Do You Drink a lot of Water?

@winterose (39897)
Canada
June 12, 2008 4:16pm CST
I have to admit that I do not drink that much water, I just do not like the taste, but I do drink water at a restaurant when they serve it, I don't know why but it taste better there. Do you drink lots of water? Do you drink it at restaurants when it is served or just leave it there and choose something else to drink?
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
12 Jun 08
nope!! I'm not drinking a lot of water. I drink a lot og juice but water not. I seldom drink water. suppose to be we drink a lot of it everyday, but me, I don't.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
You are very much like me
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I had kidney stones from a lack of water intake. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
12 Jun 08
no, i don't & i know it's suppose to be real good for yu. i drink iced tea the year around.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I drink ice tea in the summer, I like it then,
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
12 Jun 08
drink water, I'm an iced tea drinker, also love diet dr pepper
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I know what you mean!
@koolkate (242)
• Bahrain
13 Jun 08
I drink half a glass of water after everything I eat.I have the habit of that, and I think that you should also drink water its really good for your health. And when I go to the restaurant I order what I want at that particular time.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
water is always provided free at our restaurants here.
@koolkate (242)
• Bahrain
16 Jun 08
Well, then you should drink alot of water.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I dont like the taste of water much either but I know I do drink more in the summer months and yup drink the water served at restraunts for sometimes thats all I order but then I dont drink much of that either
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
yes when I drink it it is in the summer time, I just can't stomach it in the winter.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I get most of my water from drinking coffee. Winter and summer have to have it for we dont want to dehydrate and here we really need to drink it or gatorade lol.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
13 Jun 08
i drink a alot of water but not in a restaurant.if i am in restaurant i drink juice and for me the water in the house is a lot tasty and safe.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
good for you hon, thanks for stopping by
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
14 Jun 08
welcome and have a nice day:)
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Maybe it is because they seerve ice water and at home you don't use ice or you have those big ice cubes I like the smaller ice cubes and when I have them I drink alot more water for some reason. I recently bought a PÜr water filtration pitcher and I have been drinking alot more water now since it takes the nasty clorine an other taste ou tof the water it taste so good now. when I didn't have it I never really drunk water unless it had something mixed into it like tea,coffee,sugarfree drink mixes and Kool-aid.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I think it is the tap water that I just do not like, and that is all that I have
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Jun 08
If it hadn't been for me getting a $25 Walmart gift card from one of my sites I do then I wouldn't have a water filtration pitcher. But I thought it well worth the money.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
13 Jun 08
I did go through a stage where I was trying to drink the reccommended eight glasses of water a day, then in the paper they said that studies don't believe it is necessary, so I breathed a big sigh of relief and stopped drinking so much water. I still drink some water, but not to the stage I'm going to the loo five times more than usual, LOL! I don't go to restaurants often enough to tell you if I drink the water there though.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
yea I think as long as we get the water in that is all that is important.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
14 Jun 08
Yes, and I make up my fluid intake with lots of other beverages through the day. Whether that counts with the experts or not, I don't know.
@Nana530 (286)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Yes, I do drink a lot of water. I love water. But in most of our restaurants around here they don't just automatically bring water anymore. You have to ask for it. And then they bring it with a lemon slice on the glass. I don't like lemon in my water, or my tea. And I always forget to tell them. So I just usually wait until I get home. I love my water with lots of ice in it. In fact I have started just eating ice chips a lot. I guess any way we can get our water in our diet is good though.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
do you find you get enough water from ice chips?
@Nana530 (286)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Yes, I think so because I still drink some water too. But I have something called rinkle edemia and it casuses my vocal cords to swell and the ice chips helps keep the swelling down.
@eloouuu (176)
12 Jun 08
I hold my hands up, I don't drink nearly as much water as I should. Not on it's own, anyway. Occasionally, I will drink cordial and I do drink a lot of tea, but the majority of the time I stick to fizzy pop. The same goes for at restaurants as well. Although unless somebody specifically orders it, it's rarely provided. The way I see it is: if I'm going to pay for something, I'd rather pay for a nicer drink that I don't have so often as opposed to something I can get out of the tap. I find, unless water is ice cold, it's quite unrefreshing which is why I don't drink it very often. During high school, I drank a lot of flavoured water as that was the only thing we were allowed to drink - the same for examinations as well. It's not that I find the taste particularly bad, I find it has none at all. I tend to only drink it plain when I am at work on my break, when I don't have time. I'm not one of these people who will only drink it bottled though. When I do drink it, I'm impartial.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
here in our restaurants by law they have to provide water and it is free.
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@eloouuu (176)
13 Jun 08
Thank you so much for best response! I'm not sure what the law states regarding water in restaurants. Of course they would have to provide it if it was asked for, that much is obvious, but I'm not sure whether it is free. Sometimes when I go out for drinks with my family, my brother isn't charged for his cordial. I know that schools have to provide water where a dinner scheme is in place, and I think they have to provide milk as well. However, the schools in my area at least aren't allowed to sell fizzy drinks or anything too sugary as they have to comply with healthy eating regulations. Some schools even take it to the extreme and don't allow children to bring their own drinks if they are deemed unhealthy.
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I always try to drink 8 glasses a day winterose, I also don't like it but I will just force myself and when I am mylotting, it's the best time for me to do it. I also consider water in the restaurant since I don't like soda, I just don't like them to put some lemon on my water...
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
yes a lot of people are talking about putting lemon in or on the water glass as being good too.
@GardenGerty (115259)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I like the taste of the water at my house, and usually at the restaurants too, but I think for me it is the ice when I am out to eat. I get very thirsty for water sometimes. I almost never drink pop or sweetened tea, and I just find water to be the most refreshing. It is also more economical at the restaurant to drink the water.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
yes that is true, here yo do not have to pay for water either.
• India
15 Jun 08
i drink a lot of water cos it helps in proper digestion and excretion i guess....eventually it is helpfut for better skin.....maybe that the water must not be pure.....try using some methods to purify it like boiling....m sure after that;u'l like drinking it.....lolz
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
good for you for drinking lots of water,
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
Hi There, There is no doubt that water is good for you. It will cleanse the entire system and keeps you hydrated and feeling well. The taste is pretty much nothing for the most part although some tap water can be pretty bad tasting. I always drink about 8 to 10 glasses a day. I usually run everyday so I find I really need it. cheers,
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
wow that is amazing
14 Jun 08
I dont drink alot of water, I dont drink much at all but do try and eat food that is juicy like fresh fruit and tinned fruit as I love the taste of fruit juice. I sometimes drink water in restauants, depending on the restaurant and what I am eating depends on what i choose to drink!!
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Jun 08
good for you for trying to get your water in
@momalisa65 (1983)
• United States
13 Jun 08
Up until 2 years ago, I hated the taste of water too. So I know how you feel. But I knew how important it was that I learn to like it, so I found a bottled water that I thought tasted better than the others (I liked Aquafina. Other people like other brands.) I bought a bottle of that, and also a bottle of my favorite soda. I would drink as much water as I could stand, (which was just a little bit) and then drink some soda to wash the water taste away! Lol I kept doing this, and eventually I was able to drink the whole bottle of water. Eventually after that I didn't even need the soda afterward. Now I acutally like the taste of water...not only Aquafina, I put a filter on my kitchen faucet and I drink water from there now. Amazing! Now I'm working on trying to like fruits and veggies! Lol.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
good for you, you are going to get very healthy that way.
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
13 Jun 08
i drink water all through the day at home. i feel its safer to drink it at home. some don't mind it. i do. i do it for health reasons. i have been told its good for your kidneys. it keeps your kidneys healthy. i have notice when i drink water everyday. my skin looks healthy and clear. if u don't drink everyday. it can ruin your kidneys, and u can end up using the dialysis machine for the rest of your life. when i go i dont drink the water out in restuarant. i will usually get soda or juice. i find the water taste strange.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
well the kidney dialysis machine is a bit extreme, you wouldn't get that kind of kidney disease just from not drinking water, but you may get kidney stones.
@Chispa514 (871)
• Montreal, Quebec
13 Jun 08
Hey mom ! I love water, be it tap water or bottled, whatever, I can drink it all day long. When I'm sitting at home I can go thru about three or four 2L bottles of water in the span of a few hours. Whenever I leave the house regardless of where I'm going I bring a bottle of water with me in my bag. At restaurants, I drink the water they give, and usually don't get something else. Water is a great way of cleaning out the body of all the bad toxins, and I find that now that I drink more water, I get less migraines, and I lose weight alot faster too.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
yes hon, I really have to start doing that as well.
@aimee3 (35)
• United States
13 Jun 08
i really dont drink a lot of water. i know that your supposed to drink like 8 glasses a day but im lucky to get that much in a week. i just dont like the taste of water, whether it is tap water or bottled water i dont like it. when i am at a restaurant i usually just pick something else to drink and leave the water.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
I don't even drink that much water in a week.
@fluffysue (1461)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I usually drink a couple of glasses of water a day. I figure it is better healthwise than a lot of other stuff, plus it is free. It is much better with some lemon in it. I just bought a Britta pitcher as the house filter isn't working too well. It was a good deal as the pitcher ended up being $5 and still came with the filter. It is a much better deal than the bottled water I was using, and I don't have to feel guilty about all the plastic either.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
14 Jun 08
I would love to have a britta too