This Coming Saturday, I'd Like to Drink a Gallon of Water. What should I expect?

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    Mar 03, 2014 3:17 AM GMT
    128 ounces?

    I think I usually drink 40 ounces of water a day.

    Should I build up to it.

    How many times a week should I do this going forward?

    I'm 52. I get in the Sauna for 15 minutes on Saturday.

    In younger days, I was jogging and playing sports. I'm not jogging or playing sports for a minimum of two hours.
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    Mar 04, 2014 1:35 AM GMT
    I think for one of the 12 ounces, I'll add rice protein powder.
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    Mar 04, 2014 1:48 AM GMT
    I drink 2 gallons of water every day. I thought at first that it would be difficult, but you get used to it. I've seen a drop in body fat, my pants fit better, I have less headaches and I feel good all the time. Do it.
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    Mar 04, 2014 2:03 AM GMT
    stevenbrianp saidI drink 2 gallons of water every day. I thought at first that it would be difficult, but you get used to it. I've seen a drop in body fat, my pants fit better, I have less headaches and I feel good all the time. Do it.


    Okay, Stephen: I can get even more serious. You stepped up and blessed my vision which was too small.

    Thank you for the guidance. You have a great looking body. I want to be accountable to you with this effort, in addition, and first, being accountable to me.

    Thanks for being a model and inspiration for my initiative.

    Steve
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    Mar 04, 2014 2:12 AM GMT
    StephenOABC said
    stevenbrianp saidI drink 2 gallons of water every day. I thought at first that it would be difficult, but you get used to it. I've seen a drop in body fat, my pants fit better, I have less headaches and I feel good all the time. Do it.


    Okay, Stephen: I can get even more serious. You stepped up and blessed my vision which was too small.

    Thank you for the guidance. You have a great looking body. I want to be accountable to you with this effort, in addition, and first, being accountable to me.

    Thanks for being a model and inspiration for my initiative.

    Steve


    You're welcome. You do pee a lot, but its worth it.
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    Mar 10, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    5 ounces away from completing a gallon in two days (Sat. & Sunday).

    Bow of thanks. Pat my head.

    I can see that I can get better at this.
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    Mar 10, 2014 4:56 AM GMT
    Well, you can expect to not ever get called a thirsty bitch....that's for sure...lol
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    Mar 10, 2014 5:00 AM GMT
    Don't do it. Studies show that your stomach could explode.
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    Mar 10, 2014 6:53 AM GMT
    Be careful. There is such a thing as drinking too much water.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication
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    Mar 10, 2014 8:04 AM GMT
    Good!

    I try to get a gallon a day too.. It's not easy sometimes. I can't bring myself to carry around a gallon jug.. yet.
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    Mar 10, 2014 8:20 AM GMT
    If you're thirsty, drink. If you're not, don't drink. The "8 glasses a day" thing is apocryphal, as is the myth that if you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated.

    The human body would not have lasted in its present form for so many generations with an obvious malfunction like an inability to judge thirst.
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    Mar 11, 2014 2:12 AM GMT
    Have you ever seen someone in their 50s who retained fluid and leaked fluid? It's a terrible thing.

    I think the person I knew would have benefited from the advice that drinking a sufficient amount of water will reduce fluid retention.

    When I was at the health club this weekend, one of my acquaintances told me, "See that guy on the bicycle? He also drinks a gallon of water when he comes here." The guy was gorgeously fit.

    Water gets fluid (out of the lymphatic system?) .

    I wonder if it speeds metabolism. I guess it does since marathoners need it at some point. Without it they run out of energy/metabolism. Metabolism doesn't really = energy, but it's a factor of energy. I guess it helps the circulatory system.
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    Mar 11, 2014 2:17 AM GMT
    You probably should expect to pee every 15 mins
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    Mar 11, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    You know what happens to me?

    For every 12 ounce cup of high quality green tea I drink, according to how much I pee, it's like drinking 20 ounces of water.

    My ND a few years back told me I need high quality green tea. He also told me to drink Roibos tea. I can tell you, it would never have occurred to me to value Roibos tea, but I drink it now.

    I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE EXTRA PEE COMES FROM?

    Does it come out of my liver, out of my kidneys, out of my blood, out of my fat? (No, my body fat is not under 15%: so, maybe it's detoxing me.)

    One time when I had some sort of cold or flu, 1,000 units (mg?) of Vitamin C had me peeing more than the water I drank.

    What is the rule?

    When you detox what, you get more solid waste?
    When you detox what, you get more liquid waste/urine?

    I guess when you detox the bladder and the kidneys, you get more urine? When you detox the small and large intestines you get more solid waste?

    WAIT A SECOND: Look at what I just came across--fat in your blood? I thought fat was in muscle tissue not in the blood stream.

    Will you please advise how to get rid of fat in my blood, I am having a problem with my blood pressure because of my high cholesterol, also advise on reducing cholesterol. Thanks

    Hi, thanks for the question.

    Four ways to lower both cholesterol and fat in your blood.

    1: Reduce animal products to a minimum in your diet. Artery clogging saturated fat and cholesterol are mainly found in animal based foods. Anytime you replace an animal food for a plant based food you increase your chances to lower fat in blood and lower cholesterol.

    2: Exercise daily. Your lymph system pumps blood and removes fat, bile, and toxins from your system. A mini trampoline is one of the highest recommended exercises to get the lymph system pumping. 15 minutes on a mini trampoline has the same effect as half hour of cardio as far as lymph systems are concerned.

    3: Doing a detox program such as the full body cleanse from Dherbs.com. It is a proven system coupled with a raw food eating plan that will clean your system out and you will feel like new.

    4: Adhere to a low fat - high raw vegan diet. Literally no cholesterol at all and if you keep your fat intake low you will reduce and remove both of your issues. Average cholesterol for omnivores is 190. Vegetarians 160. Vegans 130.

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    Mar 11, 2014 2:42 AM GMT
    is 128 ounces of water not normal? I drink at least that much daily.
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:25 AM GMT
    you can expect to be running to the restroom frequently to piss
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:26 AM GMT
    xrichx saidBe careful. There is such a thing as drinking too much water.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication


    ^ This. Water intoxication is a thing, people.
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    "Liquid H2O is the sine qua non of life. Making up about 66 percent of the human body, water runs through the blood, inhabits the cells, and lurks in the spaces between. At every moment water escapes the body through sweat, urination, defecation or exhaled breath, among other routes. Replacing these lost stores is essential but rehydration can be overdone."

    Your body requires 2 quarts of water per day to function properly at peak performance. You can also obtain a portion of this by drinking beverages such as tea but want to limit the amount of natural (no added sugar) juices because of they are naturally high in sugars. Drink less than this amount and you could become dehydrated. You would only want to drink more than this amount if you were doing a detox and trying to flush toxins out of your body. However, as they say "to much of anything is bad for you and everything needs to be done in moderation." This also applies to water. Drinking too much water can lead to a condition known as water intoxication and to a related problem resulting from the dilution of sodium in the body, Hyponatremia, and they kidneys can not function to pass the water because there is such a low amount of sodium in the blood.

    So if you are going to flush toxins or drink large amounts of water, it is suggested that you space it out over the course of the day. Also, drink a sports drink to ensure your body's electrolytes and sodium are not dangerously diluted. And make sure that you are urinating. If you experience symptoms such as mental changes, headache, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, muscle spasms, and seizures. STOP drinking water and contact a medical professional.

    Another fun fact about drinking water. Studies show that drinking warm and or room temperature water is better for you. When you consume cold water your body must work (use energy/calories) to warm the water up to your core body temperature. For weight loss this might sound like a good thing but its minimal at about 5 calories per 8oz glass of cold water.
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:35 AM GMT
    if you drink that much tap water everyday, then expect your pineal gland to harden from all the fluoride in the water. you are all born with water in your pineal gland and if it hardens its not good for you. fluoride is put into the water supply. its best to find a fresh lake with pure water and obtain your water from that source. if you can find such a lake... let me know...lol.
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    Mar 11, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThe most up to date guideline nowadays is that you should drink enough water so that your urine is clear.

    A 5'7" person weighing only a mere 130lb is going to be impacted more by drinking a gallon of water compared to someone who is 6'4" and weighs 230lb.

    So I don't think everyone needs to drink a gallon.

    I think the most practical approach is to drink water so that your urine runs clear. I'm not a registered dietician but many of them promote this approach. That's whom I learned this information from.


    Pale yellow, not clear
    Source
    A number of myths debunked...

    Actually, if you do just the slightest bit of googling, many of the myths are debunked in the first few hits..."8 glasses of water" returns Snopes right away, and there are a number of other sources, NPR, Scientific American, Dartmouth School of Medicine, and others...
  • wellwell

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    Mar 11, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/16614865/ns/us_news-life/t/woman-dies-after-water-drinking-contest/#.Ux6KS150FPo


    Woman dies after water-drinking contest
    Water intoxication eyed in ‘Hold Your Wee for a Wii’ contest death



    ...Just thought you'd like to know . . .

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    Mar 12, 2014 4:08 AM GMT
    bischero said
    xrichx saidBe careful. There is such a thing as drinking too much water.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication


    ^ This. Water intoxication is a thing, people.


    My brain did feel strange on Saturday when I didn't supplement. Thanks for the tip.

    Water intoxication, also known as water poisoning or dilutional hyponatremia, is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain functions that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside safe limits by over-hydration.
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    Mar 12, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    centralnjguy saidif you drink that much tap water everyday, then expect your pineal gland to harden from all the fluoride in the water. you are all born with water in your pineal gland and if it hardens its not good for you. fluoride is put into the water supply. its best to find a fresh lake with pure water and obtain your water from that source. if you can find such a lake... let me know...lol.


    This is the water I drank:

    www.johnellis.com

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    It's like drinking a type of premium water.

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    Maybe if I put one of those electrolyte tablets in one of the 16 ounce refills I make and on another refill put a scoop of rice protein, I'll be okay.
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    Mar 12, 2014 4:23 AM GMT
    A Nuun electrolyte tablet might work?

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    Mar 12, 2014 4:26 AM GMT
    They said don't drink sports drinks if you're not doing professional level exercise but now I have to add something to the water to make sure I don't hurt myself.

    The result of this weekend's nutrition, exercise and 15 minute 180 degree sauna (10 minutes in one of the whirlpools at Lifetime Fitness)?

    I felt better in my clothes Tuesday morning.

    I didn't get that good of a sleep Sunday night.

    The other thing I did this weekend was get a pair of New Balance Dunham REVChase shoes to wear to work.

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