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by 5 · August 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM

How much water should you drink in a day? I drink an enormousness amount. I feel as if im always thirsty, but is it bad?? Can to much water be harmful? Or does it not matter?

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Bill1102inf 0 · August 20, 2013 at 4:38 AM

Are you trying to lose weight? Are you buying into the BS that water helps you lose bodyfat when in fact it just helps you to lose water AND electrolytes? You need water to lose weight eh? Check out naked and scarred the TV show where people are... (more)

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by 288 · June 14, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Hey Guys, I'm thinking of buying a brita water filter tomorrow...But are they really any good? I'v heard mixed reviews as to wether it actually makes a difference in taste/health benefits? Opinions please!! :) Ryan (more)

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Laura_50 0 · June 10, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I personally could not find a filter that removed 100% of everything (fluoride, lead, etc) and that did not need to have filters changed all the time. I even bought 2 Culligan systems only to find one was defective from the start (I only found... (more)

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by 777 · May 06, 2013 at 2:09 AM

Recently i've been eating a lot of raw vegetables during the day and i've found my drinking water needs have gone considerably down, im starting to feel like vegetables & fruits apart from the obvious vitamins etc also act as natural water... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 05, 2013 at 10:09 PM

I'm sure it's possible; the feasibility of it depends partly on how much water you want to consume (as well as your sodium intake, macronutrients, and other variables). If you use cronometer, you can see the water content of your food and... (more)

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by 60 · March 13, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I drink close to 4 gallons of water, spaced out fairly evenly throughout the day. This is about twice the amount recommended 8 cups of water a day. I was wondering if there is such a thing as drinking too much water? Or, more specifically, I know... (more)

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daz 0 · March 13, 2013 at 7:53 AM

If you intake more liquids than you excrete (urine, defecation, sweat, breath, ) then you will likely get yourself in to trouble. here's some info from wiki, "Water intoxication can be prevented if a person's intake of water does not grossly... (more)

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by 10 · February 05, 2013 at 10:45 AM

i remember when i lived in india and occasionally ate with the locals at lunch - they all abstained from water while eating - at first this was tough because it was so spicy - later i realized this could be a good idea also fasting w/o water for... (more)

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Jurassic_Patrick_ 0 · February 05, 2013 at 10:45 AM

When I started eating this way, I had big trouble digesting. My chest would hurt, and my stomach would have sharp pains. These could be more severe issues that worked themselves out naturally. But, I did find that abstaining from water during... (more)

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by 43 · December 03, 2012 at 7:02 PM

What do you think? Can drinking too much water be toxic and if yes - how much is too much :) ?

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EB_1 0 · December 03, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Just drink when you're thirsty. I never paid attention to the '8 glasses of water' some days I may have 2, others 10. It really depends. Humidity, activity level. Also, I drink loads when I'm thirsty, haha. Bad habit

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by 74 · January 18, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I significantly decreased my water consumption a few months ago, trusting my thirst instead. The thing is that I also consume a lot of salt, which I believe is due to some degree of adrenal fatigue. Recently, I read that salt causes water... (more)

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paleocrush 0 · January 18, 2014 at 7:50 PM

@Kev If you have any reason to believe there is some degree of adrenal insufficiency or "fatigue", you need to have lab work. Untreated, progressive condition of this kind can be dangerous. Assuming you're healthy: You have to match your... (more)

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by 77348 · October 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Our ancestors did not sip from water bottles ad libitum*. I imagine their habitats were near water sources and/or they managed with hydrating via alternative methods, i.e. from moisture-rich food. Consequently, they would have adapted to sparse... (more)

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Poop_Master_MC 0 · October 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

There were times when they had to cross an entire desert without water, it may be beneficial to go without water for extended periods, such as two weeks. To make it more realistic you can sit under a heat lamp for several hours a day.

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by 4086 · January 25, 2014 at 3:25 PM

I know I am asking a ton of questions tonight. I had two cups of coffee for the first time in months...Weeeee! So, everyone and their mother is telling me I need to drink water, at least half my body weight (about 65 oz) a day at the very least,... (more)

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megahunk 0 · January 25, 2014 at 3:25 PM

On an empty stomach or in the mornings: room temperature water. With or after a meal: ice cold water (water from the fridge with ice cubes). How much water? well on average the 2 kidneys hold about 400mls <---varies for everyone. 1 cup... (more)

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by 1672 · June 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Okay this problem has really gotten to me. So I drink water pretty regularly throughout the whole day after I break a fast (I am not really thirsty during IF) and stay hydrated during activities too. But then, when dinner rolls around I am never... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · June 04, 2012 at 5:57 PM

How much salt do you eat? Could be a water retention issue if your sodium intake is too low.

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by 729 · March 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Hello there Paleohackers, So I have an interesting list of symptoms I've been trying to crack. They are spelled out in more detail in another post, but I've made an interesting discovery today, which I was wondering if anybody knew anything... (more)

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Patrick_10 0 · March 14, 2012 at 3:13 AM

At 240 lbs. you are big, so need big water. A kidney specialist wrote somewhere that the amount of waste the body produces cannot be fully excreted with 1 to 2 liters of urine per day (for an average person, which you are not). So, those... (more)

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by 258 · January 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM

what percentage fat are we supposed to eat?

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j3wcy 0 · January 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

AFAIK, there's no strict percentage. One of the reasons I like paleo so much is I don't have to focus on macronutrient ratios, just on eating actual real quality food within certain confines.

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by 10 · January 16, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Hello! I've been doing Paleo with my two kids for the past month and am in love with it! My husband finally decided to fully jump on board this week and is doing great, but is really struggling with drinking water. He was mainly drinking Dr.... (more)

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coprophagous 0 · January 16, 2012 at 6:58 AM

i ditched coffee because i gave up cream. tea and diluted wine are my treats now days. the rest of the time 99 percent of the time i drink carbon filtered water. i find it hard to swallow that some body doesn't like water. by the end of day one i... (more)

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by 4236 · August 22, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Most of my experience with fasting is for religious reasons, where I don't typically drink water. During a typical IF, do you drink water? How much? How often?

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Beverly_2 0 · August 22, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I regularly water fast for 2-4 weeks each spring. I experience mini Al weight loss. Remain overweight bur otherwise no overt health problems ( no diabetes, no htn , chilesterol ok, no pain). I have begun a cyclic dry/waterfast which i will... (more)

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by 174 · April 04, 2013 at 7:00 PM

This is what Dr Oz says: Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can you believe this? For those who like to drink cold water, this applies to you. It's nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however, the cold water will solidify the oily... (more)

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Mary_Olsgaard 0 · September 08, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Many of the things Dr. Oz says we've probably heard before. What he says confirms what we've heard. Why do some people like to make nasty comments. If you don't like it change the channel. Who asked you to watch in the first place. We (the... (more)

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by 1510 · October 26, 2010 at 3:01 AM

I've been hearing for years that yellow pee is some sort of indicator of dehydration. Before paleo, I drank much less water but rarely had dark yellow pee. Since going strict paleo, I'm drinking about 8-10 glasses of water and tea per day, but my... (more)

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Olga 0 · October 26, 2010 at 1:56 AM

To chime back in, I finally figured out that my yellow urine problem was related to a lack of electrolytes. I had cut out all salt as part of paleo, but that evidently doesn't work for me in the long-term. So I've come to understand that for my... (more)

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by 160 · May 06, 2011 at 4:22 AM

Hi, my partner and I have recently started eating paleo...we are almost up to 3wks! One thing we have both noticed is that we don't feel the need to drink as much water as we used to. We used to both regularly drink around 2 litres a day. We... (more)

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animalcule 0 · May 06, 2011 at 4:22 AM

Yep, I've noticed the same. I am less thirsty and pee less. Partially I think it's that most food I eat has plenty of liquid in it. I also intentionally reduced my intake around the same time I change my diet, sbecause I used to sip water all... (more)

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by 4039 · January 01, 2011 at 11:28 PM

I've been eating Primal/Paleo for nine months. My diet has been shifting, somehow on it's own, towards pretty low carb. Recently, I get really thirsty, but I can't seem to slack my thirst, no matter how much or often I drink. I am 5'5, female,... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 29, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Yes! I'm glad some-one else has mentioned this. The two main theories I've heard to explain this are a) that ketosis is intrinsically diuretic, thus leading to more water loss and b) that increased protein causes increased dieuresis. Eating an... (more)

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by 810 · June 28, 2010 at 11:13 PM

What about water? Half-day or whole-day fasts without water? Assuming that dehydration would not be a problem, what are the pros and cons?

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CT 0 · June 28, 2010 at 3:21 PM

I'd definitely approach this with caution. I do think conventional wisdom overplays hydration, and sipping water all day is clearly not necessary (the analogy I have heard many times is that cavemen didn't carry water bottles). But I am ignorant... (more)

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by 170 · March 12, 2010 at 4:28 PM

Hey there, After this thread, I'm trying to relegate my mate habit to weekends, although I've found both good side-effects of it and contradictory information about the cancer risks. Extremes lead to sickness and suffering, as the indian sage... (more)

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Hilary 0 · March 12, 2010 at 4:28 PM

5 litres is a lot to drink of anything, it seems to me. I would try going with just water for a while and see if the thirst dies down, and if it doesn't, see a doctor. I also would like something other than water to drink, but haven't found... (more)

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by 6832 · March 10, 2010 at 11:39 PM

This seems like such a simplistic question, but how, why and when should we consume water? The generally accepted theory that rings true with me is to avoid drinking with meals, but in addition to this, should we be drinking as much water as we... (more)

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Jay_1 0 · March 10, 2010 at 4:13 PM

As a general rule, drinking when thirsty is a good place to start. To better digestion, I don't drink (much) water in proximity to meals and, to better sleep, I don't drink water a few hours before bed (so I don't have to pea during the night). ... (more)