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10/21/19 11:16 P

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I don't enough water.



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These two links are well worth reading:
www.healthline.com/nutrition/19-hydrating-
foods#section5


www.thehealthy.com/hydration/drinking-too-
much-water/


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Drinking too much water CAN cause health problems - it dilutes the electrolytes which can be dangerous, however MOST people don't drink to that extent. Instead, be guided to thirst AND the colour of your urine. If it is clear, you can generally afford to reduce the amount of fluid you consume. If it is a pale colour, then generally your fluid consumption is good.

Remember, you do get a good amount of fluid from your food, too. A week or so ago I was curious and entered in the foods I had eaten up to and including my afternoon snack. I didn't include drinks. At that point I had actually consumed 600mls (20 oz) of fluid from my fruit and other foods. All of that is included in the 'cups of water' recommendation. By the end of the day my food alone would have been a lot more. I eat heaps of fruit/veges and most of my meat dishes are in the form of casseroles.

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10/18/19 5:09 P

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Here's a Spark article from the recently retired Spark Nutritionist, Becky Hand:

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=you
_asked_do_i_really_need_to_drink_8_cup
s_of_water_each_day_for_health_and_wei
ght_loss


I agree with MLAN613 about using urine color as a guide. Many articles on this very topic provide that tool as a good option, including the one above.

Good luck!

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10/18/19 10:51 A

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I think you drink plenty of water.



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10/10/19 6:31 A

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The 64 ounce ( 8 nx 8 ounces) of fluid rule is a general guideline. Some people need more and some less; you also do get fluid from what you eat. It's part of the reason why eating plenty of, say, fruits and vegetables is important.

An easy way to monitor if you are getting proper amounts of fluid is the color of your urine. If it's comparable to lemonade, you're good. If it's pale yellow to clear, your are overhydrated. If it's dark yellow, you are dehydrated.

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10/10/19 5:41 A

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I don't drink enough water at times and I know I should. I suffer from Migraines and I know I need to be hydrated.

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10/9/19 6:19 P

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There are things other than water intoxication though... like electrolyte imbalance.

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10/9/19 4:16 P

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You can but I doubt you will hit it only drinking 80oz a day. You will mainly find most water intoxication stories about people who quickly drink a gallon+ very quickly. But drinking a gallon of anything quickly will also cause harm. As Popsecret said if you want a tailored approach to how much, ask your doctor.

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Yes there is, but it's different for everyone and depends on a lot of factors (medical conditions, kidney function, how much you sweat, etc.).

Talk to your doctor for a recommendation that's tailored to your needs!



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10/9/19 2:13 P

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HI i was wondering if there is a danger limit as to how much water u drink per day? currently im drinking about 10 8ozs a day.

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