Water Consumption

Water Consumption

Water Consumption Questions

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by 292 · about 16 hours ago

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 787 · about 16 hours ago

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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bluekitty 0 · May 04, 2013 at 5:18 PM

this is a really nice question. i actally believe we COULD go without just by eating a fine amount of veggies and fruit. i don't really like drinking water and when i do, it's mostly a glass per day just so i feel i did what i should do. sometimes... (more)

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by 43 · about 16 hours ago

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

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MarkES 0 · December 03, 2012 at 1:30 PM

http://chriskresser.com/hydration-101-how-much-water-do-you-really-need 64 ounces of pure water every day may actually be too much for some people. (2) let your thirst be your guide, and adjust your fluid intake depending on your... (more)

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by 74 · about 16 hours ago

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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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 28, 2012 at 1:11 AM

Over consumption of salt makes your body have to dilute it by taking in greater amounts of water. Yes, salt causes water retention.

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by 4100 · about 16 hours ago

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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KA24 0 · June 24, 2012 at 4:27 AM

"Eating water" is very overlooked. Someone who steams a lot of veggies, cooks meat on low heat (boiling, poaching, slow cooking) and consumes things like broth, fermented foods and other atypical things is getting a lot more water than the normal... (more)

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by 730 · about 16 hours ago

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 257 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 hours ago

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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Carl_Stawicki 0 · December 28, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I like seltzer waster with a slash of lemon juice. I also like it with some frozen berries. Let the berries unthaw in the seltzer and you get a nice treat at the bottom of the glass.

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by 4258 · about 17 hours ago

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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Dorado_Galore 0 · November 02, 2011 at 2:39 AM

Hydration rocks. The number of over hydrated humans reading this is quite small. If you consume coffee and/or alcohol regularly, your kidneys may appreciate an agua break. Pee clear. As a regular practice.

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by 179 · about 17 hours ago

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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Spelhaug52 0 · April 10, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Anything Dr. Oz says causes cancer.

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by 1510 · about 17 hours ago

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 · about 17 hours ago

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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Ed 0 · October 19, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Interesting observation, Crystal. Here are some possible explanations: 1) When you switch from SAD to paleo, your glycogen stores become less "tanked-up." Glycogen storage requires water, so now you need less water than previously. 2) You... (more)

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by 4059 · about 17 hours ago

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 200 · about 17 hours ago

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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Suzan_1 0 · March 10, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Water is really best. Non-caffeine herbal teas like Rose Hips etc. shouldn't be bothersome, but if you drink them in large quantities, water them down and change them up. Bone broth is great. Lemon/lime in water is good, too. Teas with caffeine or... (more)

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by 7063 · about 17 hours ago

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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Anna 0 · March 10, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I once spent 6 weeks in the rockies in a geologic field mapping exercise. Although we had a very comfy base camp to go home to every night, there's always a risk of things quickly turning into a survival situation, and our instructors prepared us... (more)

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by 5 · October 30, 2014 at 4:56 AM

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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CD 0 · August 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Obviously drinking to the point of water toxicity is bad. But, even short of that, drinking large amounts of water tends to reduce the kidney's ability to function as a filter. Additionally, water can increase your body's ability to excrete... (more)

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by 78422 · October 30, 2014 at 4:14 AM

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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Joseph_S_ 0 · July 04, 2012 at 1:57 PM

There's a balance between salt and water. If you flush your body out with water, you are throwing off that balance. Drink when you're thirsty. Listen to your body. There's no need to force yourself to go without water for long periods of time if... (more)

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by 1670 · October 30, 2014 at 4:11 AM

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 821 · October 30, 2014 at 3:07 AM

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 60 · October 29, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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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Lumifer_1 0 · March 13, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Same thing -- electrolyte imbalance. There are advantages to drinking lots of water, but there are also disadvantages -- water-soluble stuff washes out of your body pretty fast. You can deplete your body of electrolytes by drinking water... (more)

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by 10 · October 28, 2014 at 3:54 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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