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Miranda Sierra 11-15-2009 03:27 AM

Water intake
Just wanna know your thoughts on how much water you should take in? I am the kind or person who just drinks when I am thirsty and I also make sure that my pee is at least clear. Is this good enough?

Mike ODonnell 11-15-2009 10:25 AM

If you eat plenty of whole foods that have water in them (fruits, vegetables, meat....yes meat has water inside, as try and dehydrate it and make jerky)....drinking here and there is fine. I tend to want to drink more water when I am low carb (drinking a gallon is easy on days like that)....and then not much on higher carb days.

People trying to lose weight may benefit from higher intake from a fact of trying to reduce natural water retention.

Chris Forbis 11-16-2009 04:16 AM

I find if I am drinking tea or water+ACV that I need to drink far least to satisfy my thirst. I pee less often (maybe twice during the work day) and it is more colorful. Were I to drink straight water, I need to drink about twice as much, I pee numerous times, and it is clear.

Frank Needham 11-16-2009 07:49 AM

Something that I've found by observation: If you notice any sensation of dryness in your mouth, then you are not properly hydrated. For me, this observation direclty correlates to other factors of recovery, like sleep. If you are curious, try the following experiment: Keep your water/fluid intake down to an absolute minimum (or even suspend intake for 16 hours) and see how you sleep. If I do this for even one day my sleep goes to hell along with recovery, of course. Once my fluid intake is upped again and my system reaches a properly hydrated state, sleep once again becomes deep and restful. Drink LOTS of water.

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