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    I was wondering how much water most of your drink a day? I always heard the best way to no if your hydrated is by the color of your urine. I drinnk up 2 gallons a day, and I only weigh around 155lbs. I was wondering if this is over kill. If I dont drink a shiit load of water I get head aches. Do some people need more water than others?

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    I drink at least a gallon of water usually 1.5 a day, not including any other drinks.
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    I usually sit around a gallon a day
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    I usually sit around a gallon a day
    Same.
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    I know this will raise some eye brows, but I am lucky if I get a half gallon. I have been this way for years, it is hard for me to drink water. I have to set timers to remind me to drink water. I know, I know, but I am working on getting better at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNRanger View Post
    I know this will raise some eye brows, but I am lucky if I get a half gallon. I have been this way for years, it is hard for me to drink water. I have to set timers to remind me to drink water. I know, I know, but I am working on getting better at it.
    As long as you're not thirsty, no point in drinking.
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    I usually drink half a gallon when working out so a gallon is easy. I buy a gallon of water jug and just refill it every day becuase the water is drinkable out of the tap here, its great. Its easy to keep track on how much you drink also
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    a gallon +. once i drink my gallon container during the day i just use a normal cup so idk exact amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MEH89 View Post
    I was wondering how much water most of your drink a day? I always heard the best way to no if your hydrated is by the color of your urine. I drinnk up 2 gallons a day, and I only weigh around 155lbs. I was wondering if this is over kill. If I dont drink a shiit load of water I get head aches. Do some people need more water than others?
    The headaches are a good measure of whether or not you drank enough water the day before. I usually drink about a gallon a day but recently I started to get headaches and the last few days I've been slamming down close to 2 gallons.

    I forgot that Jacked has creatine in it and thats the only change I've made in my nutrition/supps so that must be it and it makes sense. Whenevr I'm on creatine I have to keep my water intake close to 2 gallons.
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    1 gallon a day on a normal day. If I have a busy shift at work, I can sometimes hit nearly 3 gallons. Generally speaking, I rarely ever go over 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omen View Post
    As long as you're not thirsty, no point in drinking.
    Omen, one never knows what you will say sometimes, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omen View Post
    Same.
    Same here.

    To the OP...

    Hyponatremia.

    Not saying you have it, but be aware. And yes.... it can kill you.

    Excess water without electrolyte replenishment has all kinds of potential nasty consequences.

    Sodium - potassium exchange and sodium - calcium exchange are critical bio-chemical functions. Diluting your body with excess water and not enough replenishment of one of these minerals can induce severe muscle cramps on the basic level or cardiac arrest in severe cases.

    If you're gonna drink that much water, would probably be a good idea to mix in some gatorade, powerade, colloidal mineral supplement, etc...
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    So am I being paranoid about not drinking a lot of water? I grew up in the caribbean, and as hot as it is where I come from, I still did not drink a lot of water. Not sure how or why, but the only time I have been known for drinking a lot of water was when I was rucking or while I was in the middle east. I keep thinking that if I did not drink a gal min, I was hurting myself. At the gym in a 2 hr period I go thru 3 8oz bottles of water. Of topic, what are back pumps? Can not enough water cause it?
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    I have a gallon set for everyday.
    If I drink it all that's fine.
    If I don't no biggy.
    No point in drinking when you don't want to.
    The whole galon+ is overrated.
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    Yeah depends on my days I guess. Sometimes a gallon a day.. sometimes half. If anything I'm addicted to soda lol bad habit that I need to break
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    Water not including tea, 1+gal. Find myself going to the bathroom like clockwork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABNRanger View Post
    So am I being paranoid about not drinking a lot of water? I grew up in the caribbean, and as hot as it is where I come from, I still did not drink a lot of water. Not sure how or why, but the only time I have been known for drinking a lot of water was when I was rucking or while I was in the middle east. I keep thinking that if I did not drink a gal min, I was hurting myself. At the gym in a 2 hr period I go thru 3 8oz bottles of water. Of topic, what are back pumps? Can not enough water cause it?

    No, I don't believe you are paranoid. Your military and should know that in everyday life how much you drink is working for you then your good to go. If you get headaches, feel thirsty, lips, mouth are always dry then drink more. If not you don't need to. Remember you do get "H2O" from other drinks or foods like fruit etc. In the field or say in Iraq etc. especially in extremes such as hot deserts etc. drinking when you are thirsty puts you behind the curve. The amount of water your body looses in those conditions is faster than you can consume/process.

    I always joke with my marines when they fall out because of dehydration by saying.."water is a crutch, you don't need it"..lol
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    I try to get about a gallon to a gallon and half
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    I get 1-2 gallons a day, usually closer to 2. I keep a gallon of water by me and drink it through the day but I usually go through one in a few hours.
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    A gallon a day now that the weather is colder.
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