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 10-28-2009, 05:39 AM #1 ~Veronica~     Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Arlington, TX Posts: 579 S/C/G: 277/264/252 Height: 5'8" Age:26 My 3FC Diet Blog Water Calculator! So I just ran across this hydration calculator. It makes you put in your weight, asks how long you exercise, and a few other questions and it tells you how much water you should drink a day! I thought it was pretty cool. It seems to be a more exact answer than just the basic 8 glasses a day...because really glasses come in all shapes and sizes so how much is really a "glass"? My results were: "138.5 ounces of water today, or 4.2 liters. If you eat a healthy diet, about 20 percent of your water may come from the foods you eat. If you eat a healthy diet you can drink 110.8 ounces of water today, or 3.3 liters." Thats like WAY more than Ive been drinking! I need to get on the ball! Check yours out at, nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm , if youre interested! =) Sorry, its late and I cant sleep and Im a bit rambly! lol __________________ Crazy nursing school student, wife, and mommy to an active 1 year old! Highest weight: 277 Starting weight: 268 1st Mini Goal: 5% & 252 "No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.” -Bill Phillips
 10-28-2009, 05:44 AM #2 Junior Member   Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Wellington, New Zealand Posts: 21 S/C/G: 186/179/130 Height: 5'6" That's really helpful! You're right, 8 glasses of water per day is very vague. BTW, does this mean you exercise lots and lots? Must go plug my specifications in and see what it says....
 10-28-2009, 06:55 AM #3 Here we go again...     Join Date: May 2006 Location: MN Posts: 1,209 S/C/G: 176/ticker/155 Height: 5'5"/ 65 in For me, it says I'm supposed to drink 2 - 2.5 liters of water daily. That works out to 2 bottles of aquafina (34 fl. oz = 1 L), which I manage to consume. Woohoo! I'm on target. This link is really useful, thanks for posting it VernDern! __________________
 10-28-2009, 07:00 AM #4 Registered Nut     Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: USA Posts: 722 S/C/G: 325/325/150 Height: 5'6" I say just go by your urine color to determine if you're staying well hydrated or not
 10-28-2009, 07:03 AM #5 Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2003 Location: Wausau, WI Posts: 13,383 S/C/G: SW:394/310/180 Height: 5'6" Do you know who designed the calculcator? I would be suspicious of it's accuracy. If you're on any medications, but especially blood pressure medications or diuretics, talk to your doctor before drinking more than 3 liters a day (and count all beverages, including coffee - it is not nearly as dehydrating as is often claimed - you do not have to drink extra water to compensate for coffee because most of the water in the coffee is used by your body just fine). Water overdose (a potentially life-threatening condition, also called water poisoning, water intoxication, and hyponutremia) is rare, but if you're on blood pressure medications (even a small dose), unfortunately not that rare. __________________ My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer) http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them! Last edited by kaplods; 10-28-2009 at 07:05 AM.
 10-28-2009, 07:13 AM #6 Registered Nut     Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: USA Posts: 722 S/C/G: 325/325/150 Height: 5'6" yes also if you have CHF or severe edema you should ask your dr. what your water intake should be.
 10-28-2009, 07:13 AM #7 Registered Nut     Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: USA Posts: 722 S/C/G: 325/325/150 Height: 5'6" My readout said I should have 5.5 liters... I don't think so!!
 10-28-2009, 07:22 AM #8 Just Yr Everyday Chick     Join Date: May 2004 Location: Florida Posts: 10,491 S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some Height: 5'3" A "glass" means an 8 oz. glass. I aim for 64 ounces a day from drinking water (the 8 8-oz. glass rule). That plus other beverages and food gives me about what the calculator said. Jay __________________ "My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama
 10-28-2009, 08:01 AM #9 Moderator     Join Date: Sep 2005 Posts: 10,704 S/C/G: 295/225/back to Onederland Height: 5'5" I actually don't worry about water. The research all suggests that between our food and other liquids we do pretty well at staying hydrated (and would likely know if we weren't). And of course it's important to stay hydrated! Many people like to drink lots of water for other reasons, as well. It helps keep them full, for example. __________________ My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences
 10-28-2009, 10:54 AM #10 Senior Member     Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Florida Posts: 489 S/C/G: 198/128/138 Height: 5'7 Cool link, thanks! My said 92 oz which is right around what I drink.
 10-28-2009, 10:58 AM #11 Jessica, Becoming Me     Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Fields of Glass Posts: 567 S/C/G: 260 / 199 / 150 Height: 5' 6" | MG: 185 It looks to me like the calculator is mostly using this basic rule of thumb: half your weight in ounces a day. That's what I already aim for - and succeed in drinking. ^^
 10-28-2009, 11:17 AM #12 Member     Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: East Coast Posts: 30 Height: 5' 3" Good to know, thanks for the link. I confess I do not enjoy drinking water, even though I use a Brita filter. Sometimes I add a splash of juice to change the taste. But at home I do keep a cup at my desk with a straw and make it a "task" to finish it while I work.
 10-28-2009, 11:25 AM #13 CanadianVeggie     Join Date: May 2009 Location: Canada Posts: 2,202 S/C/G: 207.7/207.7/150 Height: 5'6" 2.6 L for me - which is just about how much I already drink __________________ **Weight Loss Journey Began July 22, 2013** 1st Goal - Reach 199lbs
 10-28-2009, 11:25 AM #14 Paleo-ish Girl     Join Date: Mar 2005 Location: Chicago, IL Posts: 942 S/C/G: 255.5/174/160 Height: 5'6" My 3FC Diet Blog I need 146 ounces a day. It seems high, but I suppose it's right since I'm also breastfeeding. __________________ Next Goal - 167.0 pounds (BMI 27) 88.5 pounds lost Lovin' the Paleo diet. Meat, veggies and more energy than ever. Success! A bit more to lose, but I met my big goal.
 10-28-2009, 02:52 PM #15 Senior Member     Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Jax Florida/Chicago Posts: 779 Height: 5'11 I drink almost 4-6 liters a day and I only need about 3 go me! I love water though so I have never really had any problems drinking a ton of it. It doesnt help that I have to run to the bathroom every 5 min though haha. __________________ Goal: