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February 25, 2011 4:49 PM
I have read somewhere before that you should drink a certain amount of water per day for the weight that you are in order for you to lose weight. So if I weigh 189 how much water should I drink? And how would you calculate this to find out how much to drink?
February 25, 2011 4:57 PM
I was told to divide my weight by 2 and drink that many ounces of water .
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February 25, 2011 4:58 PM
What I found on the internet said take your weight and multiply it by .55. So for you that would be about 100 ounces.
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February 25, 2011 4:58 PM
no matter what you weigh you should drink 8 cup of water a day or more. No more that a gallon a day
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February 25, 2011 4:59 PM
QUOTE:

I have read somewhere before that you should drink a certain amount of water per day for the weight that you are in order for you to lose weight. So if I weigh 189 how much water should I drink? And how would you calculate this to find out how much to drink?


half your body weight in ounces. 189/2
February 25, 2011 5:00 PM
I drink half my body weight in ounces but a minimum of 64 ounces regardless.

Aside from helping flush your system and keep you hydrated, I'm not sure why people say water helps you lose weight.
February 25, 2011 5:00 PM
Ok here's how I heard it. It's 1/2 oz per pound of body weight. There are 128 oz in a gallon. That's the minimum. If you exercise or it's really hot you should drink more.

I know it's a ton. But for the past two weeks I've really been trying to drink a gallon a day. It's hard at times. But I have found that I like the look and feel much better. My skin isn't so dry, it also looks smoother. Also a big plus for me is that the BM's have really become regular and more productive so to speak. :) Also I don't have to go to the rr all the time.
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February 25, 2011 5:00 PM
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no matter what you weigh you should drink 8 cup of water a day or more. No more that a gallon a day


this is not true.... 8 is the "recommended" but somebody who weighs 200lbs is going to need more than somebody who weighs 100lbs
February 25, 2011 5:02 PM
i posted a topic about water a couple weeks ago but it seems to have vanished...... grumble

You should drink 8 8oz glasses per day and add another 8oz glass per 25 pounds of extra weight you cary.

so for me 168 pounds 64oz+16(ish)oz
February 25, 2011 5:03 PM
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I drink half my body weight in ounces but a minimum of 64 ounces regardless.

Aside from helping flush your system and keep you hydrated, I'm not sure why people say water helps you lose weight.


I know it doesn't really make sense, but it also helps prevent water retention. It flushes toxins out of your body. Helps move the fiber through your body.
February 25, 2011 5:06 PM
remembered reading that somewhere also; so I looked it up. One site I looked on was your weight divided by 2 is the number of ounces of water so at 189 you would need 94.5 ounces of water a day.
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February 25, 2011 6:47 PM
Thanks for the info! smile
February 25, 2011 6:55 PM
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I was told to divide my weight by 2 and drink that many ounces of water .


this is what I was told
March 23, 2014 9:16 AM
I was told to never exceed a gallon.
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March 23, 2014 9:49 AM
I've always heard the 8 glasses thing....but what size is a glass? 8 pint glasses would be a gallon, so I'm guessing half pint glasses?

(Sorry, I'm uk based, and liquid in ounces is totally meaningless to me...off to google it!)
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