Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2010, 07:35 PM   #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
redumbrella1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 47

S/C/G: 335/T/160

Height: 5'8

Default Daily Water

I was told that you should drink half of your weight in water. That is, take your weight, divide by two, and drink that many ounces of water. That would mean I would need to drink 160 ounces a day. This is a LOT of water. I tried one day but just felt water logged. Maybe I tried to drink it too fast (I didn't want to drink a lot at night for fear that I would wake up every 2 hours...), so I tried to drink more during the day. I didn't feel well though, (thought I might throw up from it all) and I only got to about 120 ounces.

I'm just wondering if anybody else has had this same experience? It seems counter intuitive to me....I'm not exactly sure how drinking more water will help lost more weight? Anyone know the health aspects behind that?

My new plan is try to slooowly increase my water (not go from 60 ounces a day to 160).
redumbrella1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2010, 08:40 PM   #2  
Senior Member
 
neonwildflower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Quebec City, QC
Posts: 316

S/C/G: 330/274/200

Height: 5'8"

Default

When I spoke to my doctor he said that that algorithm made sense, but wasn't necessarily practical for people upwards of 250lbs. We agreed that the approx. 100oz I was aiming for every day made sense... more if I'm highly active, of course.
neonwildflower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2010, 10:37 PM   #3  
TEAM CUPID & BL BLUE TEAM
 
JackieHollow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 392

S/C/G: 306/see ticker/153

Height: 5'3

Default

I try to shoot for 160 oz of water, but it's the ONLY thing I drink. I don't always make it but am happy if I have 100 or above.
JackieHollow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2010, 10:41 PM   #4  
Moderator
 
Heather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,704

S/C/G: 295/225/back to Onederland

Height: 5'5"

Default

I've never really worried about water. I do make sure to drink when I'm hot or exercising to stay hydrated, but that's all I do to focus on it. There's a lot of fluid in a lot of our foods, and everything else we drink.

That said, I don't think there's anything wrong with drinking water!
Heather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 09:32 AM   #5  
Endeavor to Persevere
 
thinmintintraining's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lenoir, NC
Posts: 304

S/C/G: 386/see ticker/200

Height: 5'7"

Default

I found this site to be quite interesting! I do have agree with the others in that I think 100oz a day is a pretty good goal to aim for. Of course you will need more water when you exercise and things like that...

http://www.health-benefit-of-water.c...ing-water.html
thinmintintraining is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 03:20 PM   #6  
Senior Member
 
AmbieP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Utah
Posts: 121

S/C/G: 381/tracker/175

Height: 5'9

Default

I don't think I would be able to move if I drank half of my weight in water!!! I do a minimum of 64 ounces a day. Has anyone heard about jump starting your body in the morning by drinking a quart of warm water with lemon first thing in the morning then waiting 45 minutes to eat or drink anything else? If it might really work I can try it but that is a long time to wait for my coffee!!!!!
AmbieP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Daily Water Intake bunny43 Weight Loss Support 23 08-05-2008 06:30 PM
Daily Water Intake... Michelle 100 lb. Club 13 05-09-2006 07:45 AM


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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:01 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.