Not any more!
I used to drink about 6 - 8 glasses plus tea and coffee (which I believe are now counted as your daily intake), however kept feeling sick and this disappeared as soon as I stopped drinking so much water.
Oh gosh!!! I could never drink so much in a day!!! I would feel so full and bloated that I would have no room for food!!! I am rather relieved that you no longer drink so much Finy!! I don't give a hoot what the magazines and reports may say, it is a very personal thing, how much we need and can actually drink without making ourselves feel ill!!! I just drink when I am thirsty!! By the way.... I adore the photo of Pusskin drinking from the tap!!! My dogs do this if they ever see a tap even dripping outside!! It happens ptretty rarely though with our water restrictions!!
I do not pay attention to amounts, but I still believe that I have required amount of liquid. I do not really like water, but I will drink it if I am away from home. When I am at home, I drink water with a tiny bit of diet cordial added. Dietitian says that this is fine, especially considering the tiny amount I use. It also depends where I am and with whom I am with. With certain friends I am more likely to have tea or hot chocolate, if it is a social occasion. So, no I don't have a certain amount of water per day. Ot depends where I am and whom I am with. If I was mainly at home, I would drink more water. I think that's answered the question.
Eeeek . . ! Finy - water makes me feel sick. Jonaj - water makes me gag too. I am lucky if I get a glass of water a day as I dislike it so much. I live on tea so I do get liquid but I think my kidneys would be happier if they got more water. I have tried for donkeys' years to convince myself to drink more water per day . . . in fact I was doing that exact thing when I came to the computer and saw this question. *Spooky*
I do drink water every day, starting with a glass when I get up at 6 each morning, but I never have counted how much of it I drink!!! I just rehydrate when I am thirsty which seems the sensible thing to do....I listen to my own body and take little notice of all the so-called health reports unless my doctors verify them!!! I certainly do not spend money on a drink of water if I am out.....too expensive by far when I have gorgeous water at home 'on tap' so to speak!!! I do think that I drink more tea than water, during the day,but this is still accepted as drinking to stop dehydration, so I am definitely taking care of myself in this regard.
I grew up in southern Victo water was always cold and delicious.We always had a jug of water on the table at mealtimes, and it was just the stuff we would drink if thirsty. The water here in Nth Qld is also really lovely, so I have been rather fortunate all of my life with the quality of the tap water available.
Your right there of cause, Jules. I'd NEVER buy a bottle of water either. I even take the little bottles we're given on flights, & refill them when we go out. They're lighter too carry than my metal one.
I have some very useful sized bottles from the water I am given at the hospital and A great way to save money and also to recycle,as well as making certain that they had lots to drink in this still very warm region!! I filled these all with water when my son was up here last week so that he and his girlfriend had lots to travel with on their daily sightseeing trips! I can honestly say I have NEVER actually paid for a bottle of water when I have been out.I abhor all the plastic bottles which are now one of the worst elements of our rubbish in this throwaway society!
Heck no. I've tried drinking 8 glasses of water a day but am lucky if I can drink one and tthat's not each day. Funny thing was when I was working I had a thermos jug of cold water on my desk every day and drank most of it but at home, just can't do it. If I'm travelling in my car I have a frozen bottle of water with me but rarely finish it on a trip.
Definitely. I am on medication that requires that I keep my fluids up. I never used to drink as much, it used to make me feel sick. However I gradually built up my tolerance and now cannot go without. I like it cold the best.