Originally Posted by peachiee77
Freelancemomma - I've always heard that you should never feel thirsty and if you do it's a sign that you're already dehydrated. I know you're supposed to have 8 glasses of water a day (64 ounces in a day maybe?!) and more depending on your weight, activity level, etc.
that's what my understanding is anyways. Anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
If it helps, from CNN
A new report throws water on the long-held belief that eight glasses of water a day is good for your health.
That just doesn't hold water, according to doctors at the University of Pennsylvania, CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.
"If you're thirsty, drink," said Dr. Stanley Goldfarb. "If you're not thirsty, you needn't drink."
The researchers looked at all of the studies out there and found no evidence that drinking lots of water has lots of benefits.
Some common misconceptions, as told by passers-by:
•It cleans all the toxins that are in your body.
•Your body weight divided by two, that's how many fluid ounces you should at least be bringing in.
•Drinking water improves your skin tone.
Even if it flushes out toxins, sometimes I wonder if I drink WAYY too much, I'll flush out the good stuff along with the bad stuff haha.