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How Much Is Too Much??


Cambridge Consultant
I personally dont think water is bad... (someone else might know otherwise). I have heard that you should spread it out over the course of the day rather than having it all in one go..
I try and have 3 to 4 litres a day some days are easier than others.
Hiya there is a lot of evidence that shows that too much water in your body at one time can be very dangerous... you only have to google it...
The problem happens when we drink so much water, are kidneys have no time to extract nutrients passing through them and then they get flushed away with the water when we pee.
Drinking too much water without peeing is alos very dangerous!
We all have an amount we can drink that is right for us... If i go much about 3litres, I start to get dizzy and feel quite odd, others on here drink 5 litres a day.
CD advises 2.5 litres on top of water for shakes, (think this is right) you may be able to have more than this... just sip through the day, ensure you have your minimum amount and if you feel ok that you're having more, go for it...


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As others have said, in a way, it's not how much you're drinking - it's how fast. Gulping down a litre of water in 10 minutes is not the same as drinking that litre over the course of a couple of hours. Sipping slowly is a much better idea.

The other thought that springs to mind is how much you weigh. Stands to reason that the bigger you are, the more water your body can take. :)

If you're managing quite happily on 4 litres and are having no adverse effects, I see no reason to stop.

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