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The 8-glass water myth

Posted by Nirmala N.

Myth alert! According to researchers, the whole concept of drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day is hooey—well, sort of. In truth, your body’s daily requirements are dependent on body chemistry, specific diet, and body composition. To determine how much water is optimal for you, simply weigh yourself consistently three days in a row, once in the morning and once at night (and for women, this should be when you aren’t menstruating, as hormone-induced water retention might intervene). If you find that you lost a pound in one day, that means you didn’t drink enough liquids the day before. Simply drink a pint of water the first thing the next morning for each pound you lost, and then adjust your intake accordingly until your weight is steady.
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This is interesting information. I'm not a huge fan, because this would mean that I would have to step on the scale everyday and that drives me batty. However, it may be helpful as it seems that a lot of your weight fluctuation has to do with your level of hydration. Interesting. One of these days I will try it, because I'm up to like, 20 glasses of water. Not to try and reach a goal, but that's what my body asks for.
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