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How much water do you really need?

By Lisa Gosselin, July 8, 2009 - 4:36am

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Lisa asks: How much water do you drink? What are your tricks for drinking enough?


What do you mean by 16 to 24ozs of fluids for every pound you're lighter?


06/28/2013 - 3:51pm

I am accustomed to drinking a glass b4 bedtime and as soon as I open my eyes in the morning,sometimes I even got up and drink a glass or two,at room temperature.I get a glass in b4 going to the restroom and sometimes even after.Then my regualr drinks during the day,or even when I feel like or remember.


08/25/2010 - 9:42am

I was once told that you should drink half your body in pounds and convert it to ounces. That is the amount of water you should drink in one days time. At one point I worked outside in the middle of the summer in Florida and stuck to that rule. Then I thought I was sweating so much that I probably should up it because I use to get dehydrated easily. I started suffering from hyponatremia. It took 2 days of taking a teaspoon of sea salt in the mornings to balance back out. I tried the energy drinks like Gatorade or even the vitamin water but it didn't do well with my system. So, I just mix in a bottle of smart water throughout each day and haven't had problems since.

To keep track of my water intake I get a 24oz water bottles and make sure I have 2 before lunch and 2 after.


06/09/2010 - 11:23am

I have alway like water .But my Mother will not drink if she need to take her meds of coures she then will drink a little bit of water but she said she dose not like water. She is 100yrs old . but she has always been that way about water.I just love it. I guess if she had none I am not sure if that would make her happy. She has no ideal want she is saying. Tana Medlock


03/31/2010 - 4:13pm

Great post! Yeah the symptoms of dehydration are not a good feeling...and are often overlooked or mistaken. Thanks for mentioning the salt it is critical as a population concerned with health we sometimes take tings too far like eliminating salt too much...even a few grains of sea salt in the water bottle can keep things balanced. Mahalo for you insight.

Gina, Maui, HI


09/01/2009 - 11:55am

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