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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by VegasFighter**, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. VegasFighter**

    VegasFighter** Brown Belt

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    I already posted i dont drink enough of it, but i started drinking it when i was thirsty as opposed to gatorade, or green tea.

    I know I should drink a ton of water.. But should I force it down, if I'm really not that thirsty?
     
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    I keep a 2l bottle in the fridge and make sure to get through it all each day. Which I do easily.

    Do you not get thirsty very often or something? If not, then yeah, force yourself to drink it.
     
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    As far as I was told being thirsty is a sign of dehydration. so if you are not thirsty you shouldn't force it down. now depending on how hard you train, I always go with 16 oz of water wih each pound lost at the gym. at my body weight which is 220 right now I drink close to 1.5 to 2 gallons a day. but I am also in a dry climate. so it easier to get dehydrated.
     
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    Just to point out: the 2l a day doesn't include drinking extra during training.
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    A good thing to do is set a goal for drinking water like I drink 1 8 ounce glass eevry hour I am at home and then drink about a gallon at the gym sometimes a little more sometimes a little less
     
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    rule of thumb is a gallon per day minimum
     
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    hell, my water intake right now, is about 32oz a day.. I fill the rest of my day up with green tea, which i usually have about 16oz a day... Thats about all i drink daily
     
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    No. If you wait until you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. That's a problem.

    Take a water bottle everywhere you go. You shouldn't have to force yourself to drink, but you will have to develop the habit of constantly sipping/drinking throughout the day. After a while, it becomes second nature.

    I always keep my shaker bottle with me at work. It's 25 oz. to the top. I count how many I drink each night (3-4 at work; I target a total of 7-8 for the day- that includes my whey and accelerade mixes).
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    32 oz. a day? And you train? I'm surprised you're not dead.
     
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    CONGRATULATIONS!! you are the first human to ever excrete urine dust. j/k
     
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    I agree...and he's in a dry climate, so he should be dust in the wind.
     
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    what does kevin spacey say in usual suspects? something about being so dehydrated as a kid his pee would come out like pudding...........
     

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