That’s about the same as what I do and what I’ve found doesn’t have me in the restroom all day. There’s some extra fluids on training days (5 per week) with my pre and occasional post workout drinks as well.I refill a 32oz (1 litre) water bottle about 3-4 times then I’ll have water with meals so around a gallon
Well that formula doesn't seem like too bad of a formula with me at 214 it would be 107oz of water a day so still less than a gallon. While I don't think that needs to be my minimum based on activity level and or sweating it is probably not likely to cause me any electrolyte loss issues. Especially since I do not make any effort to limit sodium, and make an effort to get in 3500mg of potassium. However some people get into excess, I just auto regulate based on urine being a very light yellow.as far as I know, that is an excessive amount of water unless you're specifically trying to do something or are on a cycle. @MrKleen73 hit the nail on the head. Glassman had started posting a ton of new research on (I think it's called) Hyponutremia? or something like that. Basically the pitfalls of drinking TOO MUCH water. I feel like @Hyde is the other scientist around here that may have more to offer.
But to answer your question I probably barely hit a gallon a day. probably right at a gallon if you include 2 cups of coffee, a redbull, etc. If my pee is yellowing, I drink more water. I do keep gatorade zero in stock (costco boxes of like 20) and will often grab one in the morning on my way to work, especially if I've been drinking booze.
FWIW if you are going to provide a formula you need to use units. While it may seem obvious to some that this is pounds and ounces, not everyone uses those as their standard measurements.As a rule of thumb, the MINIMUM amount of water you should drink is = weight/2. Other factors may require a lot more than that.
Excellent point, thank you. Yes, the individual's body weight in pounds/2 = minimum number ounces of water per day.FWIW if you are going to provide a formula you need to use units. While it may seem obvious to some that this is pounds and ounces, not everyone uses those as their standard measurements.
That said that used to be the easy guideline I'd give people if they really needed a water number to shoot for. Also aiming for half your bodyweight in pounds as ounces drank per day can be a good first goal for someone new to the health realm as a way to gauge what level of other info they may be ready to tackle and a way to gauge their own actual readiness for change.
I bring a 1 gallon jug to work with me every day and drink it between 7am and 5pm, on top of that il drink 2 coffees, il have another 20oz water intra workout, and il have another 16-32 oz of various beverages before I go to bed, it's usually a flavored water or diet soda with dinner and some lactose free milk after dinner with my dessert or last meal depending on the day.How much water do you drink per day? Gallon per day? Glass per hour? 8 8oz cups per day?
I used to drink 2 gallons per day, but obviously the too much. Now I average about 10 8oz cups per day.
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