View Poll Results: How many cups of water do you drink per day?
1 or 2 7 15.91%
2-4 2 4.55%
4-6 9 20.45%
6-8 9 20.45%
8+! 17 38.64%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

How much water do you drink daily?

timely thread. during the week at work i drink water and tea w/out sweetener all day. i was drinking coffee at work but this week i'm trying to cut out the coffee because i don't like it unless it's loaded with sugar and creamer.

i'm trying to drink more water and green tea. i have the cutest little sigg bottle that i try to fill up and drink on my drive in, while i'm at work and fill up for my drive home. i exercise so i sweat a lot but i don't really drink while i workout.

i'm still taking a prenatal and i think the iron has made me sort of constipated so i'm trying to drink more water. plus i hope it helps my skin and waistline. i'm trying to reduce my sugar intake drastically for numerous reasons.
a dreamy pisces
please recycle, it matters...
i change lives...through fitness
i'm more relaxed being natural
I do not rely on thirst to drink liquids because by the time you are thirsty your body is already dehydrated. It is better to have liquids throughout the day instead of relying on thirst because for some people the thirst mechanism does not kick in until they are extremely dehydrated.
Originally Posted by iara
ITA.
Originally Posted by yagottaloveyacurls
I second this. But honestly, for myself, it could be that I am ignoring the signs that I need to get up and get something to drink. I know that when I am at work, for instance, I have to make a very conscious effort to drink water because there have been times when I have gone entire days only drinking one or two cups without even realizing it; and then I end up with painful bladder issues
I voted 8 or more. I am nursing right now and I drink a ton of water. But sometimes I still feel like I can't quench my thirst.
3 something
fotki pw: sunday
rainshower's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 6,000
as long as my urine is clear to no darker than lemonade, i feel that i'm adequately hydrated.
"Dogs stink too, but I like dog stink." ~ rileyb

I do not rely on thirst to drink liquids because by the time you are thirsty your body is already dehydrated. It is better to have liquids throughout the day instead of relying on thirst because for some people the thirst mechanism does not kick in until they are extremely dehydrated.
Originally Posted by iara
thats totally how i am. i actually have to remind myself to drink something, anything, at least once a day. ive literally gone days without drinking anything because i simply dont get thirsty. which is kind of weird.

but ive recently tried to stick to "the drink half your body weight in ounces" formula for drinking water. i cant stand water, so i usually have to force myself to drink it. so far so good!
oddly i had a dream when i fell asleep on the couch fri night that i was drinking water and i could not satisfy my thirst. i drank 5 glasses in a row (i remembered that number for some reason)....hmm what does that mean?
a dreamy pisces
please recycle, it matters...
i change lives...through fitness
i'm more relaxed being natural
I usually drink 6-8 cups on a work day. I count tea in there, but I don't drink more than two cups of tea a day, and usually only one has caffeine. But, like others have said, I don't drink nearly as much on the weekend. Unless I'm working out, in which case I guzzle it down.

Whether or not I "need" it, I always feel better when I keep up with my 6-8 cups/ day.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

fotki pw= crrrls
I usually drink 6-8 per day. Some days I drink more than 8, though.


.
Northern Colombia.
This thread inspired me to guzzle down a 16.9 oz of bottled water. Ahhhhhh!

I usually only get 1-2 cups of liquids a day. I'm bad about that. I get severely dehydrated-- headaches, fatique-- and I still forget to drink.
I need to drink more...even if it's just 4 cups a day.
Well, that 16.9 oz count as 2 cups and I averaged maybe a cup earlier today. If soda counts (which I rarely drink, but did have one today with my hamburger), then I got another cup (averaging...it was larger than a cup but I didn't drink it all either).
I don't think I could keep up with the 8 cups of water a day rule, so I'm glad it's not really true.
My goal is to at least drink a little more than I usually do. If I can do that, then I'll move up from there.
That's right, I said it! I wear scrunchies!!

I am a sulfate washing, cone slabbing, curly lovin' s.o.b. The CG police haven't caught me yet.


3a/3b
Speckla
Guest
Posts: n/a
6-8 glasses.

2 cups of coffee in the morning
sip on 32 oz of powerade during the day
nothing but water once I get home from work.

drink more if your urine is too dark.
drink less if your urine is too light.

some meds will change the color and some vitamins will make it bright yellowish/orange.

Last edited by Speckla; 11-10-2008 at 03:53 PM.
Water 1 or 2 if that some days.

Other stuff more then I could count, but definitely more then 8. I am always drinking something. I'm trying to drink more water, my milk consumption is getting a bit much.
Originally Posted by maria_i
Regardless, I know that I feel better when I drink more water. I also know that if I relied on thirst only, I would not drink water. When I followed just my thirst level, I felt worse and had more frequent headaches and chronic kidney/bladder infections.

So I can read 20 articles about how it isn't necessary (and God knows there's another 20, if not more, that say the opposite ) but I choose to go on my own personal experience. And my own personal experience is that I feel way better when I drink water.
I feel more mental clarity and physical relaxation when I drink a lot. I don't keep track though so I'm not sure how to answer the poll.

I usually fill my mug with green tea or chamomile tea in the morning and keep drinking it throughout the day, refilling it when I reach the bottom and reusing the same teabag all day.
I go through 2-3 L of water a day--because I'm constantly thirsty! I take a prescription drug that has frequent thirst as a side effect.
Name: FeedYourHead's Hair

Description: 3B/Corkicelli/Fiii/BSL/light ash brown (colored)/CG since 2008

Likes: V05 Freesia as a co-wash, AOHR, Jessicurl RR & CCSS, banana hair masks, honey
Dislikes: Hairbrushes () and harsh detergents ()

Trending Topics


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 On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com