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February 3, 2011 4:09 AM
From today i'm going to start drinking more water rather than tea and coffee. It says on the diary to drink 8 cups of water a day. How many mls are in a cup? I have a 50cl bottle that i will be refilling but i cant drink 8 of those a day because that would equate to 4 litres and tbh, i really dont want to spend my life on the toilet!!

Thank you! bigsmile
February 3, 2011 4:10 AM
February 3, 2011 4:13 AM
as above 250ml.

I have a 500ml bottle too and I drink at least 3 of them at work during the day and usually do a pint or two of water at home too.
February 3, 2011 4:16 AM
If you can get 1.5 litres down a day, your doing well. I have a litre bottle on my desk I try to get 1 done by lunchtime, this is easy if I have a small glass from it as soon as I get up.
February 3, 2011 4:17 AM
30cc or 30ml = 1 oz. So a cup of 8 oz would equal 240 cc or ml.
February 3, 2011 4:23 AM
1 litre is = to 4 8 oz glasses in order to get at least your 8 glasses of water in you need to drink 2 litres of water. I drink 4 litres because I have been told from different people that you are suppose to drink half your body weight in oz.
February 3, 2011 4:32 AM
Fab, thanx for all your replies! I should be able to do 1.5 - 2 litres a day.

FaeFae - You are really good doing 4 litres a day! That's impressive! drinker
February 3, 2011 4:38 AM
I have a 2 litre bottle which i fill every night and pop in the fridge and i drink all that bottle a day but weather thats enough im not sure.
February 3, 2011 5:40 AM
Also note, do not drink cold water as it makes you pee more.
February 3, 2011 5:40 AM
Also note, do not drink cold water as it makes you pee more.
June 20, 2013 12:48 AM
But doesn't cold water make you burn more calories?
July 10, 2014 4:52 AM
Back to the question if I drink a 50cl bottle of water how many cups do I enter in the app?
Edited by barry3652 On July 10, 2014 4:53 AM
July 25, 2014 2:47 AM
A 50cl bottle is 2 cups, so if you finish the bottle enter 2 cups of water into the app :)
July 25, 2014 3:00 AM
I live in Europe 1 cup is 237 ML. And 2 Liters of water is your basic 8 cups per day.

Hope this helps.
July 25, 2014 3:03 AM
240 ish
July 25, 2014 3:26 AM
You don't really need those 8 cups, if you eat a lot of fruits and veggies with high water content, you need less.
Just look at this chart, if the colour is not orange or completely see-through, you are good:
July 25, 2014 3:41 AM
Apparently your body has to warm the water up to a certain temp and therefore cold water burns more calories?
July 25, 2014 5:36 AM
Well when I tell MFP I've had a cup of water it syncs with my FitBit Dashboard & that says I've drunk 236.6ml. I try to drink 2 litres of water a day, some days I manage it, some days I don't & others days I drink more than 2 litres.


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