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August 9, 2011 10:24 PM
Hi there,

Just started using this tracking system and I'm extremely impressed so far. I could not believe it was free and better than any other app (that I've paid for!)

I am a stickler for accuracy and I'm trying to work out how many ml of water is considered "one glass" through MyFitnessPal's counter system for glasses per day? I generally drink 2 x 1lt bottles of water per day.

Any assistance is appreciated,


August 9, 2011 10:28 PM
I dont know how to use the water tracker . . . I keep hitting the arrows and it doesn't move.
August 9, 2011 10:28 PM
Welcome! One cup of water is equal to 237 ml. Hope this helps. smile
August 9, 2011 10:29 PM
I usually say about 250ml is 1 cup.
August 9, 2011 10:29 PM
In Australia 1 cup = 250ml. So 2lt a day = 8 cups.
August 9, 2011 10:32 PM

lmstark / kr3851, BethGordon

Thanks all, this is the only thing that may need to be listed (for the less measure-conscious starter newbs like myself) ;) otherwise this site is pretty damned perfect.
August 9, 2011 10:32 PM
The water tracker on here is for 8 oz or 1 cup of water=1 glass. 4 cups of water=1 litre. Hope that helps.
August 9, 2011 10:35 PM
A standard cup measure is different in different parts of the world (8 oz, 237ml, 250 ml)
It's only an estimate anyway and everyones' water requirement is different.
Stick with your 2l a day and you'll be fine!
August 9, 2011 10:40 PM
I think MFP works on a cup being 8 oz - which works out to 250ml..... That is the goal I work towards.......
August 9, 2011 11:04 PM
I never noticed it having an actual unit of measurement. So, whatever cup size I use (mine happens to be 24 oz) is one glass for me.
May 27, 2013 9:32 AM

Welcome! One cup of water is equal to 237 ml. Hope this helps. smile

Thank you :D
June 18, 2013 12:23 AM
I was wondering that myself.
June 18, 2013 1:38 AM

In Australia 1 cup = 250ml. So 2lt a day = 8 cups.

^^This :D
October 20, 2013 4:04 PM
Thanks for the answers guys. I mark off a glass each time I drink a 600mL bottle but it looks like I should be marking off two per bottle instead.

I think myFitnessPal left it purposefully ambiguous as the water consumption requirements vary per person depending on your sex, weight, activity, etc.

The medical average is actually around 3 litres for a healthy male and 2.2 litres for a healthy female. 8 cups equates to around 2 litres but is usually regarded as an acceptable average as you're getting water from other things you consume over the course of a day as well.
October 20, 2013 4:16 PM
There is 236.59 ml in one 8 ounce glass/cup of water, soda, tea, coffee(American Standard)
Edited by lainie644 On October 20, 2013 4:17 PM
October 20, 2013 4:27 PM
How does this debate keep happening??

It is not a 'glass' of water, it is a CUP of water. A cup is a unit of measurement that is 250ml. You imperial measuring folks translate this to 8 fl oz as this is the closest round number.

As for how much water you should take in each day (the real question here), don't focus blindly on an arbitrary number. Do what works for your body. A better measure is to look at the colour of your pee. You should have 4-5 clear urinations per day, that is the sign of a good level of hydration.

The ideal would be to sip on water throughout the day if your job/schedule allows, but just get in what you body needs.

FYI - cos these threads always go down this route, other fluid intake - even coffee - counts to your fluid intake. Again it is important to reinforce, just look at how your body responds and adjust your intake accordingly.
October 20, 2013 4:39 PM
everyone's hydration needs are different. instead of focusing on "zomg i need Xoz. of teh waterz each day" just drink enough water so your urine is colorless or slightly yellow. that means you're hydrated.
March 10, 2014 10:58 AM
i want lose 13 kg weight..doing exercise 5 days a week for about 75-80 mnts ...its been one still no chnage..wht shud i do..any one can suggest me anything?
March 10, 2014 11:12 AM
250ml, or nearly 1/2 a pint :)


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