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  1. LVLLM

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    How much water should we drink per day?
    I try and get at least 3 litres plain water per day plus about 4 big black coffees and 1/2 litre before work with my berocca.

    I have read that if you drink too much your body retains it aswell.
    Are there any articles out there that say how much we should drink?
     
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    God..I struggle with 2 litres :(

    I know with lipotrim you have to have at least 2, its very similar ie you're in ketosis....so maybe thats the minimum?
     
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    well ive had one cup of tea this morning, large glass of water with berocca, 2 large cups black coffee and a litre and half of water. been to the toilet 4 times since 9am . please be fat coming out!
     
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    I can just about manage the 2 litres and then there is usually 3 coffees on top of this .My problem is i am coming and going on school runs ,swimming etc and if there is no loo near i have to curtail my water intake. I am very bad so far today ,must pick it up a gear.
     
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    I fill a 2 litre bottle up and leave it in the fridge - but don't always get through it :)
     
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    I count everything - some days most of my fluid intake is in the form of black coffees and fizzy drinks (like today) but I always hit about 3L.

    LOL (or should that be PMSL?) at the wee being fat coming out Vicky!
     
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    are we allowed caffeine in induction!? x
     
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    The book says no, I think mainly because it can trigger carb cravings in some people. I've been caffeine free for years so don't really know!
     
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    I drink about 8 pints of water a day, plus a few mugs of green tea and the occasional decaf coffee.
     
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    I used to drink 5 litres a day... now I'm struggling to hit 3! x
     
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    That's because of your weight loss Linz, I drank way more when I was on induction.

    There used to be a formulae, but I can't recall it, something like a pint per 20lbs of body weight a day?
     
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    Oh really Jim... well you learn something new everyday! Thats very interesting. xx
     
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    thanks peeps.
    Caffeinated is ok on the new atkins and i havent cut out caffiene this time.
    plus I googled and if you are 160lb you should drink 8 oz glasses per day and 9 if 180lb etc etc
    so i should drink about 2 litres but more if i exercise.
     
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    I can never think of fluids in ounces somehow.
     
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    me neither JIM - litres for me!
     
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    LOL, I'm old I think in pints, quarts and gallons love. :)
     
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    LOL! thats old ;)
     
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    Your point is! LOL, ah well, it was all furlongs, chains and £, S and D when I was a lad.
     
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    Oh arr, I were indeed. :D
     
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