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How to Calculate How Much Water You Should Drink A Day

Lots of people don't realize the true importance of drinking enough water everyday and how it can impact both your health and your weight loss efforts. According to experts in a recent study, drinking just 2 cups of water, which is smaller than the size of a bottled soda, before meals helped dieters lose an extra five pounds yearly and help you maintain your weight loss. Additionally drinking the right amount of water daily can actually speed up your metabolic rate and help to curb overeating when your body confused hunger and thirst. But how much water is enough? Here is how to calculate how much water you should drink a day for both health and weight loss benefits.

  1. Your weight: The first step to knowing how much water to drink everyday is to know your weight. The amount of water a person should drink varies on their weight, which makes sense because the more someone weighs the more water they need to drink. A two hundred pound man and 100 pound woman require different amounts of water every day.
  2. Multiply by 2/3: Next you want to multiple your weight by 2/3 (or 67%) to determine how much water to drink daily. For example, if you weighed 175 pounds you would multiple that by 2/3 and learn you should be drinking about 117 ounces of water every day.
  3. Activity Level: Finally you will want to adjust that number based on how often you work out, since you are expelling water when you sweat. You should add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out. So if you work out for 45 minutes daily, you would add 18 ounces of water to your daily intake.

To make it a littler easier to calculate how much water to drink everyday, here are the recommended amounts for a range of weights. Remember to adjust for your activity level.

Weight Ounces of Water Daily
100 pounds 67 ounces
110 pounds 74 ounces
120 pounds 80 ounces
130 pounds 87 ounces
140 pounds 94 ounces
150 pounds 100 ounces
160 pounds 107 ounces
170 pounds 114 ounces
180 pounds 121 ounces
190 pounds 127 ounces
200 pounds 134 ounces
210 pounds 141 ounces
220 pounds 148 ounces
230 pounds 154 ounces
240 pounds 161 ounces
250 pounds 168 ounces

Tips for Reaching Your Daily Water Goals

So now that you know how much water you should be drinking everyday, let's talk about how to make sure you actually get enough. Drinking over 100 ounces of water may seem impossible at first, but with these easy tips you can reach your goal in no time.

  • Drink 2 cups (16 oz) of water before every meal: Science has proven that drinking 2 cups of water before every meal helps you to eat less during meal time and lose weight. If you do this three times daily - at breakfast, lunch, and dinner - you have already consumed 48 ounces of water.
  • Morning and Night: Get into the habit of drinking one glass (16 oz) of water when you wake up and another 8 oz glass before you go to sleep every night. This will add another 24 ounces of water to your daily intake. The easiest way to do this is to keep a glass or container of water at your bedside, that way as soon as you wake up and start your day, you can begin drinking water.
  • Keep Track By Your Container: One thing that has proven to help people consumer enough water daily is to buy a special container for their water, like this one or this one, and set a goal of how many times they will fill an finish the container. For example, if you buy a 16 oz container and need to drink 80 ounces of water a day, your goal would be to drink 5 of those daily. Need to drink more water? Try a larger container.
  • Infuse Your Water With Flavor: Water doesn't have to be boring and infusing your water with fruit, herbs, and other flavors can make it much easier to reach your daily goal. Try adding cucumber, strawberries,lemons, limes, and fresh herbs to create flavorful water. This fruit infusion water pitcher is a great way to always have great tasting water on hand.
  • Bubbles: Consider carbonated and sparkling water in addition to regular water. Many people find that adding sparkling water and 0 calorie flavored water makes drinking water throughout the day more fun. Find yourself drinking lots of expensive sparkling water? Consider buying a sodastream and make your own delicious sparkling beverages at home.

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A thrist centre in our brain controls the levels of drinking water. If it works properly, we have no possibility to drink less or much water. It actually depends on one's physical condition, the weather he/she lives in and the load of his/her works. Nevertheless, we should calculate how much water to drink everyday. It will help us not to be attacked by kindey problem by drinking excessive water and dehydration by water shortage.
Yes it does, and thank you so much for taking the time to reply (sorry that I just saw it now)! I think I will try the fruit thing, since that's not something I have tried. I do have to say that it's getting easier as time goes on, and I'm actually scheduled for a blood test tomorrow to see how I'm doing. I'm still coming in around 12 cups a day, so I am working on cutting that further. Thanks again, and best wishes for your health!
That does sound a bit excessive. I did, when I weighed more than I do now, however, drink about 192 oz per day of a mixture of unsweetened tea, water and soda; plus, I had really upped my vegetable intake, with lots of salad, and, I ate a lot of juicy fruits. So, I came pretty close to that, but, it wasn't all straight water. And, I didn't die.Keep in mind that if you eat more water-retaining vegetation you don't need to drink as much water. Unsweetened tea counts, ounce for ounce, as water, while sweetened beverages count as less than what water they retain as they are diuretic.But, most importantly, keep in mind that it doesn't matter how many ounces someone else says you should drink. It's always all about your body sending signals and you learning how to listen to them, and, how to distinguish the false signals from the true ones. Also, a good plan is to drink water about 20-30 minutes before any meal, to make sure you aren't confusing the signal of thirst with the signal of hungry, while not diluting your stomach acid during the meal. Just sip water, preferably with lemon, if you need a little drink with your meal.You'd be surprised how much water you can take in, and, how much food you no longer want, if you just learn to listen to your body, feed and water it with the best things you can get (at least in the main) , savor what you have (they call it mindful eating) and stop worrying about calculations.Worry about comfort, health, self-respect, and giving your body the good things it deserves. It will tell you how much water you need to drink and it will base it on what you eat and what you have gotten up to. That's my experience.
The same people who came up with the recommended amount of water are the ones who came up with the RDA of everything, pretty much. The problem is, that makes it all a "one size fits all" solution, which means it doesn't work for a good lot of people who do not fall within the categories of being special needs.By special needs, I don't mean your kind of special needs, where you need less than the average. I mean, they calculate it to be enough even for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, injured, lifting weights, running marathons, etc. That's how they calculate the amount of everything needed.But, a fairly sedentary, uninjured person, who isn't pregnant and hasn't just had a child, doesn't need nearly as much protein, water, or anything else as those other people might need. And, a pregnant, though still breastfeeding, weight lifting woman with a broken leg is going to need quite a bit more.So, one has to look at it all as suggestions and then just see what one's body really needs.You might want to try playing around with what you can change, in the now, to see if any dietary changes help make it all better. There is so much people don't generally know about allergies, the warming and retentive properties of grain, etc. So, I urge you to do some research, find fun ways to challenge your norm, and, see if anything that seems safe enough to do can help you to gain better health.Either way, I hope for the best for you, Cindy.
You know, almost all of this equate to adding 7 oz. of water for every 10 lbs. Which confuses me, as you don't have 70 oz of water for 100 lbs. and, there are a few places that only have something like 6 oz of water for every 10 lbs.Therefore, I assume there are some gross calculations in effect, because, I could fully well believe that if you weighed 250 lbs that you would need 7 oz more of water per day than someone who weighed 240 lbs. And, I could believe that if you weighed 110 lbs, you would need 7 oz more of water than if you weighed 100 lbs. But, I can't believe that is true, if , 100 lbs. doesn't need 7 0z per every 10 lbs. and if, suddenly, some other weight also doesn't need as much of a water increase as every weight before it.i followed someone else's calculations and got that I should have 168 ounces of water. According to what I got from yours, minus the weird lack of seeming to follow any particular rule all the way through, I should drink a little more, for now, but, not a lot more. Following your strange way of ounces suddenly disappearing or being added, I might need a few ounces less or a few ounces more.I think, in the end, however, it doesn't really matter, except to make a good guess if you are buying your water by the bottle. For instance, this bottle of Fiji water is 1.5 ltrs, which is approximately 50 ounces. So, if I wanted to know how many 1.5 ltrs of Fiji water I'd need, per day, on a water fast, I could safely use any of those calculations and come up with an approximation of more than 3, but, less than 5.If I was not drinking bottled water, or, if I had all the money needed for constantly drinking bottled water, so that it was always in my refrigerator and a planned part of every grocery shopping excursion, I wouldn't bother.Do you know why I wouldn't bother?It's because human bodies have this wonderful thing called a brain. And, this brain is good for,, among other things, listening to the rest of the body, interacting with it, and, making choices based on what it notices. It is also capable of making rational choices, even without all the vital information at its disposal, to necessarily make the correct first choice.Which is to say, pretty much everyone on the face of the earth is capable of knowing when it is they need a drink of water. If a freaking plant can figure it out, so can human beings Alright! What you need to do is actually listen to your body, give it a cup of water, and, maybe a cup after that, until it feels it has had an adequate amount of hydration. Then, do it again, a little while later, when it tells you it wants more.There is no hard and fast rule that if Mary Jane did 40 minutes of aerobics she absolutely needs X ounces of water every Y amount of minutes. But, there is a hard and fast rule that if Mary Jane is humanoid, from planet Earth, she is going to need water and her body will tell her so, so Mary Jane needs to wake up to that fact and stop fiddle-farting around worrying if she is going to hit the optimal amount.Guess what? If you drink 5 ounces more than your body wants, it's not going to kill you, as long as its clean, healthy water that you are drinking. It might make you pee more once or twice in the day. But, it won't kill you.So, the real issue is not getting too much water - because, you won't get that, unless you are forcing yourself to drink according to some one size fits all schedule or are being tortured by a mad water-totting terrorist. What the real issue is, is that there are a lot of silly, water-hating twits in the world that want to figure out how to get away with drinking the minimum amount possible, so they are all "Oh dear, let me calculate how much I HAVE to drink, so I don't get a drop more than that and waste my entire day slurping up that horrible substance known as water!"Learn to listen to your body and two things will happen. You'll stop being a water-hating twit, and, your body will give you clear, wonderful signals that tell you if it's truly hungry, truly thirsty, or, just wants you to shut up and go to sleep.And, thus, is my gentle tirade concluded. Thank you for your time.
But he is simply assuming he would die by drinking 2 gallons of water...
When I was diagnosed, I began writing down everything I put into my body. I used to drink 1-2 TWO liters of soda and water every day. I started off buying juices and water in 8-12 oz sizes; that helped because I was only allowed that much. If you like fruit, your doctor should agree that NONE of it counts as water...I love strawberries and grapes so that's free liquid. My go-to candy to suck on is butterscotch. I chew a little gum now and then and prefer the Dentyne Pure that is Mint flavored with melon accents and once the flavor is gone, I pop a new one in; otherwise, it'll make your mouth feel dry and then you need a drink. I can have sugar so I do still have Mountain Dew, 12-24 oz a day, and then the rest of my liquid is between milk, water and my new fave drink Country Time Lemonade. Does this help?
How did you get used to drinking so little water? I have Addison's disease, which causes your body to hold onto potassium and get rid of sodium, among other things. My sodium has been low on my blood tests for several months now, so my doctor wants me to try to stay around eight 8 ounce glasses of fluid a day, which is half a gallon or 64 ounces. So far, I've got myself down to 12-14 glasses a day, but I haven't been able to drink less than that. It's a struggle to even drink that little. I am used to drinking a lot more. I feel so dehydrated now. My mouth feels like cotton all day long, and my whole body is crying out for more water, but I'm trying hard not to give in so my sodium level can come up. I've got sugar free popsicles and candy, but they don't seem to help. Do you have any advice since you've had to do the same thing?
That's what I am thinking.. There's no way I can drink 30 cups of water a day and not harm myself.
Will you please clarify your claim?
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