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    Quote Originally Posted by shani2 View Post
    It's actually a myth that everyone should drink a certain amount of 2-3L p/day.

    You should drink when thirsty with the majority of your fluid coming from water and your urine should be pale and not concentrated.

    Drinking more than you need long term can actually have some ill effects on the kidneys
    It is important to drink 2-3 litres of water per day. You need to drink a hell of a lot more than that per day to get ill effects.

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    I drink one, maybe two, cups of tea a day and that's it. I have had days where I haven't drunk anything.
    The most I have drunk in a day is the 1L for ultrasounds!

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    I easily drink 2-3 litres per day. If I have coffee or red bull I need to drink even more water immediately after otherwise I end up with a massive headache.

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    When I'm active and working usually 2-3 litres a day!
    I notice when I'm home doing nothing I'm forgetting to drink!

    I usually have 1-2 coffee a day and try the rest water
    Occasionally a coke too but trying to cut that out!

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    1 1/2 to 2 litres a day. I do try same and have a 1 ltr bottle I fill up. If I don't drink the full 1 1/2 litres minimum I get a massive headache and feel yuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    It is important to drink 2-3 litres of water per day. You need to drink a hell of a lot more than that per day to get ill effects.
    I agree you have to drink a hell of a lot to get ill effects but forcing yourself to drink 3L as that's what your meant to drink is incorrect. I don't have the paper because it's at work but this is coming from a renal specialist who I worked with for years.

    For some people it is the right amount but forcing yourself to drink is not correct.

    Also the 30ml/kg for me would be only 1.5l and I easily feel more thirsty and drink more than that so it isn't a blanket rule based on weight, although in kids that can be a more useful tool. Plus pp is correct that all fluids are included in your intake but it's important for the majority to be water

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    2 - 3 litres a day. I get headaches and migraines if I don't drink enough.

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    I drink two coffees a day and probably about 6-8 glasses a day. Sometimes more, sometimes less.

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    I probably drink approx. 1-1.5L plain water. But I do drink 2-3 cups herbal tea as well which is not as dehydrating as coffee etc.

    I personally don't subscribe to an arbitrary number, I think people should just listen to their bodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    An adult should drink a minimum of 30ml per kilo they weigh.
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    Thanks for this info. I'm useless at remembering to drink water. I only drink water, green tea and the occasional coffee, nothing else. Some days I will have 1 glass of water all day, some days I would have more but I'd always struggle to drink more than 1.5L. But on 30ml per kilo, that's just over what I need anyway


 

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