3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Lightbulb Well-Designed Water Calculator!

Stumbled upon this today and was really impressed! It takes tons of things into consideration, from the possibility of pregnancy/breastfeeding to the humidity and temperature around you, to calculate how much water you need to drink today. I hope you find it helpful!

http://nutrition.about.com/library/b...calculator.htm
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 08-27-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
wanna b thin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 367

S/C/G: 275/202/140

Height: 5'2"

Default

That was interesting Laurie, thanks.
__________________
Sharon



One dancing carrot for every 5 lbs. lost since my restart, at 221 lbs on 1/5/2009.
wanna b thin is offline  
Old 08-27-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Barb0522's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Richardson, Texas USA
Posts: 4,013

Default

It put me at 64 ounces of water (not from food). I did answer that I am not in a hot climate because I will be inside today and I'm just going from one air conditioned environment to another.
__________________
Barbara - Started South Beach 5/22/4 Restarting 8/15/16
HW/SW/CW/GW -230/213/195/140

Barb0522 is offline  
Old 08-27-2007, 11:44 AM   #4
Come on Spring!
 
Ruthxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Delta, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 26,754

S/C/G: 232/177/153

Height: 5'0" on a tall day

Default

Sheesh! I need 12 8 oz glasses daily! That's hard for me to do but it's a goal.
__________________
Change isnít easy. But if you donít change, you stay the same, and whereís the fun in that?
Ruthxxx is offline  
Old 08-27-2007, 11:57 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Kim_Star060404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Far East, Texas
Posts: 2,143

S/C/G: 214/210/164

Height: 5'0"

Default

It put me at 15.81 8 oz. glasses for the day. Ummmm, I'm going to go with: not possible! Jeez! I'll shoot for 10 8 oz. glasses today!
__________________
Kim_Star060404 is offline  
Old 08-28-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
cottagebythesea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Philly suburbs
Posts: 9,890

S/C/G: 186/147/135

Height: 5'1"

Default

Mine said I should drink 63oz. of water a day, that's pretty easy, now I just have to DO it!
__________________
Live simply
Laugh often
Wine alot
cottagebythesea is offline  
Old 08-29-2007, 10:41 AM   #7
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Makes me want to drink more water with meals...though I really would miss having something with flavor. I do ask for water with lemon at most restaurants.

I find it so much easier to get my water in when I'm at work...I just have my water bottle next to me and sip from it continuously. At home I find much more interesting things to drink or I don't have my water with me...or I'm busy doing stuff. Need to figure out a better way to get my water in at home!

Mine said I had 90+ oz to drink, since I was planning on exercising for a 1/2 hour. That's a lot!
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 08-29-2007, 10:44 AM   #8
Member
 
afb0407's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 92

Default

WOW i need to drink a WHOLE lot of water!!!! lol!!! thanks for the site!! it is great!!!
__________________
afb0407 is offline  
Old 08-30-2007, 10:12 AM   #9
Ready to Change
 
little chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: saint john new brunswick canada
Posts: 2,306

S/C/G: 170/160/125

Height: 5 ft

Default

Good lord I need to drink 2 litres of water a day..... I don't even like water. This is a goal I need to work on.
__________________






"The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for."
little chick is offline  
Old 08-30-2007, 10:34 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
MarinePrincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 378

S/C/G: 350/ticker/250

Height: 5'7.5"

Default

Just a word of warning: it is possible to drink too much water. It's called water poisoning. I have no idea just how much is too much, but be careful!

I'd think a standard 64 oz. a day + 12 oz. for each 30 minutes of exercise would be a good middle road.
__________________
I can't lose 100 pounds, but I can lose 10 pounds 10 times...

MarinePrincess is offline  
Old 08-30-2007, 03:08 PM   #11
Allie
 
charolastra00's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jewniversity
Posts: 366

S/C/G: 225/210/135

Height: 5'5''

Default

It has me drinking less than I already drink- only 3 liters after food. :P I normally drink around 4 with quite a bit of that coming from green, white, and herbal teas. Moving into my dorm, my friends all gawked at my tea collection (I'm at 7 tins of loose leaf, 4 boxes of bagged, about 100 random bags my grandmother gave me, plus all manners of scoops, mugs, and tea balls) but it gets the job done! So does having a sink in my room...
__________________


charolastra00 is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 02:38 PM   #12
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

charolastra, I'm the same with with tea, only my collection takes up about three shelves...I probably have over 20 kinds of looseleaf tea and at least 15 boxes of bagged, maybe more. It's such an addiction, isn't it???

You know, my understanding about water poisoning is that it is only a danger if you drink a ton of water at once (that's how the college students died--during a hazing incident that involved chugging water) or if you aren't eating but are sweating and are losing a lot of salt--then you get into a condition where the water is diluting the amount of salt in your body and you get sick. Apparently, this used to happen if people drank water while working hard in the factories, so they were banned from drinking anything at work! Isn't that crazy? Now you can either eat salt, drink something with salt and electrolytes, or, in extreme cases, take salt pills. As long as we're all eating during the day and not drinking all our water at once, we shouldn't have any chance of getting sick, I believe. I'll look around and see if I can find anything online...
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 02:42 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,350

Default

Water poisoning is becoming increasingly common in marathons, especially among slower and first-time marathoners. That's people who are out there for five or six hours, so their water problems aren't coming from drinking all at once and in a run that long, they're taking in food/salt as well.
MariaMaria is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 02:43 PM   #14
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Okay, here we go: http://www.erowid.org/culture/health...oisoning.shtml

Basically what I was saying, but much clearer! They suggest eating salty snacks to help you balance things out if you are drinking huge amounts of water. Honestly, I'd assume that meant drinking gallons a day, not liters. But do make sure you eat and drink the water steadily throughout the day, not all at once!
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 03:04 PM   #15
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MariaMaria View Post
Water poisoning is becoming increasingly common in marathons, especially among slower and first-time marathoners. That's people who are out there for five or six hours, so their water problems aren't coming from drinking all at once and in a run that long, they're taking in food/salt as well.
Good point, Maria! The thing with runners is that they are losing tons of salt through sweat and it's hard to replace that as quick as they are losing it unless they are taking salt pills or drinking only things like Gatorade. I'm not sure about all runners, but the ones I know usually consume things during the race like energy gel, which doesn't have tons of salt. Not sure...but it seems like the problem exists mainly in runners who are new to marathons (assuming they take a lot longer to run the race) and are also drinking too much water during the race. Here's another article just about marathons and water poisoning:
http://www.waterindustry.org/hyponatremia.htm

It's good to be cautious, but letting a fear of water poisoning keep you from consuming a normal amount of water would be a shame. I liked this calculator especially because it was taking so many specific things into account, such as your amount of exercise, the dryness of weather in your area, whether you'd be outside, whether you're pregnant, etc. in calculting your water needs for the day.
__________________
beachgal is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 PM.



Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2