How much water do you drink in a day?

United States
May 16, 2007 11:41am CST
I am trying to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. I have been trying to do this for quite a while. I can tell a big difference when I do not drink enough water in a day. I just don't feel as well as I should. Drinking a glass of water before a meal does help me from eating quite as much at the meal. I haven't gotten to the point to drink a glass of water first before I eat a snack. I think I'll start that maybe now. LOL How much water do you drink in a day?
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@huilee (1007)
• Singapore
17 May 07
I drink a few litres of water per day... Im one who cant do without water... Almost before noon, i will gulp down 3 litres of water... Sometimes even more then that... But sometimes i do wonder, will all the water make me look bigger... Keke... Just kidding... I drink lotsa water thus visit the toilet more often, but friends and family always complain i visit the washroom too often... =)
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• United States
17 May 07
That is one way to get more exercise, to drink more water because we make more trips to the bathroom. LOL All works together there, doesn't it? Thanks for the response.
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@huilee (1007)
• Singapore
17 May 07
yesh, everything works together... besides, i come from singapore... the weather is warm and humid thus i need lots of liquid to hydrate my body as well... =)
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@wonderful1 (2075)
• China
17 May 07
In summer, I will drink 3 bottles of water in a day, but in winter, I drink only one glass of water, I don't like to drink hot water. I often drink a bottle of water when I get up, then I will drink a bottle of water during the afternoon, then I drink a bottle of water three hours before I go to bed. I feel very good when I drink 3 bottles a day, my skin looks very comfortable, now. Last year, my skin is too dry, and I look much over my real age. Then I begin to drink more water and do more excises everyday.
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• United States
17 May 07
I do not like hot water either. Mine has to be cold. Plenty of water does make our skin healthier. Thanks for the response.
• India
17 May 07
I dont know exactly but I should be around 4 - 5 litres a day. It is adviced to drink 5 litres of water everyday so as to have normal body functioning. As you said with insufficient amount of water you feel tired and restless always wanting to lie down and not willing to do any work. Water acts as a medicine in many ways....In summer if you drink sufficient amount of water it will prevent you body from dehydration. It will also help you avoid sun stokes. So keep drinking as much water as you can.
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• United States
17 May 07
Thanks so much for all the info. Just this morning I have drank much more water and I have had more energy. That is a good thing. Thanks for your response.
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
17 May 07
I like drinking water, cos I know its important to my health. I take about 8 or more during hot season. Thanks for the information and have a nice day.
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• United States
17 May 07
You are welcome. Thank you for your response. Seems most of us are going to try to drink more water now.
@creb11 (416)
• China
17 May 07
I know drinking water is good to health, but I ususlly drink a little water everyday, I don't like to drink water, some I drink juice, but water is best. I want to change my habit so I will try to drink more water to keep health.
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• United States
17 May 07
GREAT! I am proud of you in your decision. We will all try to drink more water. Thanks for your response.
• Australia
17 May 07
i drink alot of water a day, ive been told if u drink alotta water it is good for ur body, i aint to sure hehe
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• United States
17 May 07
I can answer that by experience. As long as I was drinking lots of water, I could tell I felt better. When I cut back I could feel my body not feeling so well. Thanks for your response.
@shinjiao (1463)
• China
17 May 07
Hi,mamacathie! On average,I drink water about 2-3L per day,maybe in summer and fall,I drink more than this figure. There is a kind of 2L bottle of water in our cafeteria, so that I buy 2 bottles almost everyday.Drinking water is good for health expecially in hot summer and fall.:) Moreover,I'm on dieting so that drinking more water can make me feel full. :)
• United States
17 May 07
Yes, the water certainly helps us feel fuller to keep us from eating so much. Thanks for your response.
@Rohit20 (327)
• India
17 May 07
I drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day.As 60%to 70% of our bady is made up of water,therefore it is clear more the water is given to our body more the benefits regarding health can be availed from our body system. Also, we remain stressfree and metabolic + catabolic + ph.of our body functions properly.We fall less ill in comparision to those whose water intake capacity is less.Those who are worried about face pimples and acme drinking much water is panecea for them.
• United States
17 May 07
Those are very interesting facts. Water is good for so many things. Thanks for your response.
@mymytri (2031)
• India
17 May 07
well..generally i will take 8-9 glasses of water means 2 liters.during summer i will try to take 10-12 glasses of water or additionally juices.before the meal i dont take any water and after the meal i will take only one glass.taking a glass of juice or water hourly or when u feel thirsty is good for health
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• United States
17 May 07
Yes it averages out to drink a glass of water an hour and we will get our 8-10 glasses of water. Thanks for your response.
@azimsay (545)
• India
17 May 07
Actuly we aught drink hourly a glass of water to drink,but we cann't do this thing .But I am trying to do this thing. Befor meal an half an hour .
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• United States
17 May 07
I have heard to drink a glass of water half hour before meals to help not eat so much. Thanks for your response.
17 May 07
hi how was the day, A i drink 10 glass a day. Im staying in hot country India. Drinking water is very good for health k. Doctory say drink atleast 8 glass of water a day this increase ur blood circullation d help to get a good breath. So drink as much as possible k. Bye take care
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• United States
17 May 07
Thanks for this info. I didn't realize drinking water could improve the blood circulation and to help breath better. Well, those are great tidbits of info. Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
17 May 07
I am also trying to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. I call it my water therapy. hehe It helps in cleansing the body and it is really good for the skin.
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• United States
17 May 07
I have noticed that the more water I drink the better my skin looks too. I had cut back on water and my skin was looking really dry and unhealthy. It is starting to look better now. Thanks for your response.
• Australia
17 May 07
I probablly drink in total around 8 glasses a day. Althogh my drinks are usually like half a cup, it adds up throughout the day, as I usually try to drink in between tasks or during a break. Its refreshing. You only start to realize how good water is once you go almost a day without water (long story, played sports without bringing water)
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• United States
17 May 07
I know you really missed your water if you were playing sports without water. WOW! That water was good when you finally got it , I'm sure. Thanks for responding.
• India
17 May 07
you are trying to drink 8 glasses? man i drink about 8 liters a day i have to cuz here its damn hot so to avoid dehydration i have to drink so much
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• United States
17 May 07
The hotter it gets here the more water I'll drink that is for sure. Thanks for your response.
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@Julz81 (7)
• United States
17 May 07
I don't drink much at all, i really need to change that!!
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• United States
17 May 07
Maybe you can join some of us that are going to try to drink more water each day. I am going to try to get more water into me tomorrow. Thanks for responding.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
17 May 07
I think I drink about 4-16oz bottles. Not really enough I don't think, I should try and do better. I get headaches and feel miserable if I don't drink all 4 bottles. I think it goes a long way though to flushing out your body of toxins and making you feel better overall!
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• United States
17 May 07
Yes, I agree with you. IT flushes all the impurities out of our bodies and that is what we need to flush them out quick before they can take up residence in our bodies. Thanks for you response.
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@Caila611 (992)
• United States
16 May 07
I drink at least three 16oz. bottles of water aday. Sometimes I just can't get that fourth one in. I try but usually i just opt for juice instead.
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• United States
17 May 07
That is great! Keep up the good work. We all will work together to get more water into our systems during the days. Thanks for responding.
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
16 May 07
I drink a lot of water, at least 8 glasses a day. I have a water bottle and I keep filling it up during the day and always keep it with me.
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• United States
17 May 07
I have a glass filled up all the time on the kitchen counter and drink on it all day long. I used to have a water bottle. Thanks for your response.
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• United States
16 May 07
am not ganna pick on you it's very healthy but i don't really drink that much water a day,i don't know why maybe because i more like to drink juice than water
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• United States
16 May 07
One of my sons only drinks pop and I wish he would cut down but that is his choice. He is grown. LOL Thanks for your response.
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@fvalente (851)
• Portugal
16 May 07
10 Glasses
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• United States
16 May 07
I am a far way from 10 glasses of water a day. I got to get to drinking more water!!! Thanks for your response.
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