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Old 09-16-2007, 04:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My philosophy on water is to drink until you are not thirsty. Your body is generally a good gauge of how much you need.

If you are thirsty, drink water. Then, when you're not thirsty anymore, stop drinking water.

With that philosophy, I have never been underhydrated or overhydrated. I generally drink about 3-4 litres of water a day (a little more during the summer, when I do training in the heat), and that works just fine.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My philosophy on water is to drink until you are not thirsty. Your body is generally a good gauge of how much you need.

If you are thirsty, drink water. Then, when you're not thirsty anymore, stop drinking water.

With that philosophy, I have never been underhydrated or overhydrated. I generally drink about 3-4 litres of water a day (a little more during the summer, when I do training in the heat), and that works just fine.
Generally when you are feeling thirsty you are already in the early stages of dehydration. Best thing to do is monitor you water intake compared to how much you sweat and weight loss.
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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That's right, the first sign of thirst means the body is 2% dehydrated. 15% water loss is right about where people die from dehydration. If your body is about 60% water, and you weigh 200lbs, 2 percent is about 38oz (or 2.4 lbs). Like these guys have already mentioned, drinking more than your body needs usually ends up being excreted by the body. You'd have to try really hard in order to over-hydrate yourself.
Oh, and the brain is 85% water, so you can see how dehydration can cause dizziness, dimmed vision, drowsiness, etc.

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Old 09-22-2007, 04:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I drink about 2 and half to 4 gallons daily. I'm a 204 pound workout nut, with 1g per pound (usually) of bw protein, a medication that requires more water, and I just love water. I've drank freaky amounts since I was a little kid. lol. and never have had trouble.

I don't mind the few extra piss trips, I have a strong bladder from all these years and as long as I piss clear or close to it. Means very few toxins. Fine by me.
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