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gwalchmai
10-08-2012, 13:22
I try to do an 8oz glass per hour during work, and then a few more up until 10PM. I also only drink water with meals. Sometimes I'll have a Coke, but it's a snack.

syntaxerrorsix
10-08-2012, 13:32
About a gallon per day.

hamster
10-08-2012, 13:34
I drink a ton of water. Heck even overnight I drink at least 1 liter, sometimes 2 if I had a salty dinner.

During the day I'm constantly drinking icewater with lemon or lime. Of course It helps I work from home many days with a private bathroom 5 feet from my desk. :)

LASTRESORT20
10-08-2012, 13:34
http://www.meijer.com/assets/product_images/styles/xlarge/1001029_052000320169_A_400.jpg

I keep these around in the fridge ....and drink them quite often...constantly...

Annoyedgrunt
10-08-2012, 13:39
At least a gallon, most days a gallon and a half. Really don't feel like experiencing kidney stones.

SMOKEin
10-08-2012, 13:39
^ that's sugar water.

I drink 300-400oz a day. In the winter it gets scaled back some.

skinny99
10-08-2012, 13:40
I buy the Sams's club brand flavor packs and make them 2 quarts at a time. I drink between 1/2 gallon and a gallon on any given day.

ArtificialGrape
10-08-2012, 14:11
Usually 3-4 quarts/day.

DanaT
10-08-2012, 14:25
Well... if I take the 6% alcohol out, some times in one sitting, 2 or more liters.

cj5mrt
10-08-2012, 14:45
1-1 1/2 gallons a day.

wrczx3
10-08-2012, 14:49
I might drink 16oz a day.

bmoore
10-08-2012, 14:55
Not nearly enough, maybe 2 bottles a day.

Zonny
10-08-2012, 15:14
http://www.meijer.com/assets/product_images/styles/xlarge/1001029_052000320169_A_400.jpg

I keep these around in the fridge ....and drink them quite often...constantly...Horrible for you unless you are exerting yourself and sweating profusely.




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Bruce M
10-08-2012, 15:15
Around a gallon a day. It's about the only thing I drink with most meals and I have been known to drink two or three glasses of water with dinner even if I have wine or beer also.

Beretta92guy
10-08-2012, 15:19
I drink a lot of seltzer water......water with the fizz without all the garbage in it like soft drinks

USMCsilver
10-08-2012, 15:21
At least 64 oz a day.

Sometimes well over a gallon.

All I drink is water.

Well...I MIGHT do a a cup (or two) of coffee ~3x per week. Then, there's the occasional bourbon & beers.

Otherwise -- it's water.

gwalchmai
10-08-2012, 15:24
I drink a lot of seltzer water......water with the fizz without all the garbage in it like soft drinksI like seltzer, and club soda, too. ;)

IndyGunFreak
10-08-2012, 15:27
About a gallon per day.

That's what I shoot for, but I find I generally get closer to 100oz a day. I also drink a lot of unsweetened tea.

Most of the documents I've read, suggests at least 640z a day.

IGF

IndyGunFreak
10-08-2012, 15:29
Horrible for you unless you are exerting yourself and sweating profusely.




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It's horrible even then if you ask me. Gatorade just has so much sugar in it...

Good old water will do you better than Gatorade IMO.

Snaps
10-08-2012, 15:30
Since I don't think this thread counts the water in beer, coffee, mountain dew or sweet tea as water my total is 0oz per day. I can't stand drinking plain water

Snaps
10-08-2012, 15:31
It's horrible even then if you ask me. Gatorade just has so much sugar in it...

Good old water will do you better than Gatorade IMO.

Pretty sure the entire world of athletes would disagree with ya there

IndyGunFreak
10-08-2012, 15:38
Pretty sure the entire world of athletes would disagree with ya there

Not really surprising.. :)

syntaxerrorsix
10-08-2012, 15:40
Pretty sure the entire world of athletes would disagree with ya there

Those would be athletes, doing athletic things and actually using the carbs and sugar to covert to energy :supergrin:


For most of us they are nothing but empty calories just like soda.

K.Kiser
10-08-2012, 15:44
Sports drinks do help, but like said if you are sweating profusely and then it's usually for days on end where the electrolites get flushed out... I've done it a couple of times that resulted in a docotr visit, and it's from drinking 2 gallons of water a day and still coming home 6-8lbs lighter than when you left for work for extended days... After about 2 weeks of that if your diet isn't tailored around your needs you can what I call "outwork" the water but it takes alot...

Also, coming from a good friend/ dentist who refuses to drink them says that there isn't a worst drink on the shelf for your teeth.. The combination of sugars and acid takes enamel off like no tomorrow.. lLet's not get into kidney stones either...

LSUAdman
10-08-2012, 15:47
You know, I keep wanting to calculate it but always get too busy. I have a 24oz Camelbak bottle that I refill several times a day. I drink two pots of tea a day, also, so I'd imagine it's pretty high.

I echo the thoughts of the other guy who works from home. People thought I was a freak in the office - but those guys literally downed four diet cokes before lunch. Yuck!

Snaps
10-08-2012, 15:53
Those would be athletes, doing athletic things and actually using the carbs and sugar to covert to energy :supergrin:


For most of us they are nothing but empty calories just like soda.

But his post was about exerting yourself and such

janice6
10-08-2012, 15:54
Since I don't think this thread counts the water in beer, coffee, mountain dew or sweet tea as water my total is 0oz per day. I can't stand drinking plain water



That's interesting. I can't stand it either. Has to be in some other form. Thought I was odd about water.

smokin762
10-08-2012, 15:55
I drink when I am thirsty. I eat when I am hungry.

I try to make sure I am properly hydrated when I am outside during the summer. The rest of the time, only if I feel the need for a drink.

I have read people can mistake thirst for hunger. They will eat when it is not necessary.

smokin762
10-08-2012, 16:00
Since I don't think this thread counts the water in beer, coffee, mountain dew or sweet tea as water my total is 0oz per day. I can't stand drinking plain water

I used to be the same way. Now, I usually drink either water or iced tea plain, nothing added. I need my caffeine. I canít stand coffee.

Cmacc
10-08-2012, 16:04
Coffee is mostly water, soda is mostly water, beer is mostly water, many fruits and vegetables are mostly water, as are most soups, sauces, etc. There is some water in most of what we eat. The "8 glasses of water per day" suggestion that has been widely touted is generally taken too literally.

schild
10-08-2012, 16:04
http://www.meijer.com/assets/product_images/styles/xlarge/1001029_052000320169_A_400.jpg

I keep these around in the fridge ....and drink them quite often...constantly...

Not H20.

I probably drink 4-6 liters a day.

Dalton Wayne
10-08-2012, 16:11
I despise water, hate it.
What I do is I have a 2 liter mug I fill with ice and diet soda as the ice melts it get my water flavored with diet soda.
Haven't drank water in years

Snaps
10-08-2012, 16:11
That's interesting. I can't stand it either. Has to be in some other form. Thought I was odd about water.

I know more than a couple people who don't drink plain water

jakebrake
10-08-2012, 16:11
i will not drink water...fish crap in it.

RedTop
10-08-2012, 16:20
Some of you are ingesting a lot of fluoride. :whistling:

gwalchmai
10-08-2012, 17:42
i will not drink water...fish crap in it.Um, you know democrats fart in your air, right? :tongueout:

JLA
10-08-2012, 18:07
Lets see.... roughly 4 - 8 twelve ouncers a week. Hops and barley included. ;)

K.Kiser
10-08-2012, 19:09
Some of you are ingesting a lot of fluoride. :whistling:

This is actually true...

jakebrake
10-08-2012, 19:13
Um, you know democrats fart in your air, right? :tongueout:

remember...your bottled water, was once your neighbor's urine.

ravancal
10-08-2012, 19:32
Depends:

On days I exercise 4-5 litres/day

On days I don't 3.

So usually 4.

If I have a soda I'll spend an extra ten cents and get a natural soda or a mineral water and some juice. I've used coke to remove oil stains off of a garage floor....so it's not really something I want in my stomach.

Depending on how much you sweat and your activity level you shouldn't need more than 3-4 litres a day......or about a gallon a day.

It might be hard, but avoid sodium. Everything in western diets has so much effing sodium in it I'm surprised more people aren't having heart attacks at 30.

ray9898
10-08-2012, 19:34
Coffee is mostly water, soda is mostly water, beer is mostly water, many fruits and vegetables are mostly water, as are most soups, sauces, etc. There is some water in most of what we eat. The "8 glasses of water per day" suggestion that has been widely touted is generally taken too literally.

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

BSA70
10-08-2012, 19:35
http://www.meijer.com/assets/product_images/styles/xlarge/1001029_052000320169_A_400.jpg

I keep these around in the fridge ....and drink them quite often...constantly...

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:

bobby_w
10-08-2012, 22:10
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.

ROGER4314
10-08-2012, 23:00
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

skeeter7
10-08-2012, 23:22
I drink water while at work, maybe two bottles worth most shifts. At home, not so much.

Stoneyrn
10-09-2012, 00:54
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)

K.Kiser
10-09-2012, 15:25
I drink nothing but water. I drink no coffee, soda, juice, milk or anything with alcohol.
Flash

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...

Drjones
10-09-2012, 17:52
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.

Steel Head
10-09-2012, 19:14
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.

Drilled
10-09-2012, 19:20
Half to full gallon a day...more in the summer.

I also like this:
http://www.vitalyte.com/ultimate-athlete-package.html

robin303
10-09-2012, 19:24
Army says One canteen per hr in the field. :drillsgt:

jdavionic
10-09-2012, 19:28
I don't hardly drink enough. I drink way more coffee than water or anything else. I reckon I should fix that habit.

Dyerbill
10-09-2012, 19:47
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:

Hour13
10-09-2012, 19:51
Tons.

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

Bulldog160
10-09-2012, 20:02
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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K.Kiser
10-09-2012, 20:29
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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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&27
10-10-2012, 16:05
At least a gallon, most days a gallon and a half. Really don't feel like experiencing kidney stones.

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.

michael e
10-10-2012, 16:09
.5 -2 gallons a day during week. Weekend few bottles but mostly beer or tea.

NOLA_glock
10-10-2012, 16:42
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.

Haldor
10-10-2012, 19:29
I drink a lot of water also.

Be aware excessive thirst can be a sign of diabetes. Might want to get your fasting blood sugar level checked.

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/symptoms/