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Beavereater
09-15-2004, 04:35 AM
I was told to be constantly drinking water. And I can do it...and I feel like a lady having to excuse myself to the toilet every 20 minutes. BUT...is it possible to drink TOO much water??

ryuage
09-15-2004, 05:42 AM
probably is, but I don't think anyone would drink to that point.

geoffgarcia
09-15-2004, 07:54 AM
2.5 gallons per day is the point where it becomes toxic

ryuage
09-15-2004, 07:59 AM
so what happens if I drink 3 gallons?

HemiVision
09-15-2004, 08:25 AM
2.5 gallons per day is the point where it becomes toxic

That's quite a bit. I think I normally drink around 1-1.5

geoffgarcia
09-15-2004, 08:46 AM
so what happens if I drink 3 gallons?
its known as water intoxication here is a link to some info I have paraphrased on it
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showpost.php?p=825238&postcount=11

Beavereater
09-15-2004, 09:12 AM
BUT...wouldnt the amount of water one person cosumes also have something with your size. I mean, 2.5 gallons for you, might be a little much but for say a 500lbs sumo wrestler??

galileo
09-15-2004, 09:30 AM
BUT...wouldnt the amount of water one person cosumes also have something with your size. I mean, 2.5 gallons for you, might be a little much but for say a 500lbs sumo wrestler??

Not to such a large degree.

latinomasfino
09-15-2004, 09:35 AM
its not just the amount of water u intake in a day but also the time frame and the amount u drink each time.....trust me i know cause i used to drink like half a gallon like within one hour and i started to have stomach achs and constantly going to the bathroom...i learned from my teacher in nutriction class that too much water at one time will cause ur body to loose vital nutrients like potassium.. so say u are drinkin one gallon a day then u should have 4-5 drinks a day ....say no more than 1 L per hour..ive been doing that and actually been drinkin 1.5 gallons and all the probelms i had expereinced have gone away :smoke:

sublime99
09-15-2004, 11:18 AM
Listen i drink like 2.5 to 3 gallons consistently everyday and i have no problems, is there any medical factual proof that it can be toxic or harmful to your health?

geoffgarcia
09-15-2004, 11:34 AM
yes, I already posted a link to it...

waynis
09-15-2004, 04:28 PM
i know if i chug a galon of water fast i get a headache. thats all i know :D

Digitised
09-15-2004, 06:37 PM
in the desert and average man needs 10 litres of water a day to avoid dehyrdration (army figures)

thats about 2 and a half gallons..just

xbranman2
09-15-2004, 08:02 PM
for qwrestling we have t drink a galon before 12 pm i do it with in an hour with bno rpoblems the onlycomplaint is i have to piss every haflf hour for 3 hours