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 Drink Your Water!
WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Mar 24 2012, 01:20 PM


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A minimum of 64 oz of water (8 eight-oz glasses) is the daily recommendation.


Let's drink our water, and log it in here to encourage and support each other. spit.gif

(except swallow; don't spew).
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WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Mar 24 2012, 01:24 PM


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*~*~*~*~* DID YOU KNOW? *~*~*~*~*


Drinking water helps flush away fluid retention.

If you are retaining too much fluid, that means that your body is dehydrated and is storing all of the liquid it can (even though the liquid it is storing is not healthy).

SO! To avoid fluid retention, drink your water!



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FemmeLibérée
Posted: Mar 24 2012, 01:31 PM


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Oh, I love my water! It's all I drink, except for a few cups of hot tea a day. I suppose I'm a bit of a snob about it. I like Aquafina or Dasani, it's purified. I don't care for spring water. And forget tap. I tried using a Brita filter pitcher. But it just didn't improve the taste enough for me.

So, even though I hate that I have to spend money for it, at least I'm drinking water, and a lot of it. When I finally weaned myself off iced tea and onto water years ago (yes, I drank that much iced tea!), that's when the weight started coming off.

I'm not really sure how much I go through in a day, but it's probably at least the minimum recommended.

BTW, SharMar, thanks for your tidbits of info! I really appreciate your research!


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Posted: Mar 26 2012, 09:51 AM


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I never actually kept track of how much water I drink--

1 or 2 cups of coffee or tea in the morning
Bottle of water in bag
Drink water during rehearsals and through the day
Might stop at Papaya King for fresh squeezed juice--heavenly
Water and, when not fasting, wine or beer with dinner
Maybe tea in the evening


I do drink unsweetened ice tea (I know, heresy), iced coffee or ice water steeped with lemon or cucumber slices in the summer (this works with fruit slices as well).

Once in a while I get a yen for Coke with cane sugar at one of the million ethnic bodegas in NYC. I don't like the flavour of high fructose corn syrup in sweet drinks.



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Posted: Mar 26 2012, 10:40 AM


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Thanks, Sharon-Marie. I just drank another glass of water in response. That makes three so far today, including one for the purposes of taking my morning meds, plus one cup of coffee.

I usually drink some diet soda during the day. I know some say I shouldn't, but as a diabetic I can't drink the sweet stuff anymore. However, I don't drink as much diet soda as I once did. I typically drink 1-3 cups of coffee each day. I've never taken a liking to tea, iced or hot, despite growing up in the South and having one parent from New England.
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WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Mar 27 2012, 11:42 AM


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Hey Pam, Belle & DS!


Pam, I'm glad you like my tidbits . . . I have plenty more that I plan on sharing! biggrin.gif

And y'all are also encourage to share your tidbits as well. I'm very interested in other people's research.


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Belle, I had to laugh at your heresy comment regarding unsweetened ice tea!

I was raised in the south, so one would probably think that I love sweetened tea.

Blech! Can't stand it!

I don't drink "tea" tea (caffeine can be a seizure trigger, and I don't want to trigger more seizures) . . . but I do enjoy mint tea, either hot or iced - and definitely unsweetened.


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DS - I'm glad the thread is reminding you to drink your water!
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(and, I won't even give you my usual speech regarding diet sodas; at least not here, in this thread.) ninja.gif

But, if you ever decided to give up diet sodas and other drinks / foods that contain artificial sweeteners, I'll be cheering you on all the way!
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Posted: Mar 27 2012, 11:45 AM


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*~*~*~*~* DID YOU KNOW? *~*~*~*~*

Studies are varied regarding the percentage of water comprising a person's brain; but the general range is that the human brain's water content is between 77-90%.


Regardless of which percentage you believe, it is a fact that the brain is largely comprised of water; which means that for good brain health, the body requires water.

So . . .

Do your brain a favor and drink your water!

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BelleWeather
Posted: Mar 27 2012, 01:21 PM


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QUOTE (WhiteRoseBlessings @ Mar 27 2012, 11:42 AM)
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Belle, I had to laugh at your heresy comment regarding unsweetened ice tea!

I was raised in the south, so one would probably think that I love sweetened tea.

Blech!  Can't stand it!
The first time I had sweet tea in the South, I was stunned. I couldn't drink it, and this from someone who has several Sweet Teeth in her head.

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I don't drink "tea" tea (caffeine can be a seizure trigger, and I don't want to trigger more seizures) . . . but I do enjoy mint tea, either hot or iced - and definitely unsweetened.
I drink a smoked Lapsang Souchong (caffeinated) tea in the morning, and use mint or a Roobios for iced tea.

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DS - I'm glad the thread is reminding you to drink your water!
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Your thread is an excellent reminder, has me keeping track and paying attention.


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Posted: Mar 27 2012, 05:11 PM


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I have an app that tracks my water intake, and I always get at least 100 ounces, but really have 200 ounces as a goal.
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dsfuva
Posted: Mar 31 2012, 11:48 AM


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I just drank another cup of water after viewing the latest updates in this thread.

One caveat about the local water: it too often tastes like bleach. dry.gif

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But, if you ever decided to give up diet sodas and other drinks / foods that contain artificial sweeteners, I'll be cheering you on all the way!


I no longer use aspartame except when drinking diet soda (unfortunately, that's about the only sweetener used in diet soda these days). I use saccharin or sucralose for coffee and sucralose for cereal.

Speaking of diet soda, I even went without it for two days earlier this week.
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dsfuva
Posted: Apr 1 2012, 01:33 PM


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One more comment about local tap water: the water authority likes to flush the hydrants each spring, which also adversely affects the water's taste.
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BelleWeather
Posted: Apr 4 2012, 11:31 AM


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After keeping track, I average 78 oz.


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dsfuva
Posted: Apr 4 2012, 12:33 PM


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I need to start keeping track of my water consumption.
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WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Apr 4 2012, 12:55 PM


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Thanks for keeping this thread going, y'all!

DS - you can always track your water here in this thread - and then we could cheer you on!

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I drink a lot of water, in and of itself.

In fact, the only liquids that I do consume are water, mint tea (hot or cold), decaf coffee (although not nearly as frequently as I used to) and mimosas during the occasional mimosa party with one or both of our daughters (mimosa = champagne + orange juice).


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But throughout the day, I drink water.

My average varies, but the swing is from around 50 oz - 90 oz (depending on what I'm doing on any given day).
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Posted: Apr 4 2012, 12:58 PM


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*~*~* DID YOU KNOW? *~*~*

Water transports vital nutrients and oxygen to all of our bodies' cells.



Drink Your Water!!!


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Posted: Apr 5 2012, 11:58 AM


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*~*~*~*~* DID YOU KNOW? *~*~*~*

Drinking water will help make you look younger, because your skin will be healthier.


Water keeps skin hydated, helps to repair skin tissues, acts as a natural moisturizer and increases skin's elasticity.


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Be beautiful and/or handsome - drink y'all's water today!

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WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Apr 6 2012, 08:32 AM


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*~*~*~*~* DID YOU KNOW? *~*~*~*~*

Water retention (swelling in the ankles fingers, etc.) is not a sign of having too much water; it's a sign of being dehydrated and the body trying to hold onto what little water it actually has. It's also a sign of toxins needing to be released from the body (which, water also helps the body release toxins).


Hey a two-for-one today!


How y'all doing on your water? Are y'all drinking enough?
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WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Apr 11 2012, 08:43 AM


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*~*~*~*~* DID YOU KNOW? *~*~*~*~*

There are many reasons that contribute to headaches, but one of the more common ones is dehydration.


So! To help avoid headaches, drink your water!
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dsfuva
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QUOTE
How y'all doing on your water? Are y'all drinking enough?


Probably not. Its easier to remember some days than others, especially when I'm busy.
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dsfuva
Posted: May 26 2012, 02:47 PM


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Definitely drink your water after any gastrointestinal upset. blink.gif
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WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Jun 5 2012, 01:36 PM


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Before, during and after!


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QUOTE (WhiteRoseBlessings @ Jun 5 2012, 01:36 PM)
Before, during and after!

"During" might or might not be a good idea, depending on the type of upset involved. rolleyes.gif

But it is good to stay hydrated.
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WhiteRoseBlessings
Posted: Jun 6 2012, 12:22 PM


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Actually, DS, in addition to preventing the body from becoming dehydrated during an upset, drinking water during an upset (as well as before & after) will help get the body back in balance sooner - and will also help to flush out the toxins and/or bugs that are causing the upset.

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