Water Water Everywhere

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I had an appointment with the dietitian yesterday, apparently the 8 cups of water I drink (Or try to. Sometimes.) isn't anywhere near enough. She told me I should be drinking 13 cups a day!!! Really!?! That's like 3 liters of water a day!

I have really (really) tried to drink all 13 today, but I have to say... that's a lot of water!! I have been RUNNING to the bathroom on a regular basis ALL DAY! People are going to think that I have a problem! And I've only reached the 3/4 mark, I'm not even done!

I know how much better I feel when I drink all my water. (Or what I thought was all my water!) My headaches are gone, my skin looks better, I think it helps to curb my appetite, and I just feel better in general. But I have to wonder: Can you have too much of a good thing?

It's too soon to tell. I know that the amount of water I had before made me feel and look better, but isn't there a point when the benefits will reach their peak? (This question is rhetorical as I was an Economics major in college and there is a whole chapter on diminishing returns and consumer satisfaction. Kinda like one ice cream cone is good, two are great, three and your in heaven, but four and your going to be sick.) I guess what I am trying to figure out is if running to the bathroom every half hour and is worth it and I wonder if there are any other downsides I haven't yet discovered.

Maybe I'm just being a bit paranoid and it really isn't as bad as seems. Uh-oh..... gotta go..... my bladder is full again!
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    I don't think you can ever have too much water. Water is so so good for you, and think of your bathroom trips as rinse cycles for your innards. :o) You're getting rid of all of the bad stuff in your body. Your body will soon get used to having the extra amount of water and you won't have to go so often. Anyway, so here's something that I did at one time (and need to start doing again!), and it really helped me get lots of water in every day. I would fill a 32 oz glass with water in the morning after breakfast, and I would make myself drink the whole thing before I could have my snack, then fill it again and drink the whole thing before lunch, then fill it again and drink the whole thing before the next snack, and so on. At one time I was drinking 160 oz every day! Which is great! You feel better, look better, lose weight faster, feel fuller, eat really is a win/win! Good luck!
    4780 days ago
    I've learned that I should cut off the water about 2 hours before bedtime or I am up and down all night! Don't forget that there is water in foods, so maybe you don't need quite so much? You could also work up to that amount. I seem to come in at about 10-12 cups a day. When I miss it, I really see a difference on the scale! It always goes up about a pound or two. Once I drink my water, it goes back down!

    Good Luck!
    4780 days ago
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