I could try to cut down but if there is not much doing I use the water to try to fill a food void, on weekends I find it really difficult and probably drink even more water, plenty of trips to the loo! I was just concerned when I heard the story (rumour) about the stones
I don't think too much water causes them as such, just that if you didn't know you had them, and then was drinking vast amounts of water, you would in effect be flushing them out your kidneys.
Last year I was drinking loads more water than I am now ( I drink between 2-3 litres now), and I collapsed with kidney pain. Was taken in my ambulance to hospital and the doctors all said it was as a result of upping the amount of water I drink ( I was drinking about 6 litres a day). They never did say for definate if I had a kidney stone. And since I reduced the amount of water I drink I've not had that awful renal pain either
It is true re gallstones, VLCDs increase the risk I'm afraid. As for drinking too much water - it is true that this could flush all your salts away BUT have you seen the salt levels in the packs AND in bottled water?? I think it is unlikely therefore that you could actually become unwell drinking 5 - 6 litres a day , but the point is that you don't need to and probably shouldn't.
It's got nothing to do with water intake. Its can be caused by a number of things (including a fatty diet!) but water most deafinately isn't one of them.
LOL don't mean to make fun shotshog but you seem to be very paranoid about your water intake!
Thanks for that :thankyou:, I will try to reduce the volume of water, but it has become a bit of a comforter. I do not drink much of the bottled water, perhaps I could have a bacon sandwich to keep up the salt levels