How much water

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  1. suemal

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    How much water should i be drinking a day.3 litres down and its only 2 o'clock.Is that too much,should i slow it down?
     
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    I did 5 litres on Monday and about 6 yesterday. I'm nearing the end of my 4th today but i'm drinking it quicker today because i didn't want seemingly 50 trips to the loo when i go to bed.
    I've heard from Icemoose that drinking over 10 is dangerous as it dilutes your essential body salts, so i'm aiming for about 6.
     
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    I was worried about drinking too much as i'd heard about people getting really ill with a high water intake.
     
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    I'm only drinking about 2-2.5 litres, but usually have my packs in 2 so have more water in those.
     
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    I don't think i'm going to be going over 6L to be honest because i'm worried about that too, but I've felt fine on how much i'm drinking so far.
     
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    I like to aim and stick at 4 ltrs a day. I also dilute the shakes with 400 mls of water. I also like to get my water intake done by 7pm so I am not up and down to the toilet in the night.

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    The official line is 2.25L

    I usually have around 5L per day



     
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    I stick too 4 lts.
     
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    2.5 litres is the official minimum (that's 4 pints) but I know that on Lighterlife folks there are advised to drink 4 litres a day.

    However, I think what you currently weigh has to come into this as well. The more you weigh to start with, the more water you need--not rocket science, I think :) But the nearer to a healthy BMI figure you get, I think you can safely reduce the amount of water that you're drinking nearer to the minimum 2.5 litres.

    One thing that you must do is space water consumption out evenly over the day. Gulping down half a litre at a time isn't particularly helpful to your body--it just triggers a hormone which causes you to pee it straight out and more, leaving you dehydrated--strange but true!
     
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    I vary day to day depending on where I am/what I'm doing but aim for about 4 or so. You can get ill from water poisoning if you drink too much, but I think you'd have to drink a helluva lot more than the CD recommended minimum intake. I know Wiki is hardly the most reliable source, but it does echo the 10 litres as a trigger point mentioned above: Water intoxication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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