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FighterInSnatch
03-06-2007, 08:06 AM
I've been doing this for about a month now. Do you think its too much water? is that possible? What kind of benefits do you think drinking this much water has?

Alex.V
03-06-2007, 08:10 AM
I've been doing this for about a month now.

Why?


What kind of benefits do you think drinking this much water has?

none.

Cirino83
03-06-2007, 08:13 AM
I've been doing this for about a month now. Do you think its too much water? is that possible? What kind of benefits do you think drinking this much water has?

I try to drink a gallon a day..sometimes a little more sometimes a little less. I don't think 2 gallons a day is any more beneficial.

Scooter
03-06-2007, 10:20 AM
As long as your pee is clear you're good

Rock Steady
03-06-2007, 10:41 AM
Make sure you're getting enough sodium/potassium - I would think drinking THAT much water will such the electrolytes right out of your system.

And oh yeah.... why?

kique
03-06-2007, 12:44 PM
this may be bad for your health

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-06-2007, 06:07 PM
Is there a method to this madness?

Slim Schaedle
03-06-2007, 07:16 PM
I was doing 3+ while doing UD2.0


This was not by choice. I went by thirst.


I was fine and still am, not that it proves anything.

Auddasea
03-06-2007, 07:19 PM
There IS such a thing as water poisoning ...
To much of a good thing can be counter productive...

-Skye

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
03-06-2007, 08:51 PM
There IS such a thing as water poisoning ...
To much of a good thing can be counter productive...

-SkyeWater intoxication occurs when someone drinks a ridiculous amount of water in a very short period of time...not spread out over the course of an entire day.

Auddasea
03-06-2007, 09:40 PM
Correction water intoxication occurs when the water you've drank over compensates for the salt/electrolytes in your body and floods them out

Slim Schaedle
03-06-2007, 09:47 PM
Correction water intoxication occurs when the water you've drank over compensates for the salt/electrolytes in your body and floods them out

from the first link provided by yahoo....

http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm

"It's Not How Much You Drink, It's How Fast You Drink It!

The kidneys of a healthy adult can process fifteen liters of water a day! You are unlikely to suffer from water intoxication, even if you drink a lot of water, as long as you drink over time as opposed to intaking an enormous volume at one time. As a general guideline, most adults need about three quarts of fluid each day. Much of that water comes from food, so 8-12 eight ounce glasses a day is a common recommended intake. You may need more water if the weather is very warm or very dry, if you are exercising, or if you are taking certain medications. The bottom line is this: it's possible to drink too much water, but unless you are running a marathon or an infant, water intoxication is a very uncommon condition. "

Auddasea
03-06-2007, 09:52 PM
That has nothing to do with what I said...
I explained why it happens, not when or a period of time...

Beast
03-06-2007, 10:06 PM
A working kidney is not a happy kidney.

Slim Schaedle
03-06-2007, 10:11 PM
That has nothing to do with what I said...
I explained why it happens, not when or a period of time...

Your post seemed to imply that Scarz was incorrect about it being a "short period of time" issue.

Morox
03-06-2007, 10:15 PM
Did you know that it's possible to actually die from an over consumption of water?

Auddasea
03-06-2007, 10:57 PM
Nah@ slim...was just elaborating ...

and really morox, you think? Cause we've only been talking about it for the last 10 posts

Slim Schaedle
03-06-2007, 11:03 PM
Nah@ slim...was just elaborating ...

and really morox, you think? Cause we've only been talking about it for the last 10 posts

good deal




As fairness to Morox, no one has actually mentioned death in any of the posts (despite us knowing that it is a possible result of WI)

Auddasea
03-06-2007, 11:08 PM
lol...this guys so diplomatic^^

VikingWarlord
03-07-2007, 03:52 PM
I take in at least a gallon and a half (6-1L bottles at work) just because that's how thirsty I get.

krboyd7
03-07-2007, 03:59 PM
What kind of benefits do you think drinking this much water has?

None and your kidneys are workin overtime.

(Hope your renal function is ok)

123 champ
03-07-2007, 04:09 PM
i only weigh 122 and i about 150 ounces of water a day, but whenever im trying to lose weight (2-3 days before a meet) i drink 2 gallons of ice water each day and it helps me drop an additional pound or two.