of Gatorade and it revived me
My body extracts its water  
fivehead : 2/7/2018 12:44 pm : link
from the coffee and beer that I drink.
8 x 8 rule..  
Sean : 2/7/2018 12:45 pm : link
64 ozs.
I drink  
crackerjack465 : 2/7/2018 12:46 pm : link
anywhere between a gallon to a gallon and a half a day. I have a half gallon water bottle at my desk that I fill at least twice, although I don't always finish the second one. Then I drink a few glasses at night while eating dinner and relaxing and a 16 oz bottle at the gym in the morning.
probably between ...  
Csonka : 2/7/2018 12:48 pm : link
24 and 36 oz.
.  
arcarsenal : 2/7/2018 12:51 pm : link
I don't keep diligent track - but I do try to have a glass of water on my desk at all times.

I probably have anywhere from 64-100oz in a given day.
Does the water  
pjcas18 : 2/7/2018 12:55 pm : link
in beer count as water?
About 48 oz a day  
aimrocky : 2/7/2018 12:59 pm : link
I use water breaks as a reason to get up from my desk.
I think a lot of people think that more is better  
Dr. D : 2/7/2018 1:01 pm : link
I'm not an MD btw, but recent studies find that too much water is not good.

Too much water dilutes electrolytes, overworks kidneys and can actually increase risk of stroke.

I drink water when I'm thirsty. Probably ends up being roughly 48 oz. per day (not including what I mix with an alcoholic bev. in the evening).

I can't remember the last time I drank soda, btw.

easily 7 deer park 16oz  
mdc1 : 2/7/2018 1:02 pm : link
bottles per day. Helps avoid excessive eating as well. Believe me you will pass it along during the day. Maybe some of you are more worried about being waterboarded or something.
Urologist told me  
redwhiteandbigblue : 2/7/2018 1:10 pm : link
6-7 16oz. Bottles per day. Says dehydration is the #1 reason men get kidney stones. Had 2 of them. Now I always drink at least 5 bottles a day. Never want another one. They really do bring you to your knees.
8 glasses a day requirement is a myth  
Jim in Fairfax : 2/7/2018 1:13 pm : link
No scientific basis.


You really don't need to drink eight glasses of water each day - ( New Window )
Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
Giants1956 : 2/7/2018 1:25 pm : link
the recommendation is to drink an 1 oz per day
for every 2 lbs of weight. A 200 lb person requires 100 oz
of water a day. Drink your water filtered.

Beer like all alcoholic drinks is a diuretic, the pissing
you do when you drink starts with the diuretic effect.

Water is necessary to detox your body. If you want to feel
good and more importantly look good, drink water.

A person drinking 192 oz during work hours is drinking too
much unless they weigh close to 400 lbs. Drinking too
much water, can cause long term problems.

When thirsty, drink water. Coffee is also a diuretic and
will cause you to pee more oz than the coffee you drank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUowmSR1bMU&t=44s&list=FLHdep5SbJIXepS-2i75t3mA&index=12

If you are diabetic, water dilutes the sugar.
RE: Urologist told me  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/7/2018 1:31 pm : link
In comment 13825329 redwhiteandbigblue said:
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6-7 16oz. Bottles per day. Says dehydration is the #1 reason men get kidney stones. Had 2 of them. Now I always drink at least 5 bottles a day. Never want another one. They really do bring you to your knees.


Had a nasty bout with kidney stones in my early 20s. No thanks. Also, water really helps my anxiety.
i have been drinking soooooo much water  
GMAN4LIFE : 2/7/2018 1:34 pm : link
but now more than ever because of my bout with the flu. That shit really kicks your ass.
I think the people selling tap water at a monstrous mark-up  
SomeFan : 2/7/2018 1:38 pm : link
are the ones suggesting the monstrous need for clean "bottled" water. Assuming there is no medical issue with you, perhaps everyone should just drink when thirsty. That seems to have worked since mankind began.
General rule of thumb is half your body weight of water, in ounces  
jlukes : 2/7/2018 1:40 pm : link
more if you exercise
usually 10 8oz glasses, so 80 oz.  
Victor in CT : 2/7/2018 1:40 pm : link
more today since some men did some drinking last night and I'm feeling a little dry :-)
Some Fan,  
Giants1956 : 2/7/2018 1:55 pm : link
Normally I would go along with 'listening' to
your body. But for most people, they must drink the water before they are thirsty (I understand for most, this
might not be appealing), by the time your thirst kicks
in and you haven't already drank water, you'll start to
consume too much water, more than your body can handle
over a short period of time and then you piss.

This thread is co-incidental. My water filter went out
Sunday and I've been drinking bottled water. It doesn't
taste too good. So I've actually drank less water, not intentionally and I can feel the difference.

RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
Jim in Fairfax : 2/7/2018 2:05 pm : link
In comment 13825359 Giants1956 said:
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Coffee is also a diuretic and
will cause you to pee more oz than the coffee you drank.


So much of your post is just plain myth. But Iíll focus on the statement above. Coffee IS a diuretic (caffeine actually), but you do not pee more than you consume. Caffeinated drinks can safely be part of you daily liquid intake need.


Mayo Clinic - ( New Window )
Probably about 100 oz  
Steve L : 2/7/2018 2:12 pm : link
Most through hot or iced tea. Iím on meds that make me thirsty.
RE: RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
Giants1956 : 2/7/2018 2:20 pm : link
In comment 13825438 Jim in Fairfax said:
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In comment 13825359 Giants1956 said:


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Coffee is also a diuretic and
will cause you to pee more oz than the coffee you drank.




So much of your post is just plain myth. But Iíll focus on the statement above. Coffee IS a diuretic (caffeine actually), but you do not pee more than you consume. Caffeinated drinks can safely be part of you daily liquid intake need.
Mayo Clinic - ( New Window )


Oh, I forgot, there is decaf...for me, I say 'coffee'
because much of decaf has chemicals from the process
of decaf.
If my post is 'plain myth' I'd appreciate you showing
me what I've said that is wrong. And also it might allow
people to make up their own opinion.

Hey, Mayo Clinic...are you claiming that they are an
authority on nutrition and longevity business.
Twenty years ago, cholestrol is the cause of heart
disease. Stomach ulcers are the direct result of stress.
Healthy diets require more carbohydrates, vegetable
oil is safer than all other fats.
Not nearly enough.  
Keith : 2/7/2018 2:21 pm : link
A question that I am wondering, is it water or fluids? So I make iced tea, Im drinking water...will that suffice?
RE: Not nearly enough.  
YAJ2112 : 2/7/2018 2:23 pm : link
In comment 13825480 Keith said:
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A question that I am wondering, is it water or fluids? So I make iced tea, Im drinking water...will that suffice?


If you want kidney stones, sure.
I do  
Keith : 2/7/2018 2:24 pm : link
not.
On average, probably about  
Matt M. : 2/7/2018 2:39 pm : link
40-50 oz.
I drink  
batman11 : 2/7/2018 2:43 pm : link
approx. 100 ounces a day.
RE: RE: RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
Jim in Fairfax : 2/7/2018 2:48 pm : link
In comment 13825477 Giants1956 said:
Quote:


Oh, I forgot, there is decaf...for me, I say 'coffee'
because much of decaf has chemicals from the process
of decaf.
If my post is 'plain myth' I'd appreciate you showing
me what I've said that is wrong. And also it might allow
people to make up their own opinion.

Hey, Mayo Clinic...are you claiming that they are an
authority on nutrition and longevity business.
Twenty years ago, cholestrol is the cause of heart
disease. Stomach ulcers are the direct result of stress.
Healthy diets require more carbohydrates, vegetable
oil is safer than all other fats.


The Mayo Clinic is one of the most highly respected health institutes in the world. Not good enough? How about NIH?


No Evidence of Dehydration with Moderate Daily Coffee Intake - ( New Window )
about  
liteamorn : 2/7/2018 2:49 pm : link
120 oz. a day
RE: RE: Not nearly enough.  
Jim in Fairfax : 2/7/2018 2:50 pm : link
In comment 13825484 YAJ2112 said:
Quote:
In comment 13825480 Keith said:


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A question that I am wondering, is it water or fluids? So I make iced tea, Im drinking water...will that suffice?



If you want kidney stones, sure.


Thatís a myth also.


NIH: consumption of coffee, tea, beer, wine, and orange juice is associated with a lower risk of kidney stones - ( New Window )
64-76  
Sec 103 : 2/7/2018 2:53 pm : link
oz a day including de-cafe tea.
RE: RE: RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
Section331 : 2/7/2018 3:00 pm : link
In comment 13825477 Giants1956 said:
Quote:


Oh, I forgot, there is decaf...for me, I say 'coffee'
because much of decaf has chemicals from the process
of decaf.
If my post is 'plain myth' I'd appreciate you showing
me what I've said that is wrong. And also it might allow
people to make up their own opinion.

Hey, Mayo Clinic...are you claiming that they are an
authority on nutrition and longevity business.
Twenty years ago, cholestrol is the cause of heart
disease. Stomach ulcers are the direct result of stress.
Healthy diets require more carbohydrates, vegetable
oil is safer than all other fats.


How many accounts is this clown allowed to have? Hey Bockman, your writing ďstyleĒ is a dead giveaway.

Coffee is not a diuretic. The myth that it is was started by a 1928 study that included a whopping 3 participants. Now coffee isnít a great way to hydrate yourself, as the caffeine does cause urination (and before you start Bockman, technically, a diuretic causes you to discharge more than the liquid included in the diuretic), but you can other wise hydrate properly even if you drink a lot of coffee.

I drink at least 100 oz of water a day, and that does not include other beverages. I also drink about 40 Oz of coffee a day. And other than an occasional glass of red wine, that is about all of my liquid intake.
You guys drink water?  
Pete in MD : 2/7/2018 3:06 pm : link
Like, the stuff that's in the toilet??
RE: 8 x 8 rule..  
81_Great_Dane : 2/7/2018 3:25 pm : link
In comment 13825287 Sean said:
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64 ozs.
The 8x8 rule was never supposed to be about how much water to drink. It was supposed to be about total water intake, including water from food.

If you eat fruit and vegetables, drink coffee or tea or beer or soda, milk on cereal, etc., those all count toward total water intake.
RE: RE: RE: Not nearly enough.  
YAJ2112 : 2/7/2018 3:31 pm : link
In comment 13825536 Jim in Fairfax said:
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In comment 13825484 YAJ2112 said:


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In comment 13825480 Keith said:


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A question that I am wondering, is it water or fluids? So I make iced tea, Im drinking water...will that suffice?



If you want kidney stones, sure.



Thatís a myth also.
NIH: consumption of coffee, tea, beer, wine, and orange juice is associated with a lower risk of kidney stones - ( New Window )


Myth or not, I've had multiple friends who had kidney stones that their doctor told them to cut out the iced tea from their diet if they wanted to help avoid them in the future.
RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
BMac : 2/7/2018 5:53 pm : link
In comment 13825359 Giants1956 said:
Quote:
the recommendation is to drink an 1 oz per day
for every 2 lbs of weight. A 200 lb person requires 100 oz
of water a day. Drink your water filtered.

Beer like all alcoholic drinks is a diuretic, the pissing
you do when you drink starts with the diuretic effect.

Water is necessary to detox your body. If you want to feel
good and more importantly look good, drink water.

A person drinking 192 oz during work hours is drinking too
much unless they weigh close to 400 lbs. Drinking too
much water, can cause long term problems.

When thirsty, drink water. Coffee is also a diuretic and
will cause you to pee more oz than the coffee you drank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUowmSR1bMU&t=44s&list=FLHdep5SbJIXepS-2i75t3mA&index=12

If you are diabetic, water dilutes the sugar.


What an absolute load of crappola. Advertisers see this guy and think, "Sucker!"
Not enough  
mitch300 : 2/7/2018 7:27 pm : link
My wife on the other hand is always drinking water. She takes he after bottle with he anywhere we go. I wish I was more like her. I know I need to drink more. Just not thirsty and get busy at work and forget.
You should only be drinking a gallon of water a day  
EmpireWF : 2/7/2018 7:47 pm : link
if you have some legitimate and specific physical reason to do it, such as you're in a job that requires immense physical output. Vast majority of people don't need that much water outside of their typical daily intake.
I drink about a quart and a half of water per day  
Ira : 2/7/2018 7:57 pm : link
plus a cup or two of juice.
70 to 90  
chiro56 : 2/7/2018 8:35 pm : link
Fluid ounces a day 10 ounces at night
i find  
UESBLUE : 2/7/2018 9:42 pm : link
adding a few drops of flavoring like dasani helps me to drink a lot more water.
I really can't tell if some of you are kidding  
I Love Clams Casino : 2/8/2018 8:07 am : link
or outright lying with those ridiculous totals.

On my best day without any embellishment, probably about 50-65 oz's per day. Otherwise I pee constantly. I hardly sweat, so maybe that's why it just goes right through me.

RE: You guys drink water?  
I Love Clams Casino : 2/8/2018 8:09 am : link
In comment 13825576 Pete in MD said:
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Like, the stuff that's in the toilet??


I got it!

Great movie
RE: RE: RE: RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
Giants1956 : 2/8/2018 8:42 am : link
In comment 13825528 Jim in Fairfax said:
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In comment 13825477 Giants1956 said:


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Jim, you certainly have my permission to follow the Mayo Clinic diet, lifestyle and nutrition program. It doesn't work, but at least you then get first dibbs on a hospital bed at the Mayo Clinic.


Oh, I forgot, there is decaf...for me, I say 'coffee'
because much of decaf has chemicals from the process
of decaf.
If my post is 'plain myth' I'd appreciate you showing
me what I've said that is wrong. And also it might allow
people to make up their own opinion.

Hey, Mayo Clinic...are you claiming that they are an
authority on nutrition and longevity business.
Twenty years ago, cholestrol is the cause of heart
disease. Stomach ulcers are the direct result of stress.
Healthy diets require more carbohydrates, vegetable
oil is safer than all other fats.



The Mayo Clinic is one of the most highly respected health institutes in the world. Not good enough? How about NIH?
No Evidence of Dehydration with Moderate Daily Coffee Intake - ( New Window )
RE: Does the water  
Giants1956 : 2/8/2018 8:50 am : link
In comment 13825302 pjcas18 said:
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in beer count as water?


Yes, but the alcohol makes you pee out more water than
you took in with the beer.
By the way, you do know I presume that beer today,
is not just a breakfast drink~

RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
section125 : 2/8/2018 8:54 am : link
In comment 13825359 Giants1956 said:
Quote:
the recommendation is to drink an 1 oz per day
for every 2 lbs of weight. A 200 lb person requires 100 oz
of water a day. Drink your water filtered.

Beer like all alcoholic drinks is a diuretic, the pissing
you do when you drink starts with the diuretic effect.

Water is necessary to detox your body. If you want to feel
good and more importantly look good, drink water.

A person drinking 192 oz during work hours is drinking too
much unless they weigh close to 400 lbs. Drinking too
much water, can cause long term problems.

When thirsty, drink water. Coffee is also a diuretic and
will cause you to pee more oz than the coffee you drank.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUowmSR1bMU&t=44s&list=FLHdep5SbJIXepS-2i75t3mA&index=12

If you are diabetic, water dilutes the sugar.


That is what my MD told me 1/2 oz per pound of body weight. Also helps lose weight as hunger sensation can be reduced by drinking water.
Too bad I don't follow the advice...
6 pack of Propel a day.  
Ryan in Albany : 2/8/2018 8:59 am : link
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RE: RE: RE: RE: Fivehead & Milton Your opinion is wrong.  
Giants1956 : 2/8/2018 9:01 am : link
In comment 13825558 Section331 said:
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In comment 13825477 Giants1956 said:


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Section, what in god's name are you talking about? Young man, ....I hear the 'Twilight Zone' intro music already.



Oh, I forgot, there is decaf...for me, I say 'coffee'
because much of decaf has chemicals from the process
of decaf.
If my post is 'plain myth' I'd appreciate you showing
me what I've said that is wrong. And also it might allow
people to make up their own opinion.

Hey, Mayo Clinic...are you claiming that they are an
authority on nutrition and longevity business.
Twenty years ago, cholestrol is the cause of heart
disease. Stomach ulcers are the direct result of stress.
Healthy diets require more carbohydrates, vegetable
oil is safer than all other fats.



How many accounts is this clown allowed to have? Hey Bockman, your writing ďstyleĒ is a dead giveaway.

Coffee is not a diuretic. The myth that it is was started by a 1928 study that included a whopping 3 participants. Now coffee isnít a great way to hydrate yourself, as the caffeine does cause urination (and before you start Bockman, technically, a diuretic causes you to discharge more than the liquid included in the diuretic), but you can other wise hydrate properly even if you drink a lot of coffee.

I drink at least 100 oz of water a day, and that does not include other beverages. I also drink about 40 Oz of coffee a day. And other than an occasional glass of red wine, that is about all of my liquid intake.
RE: I really can't tell if some of you are kidding  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 2/8/2018 9:23 am : link
In comment 13826113 I Love Clams Casino said:
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or outright lying with those ridiculous totals.

On my best day without any embellishment, probably about 50-65 oz's per day. Otherwise I pee constantly. I hardly sweat, so maybe that's why it just goes right through me.


Clams, I run everyday so I sweat it out pretty easily.
Never touch the stuff  
JoeMoney19 : 2/8/2018 11:28 am : link
Fish fuck in it.
Not enough.  
Beezer : 2/8/2018 3:28 pm : link

For a time a couple years ago, I was making it a point to drink at LEAST 64 ounces. By the time I got to around 40, I'd have to piss. lol And it was like drinking beer. Fine for a while, but then once you go once ...

Kinda got sick of 3-4 trips to the bathroom in the afternoon.
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