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Khandro | 17:31 Mon 25th Jan 2021 | Body & Soul
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I read: 'on average, you are supposed to drink half your body weight in fluid ounces every day. So if you weigh 160 pounds, you should be drinking at least 80 ounces of water per day. Many argue that drinking a gallon a day is ideal.'

I weigh 150 lbs, so I should drink over 2 litres (4.2 pints) but I don't think I do.

How do you fare on that formula?


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I have no idea where you read that but its a load of rubbish
I don't follow a regime, drink when I'm dry that's all.
I must need 10st of water then. Gulp.
I hate to think of all of the fish swimming around inside me.
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It's your pounds into OUNCES Theland
I get up enough times at night for a wee as it is!
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Oh right.
I currently weigh 155lbs, thank you lockdown!
I drink at least four pints of fluid a day.
Human water requirements has been done to death on AB.
I don't do formulae and agree with the posts above.
On my last week hospitalisation and the one before they said I was dehydrated in spite of drinking much much tea and coffee every day.
I wouldn't be getting my info from a Detox blog Khandro - that's another fad.
What did they advise Theland?
Most days I have four cups of tea and that's it. Probably less than two pints. I could no more drink four pints of water in a day than stick pins into my eyeballs. I can't stand the stuff. The only time I drink water on it's own is if I have to take any pills and I usually try to tie that up with my tea.

My liquid intake consists only of tea, beer (real ale only), wine and Bombay sapphire and Fever Tree. Occasional brandy or liqueur or a cocktail when I'm on holiday (remember those?).
I'm drinking lots of water here on Ozzy and still on Furosemide to get rid of it. (Life as an aqueduct!)

Get swollen ankles in here. I'm lost. Honestly.
Home today scrapped, now tomorrow - hope.
Most references I've seen don't bother with a formula but simply suggest a target figure of at least 2 litres per day, although some sources suggest a lower figure for women than men, with women only having to aim at 1.6 litres per day.

The current 'official' advice (cited in both Government and NHS publications) is that from the British Nutrition Foundation, which says that adults and teenagers need 6 to 8 glasses of liquid per day:

In years gone by I almost certainly didn't achieve those amounts but I spent most of 2019 with a catheter inserted into the most delicate part of the male anatomy and various doctors told me that, to prevent any possibility of blockages, I should be aiming for at least 3 litres of fluid intake per day, and that 4 litres per day might be even better. Even though I had the catheter removed a year ago, I continue to keep track of how much fluid I drink each day, which is usually between 2.5 and 3 litres.

Every loo in our regional hospital, together with those in my GP's surgery and in local clinics, seems to be plastered with urine colour charts, such as this one:
So the idea that we should all keep an eye on the colour of our pee, in order to monitor our hydration levels, seems to be well established and widely accepted.
metric please
we havent used imperial for a tray long time
70 kg and you should drink at least 2 litres.

that's quite a lot. I predict - - a lot of upsy during the night
That would mean over 6 pints a day for me, isn’t there a danger that too much can dilute electrolytes in the body and also medication?
Ludwigvan ......possibly but unlikely.

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