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January 26, 2012 11:44 AM
When MFP has you log your water for the day...are we talking 8 glasses, CUPS or what? I know it's not that important to know exactly, but I am just curious how many ounces they are suggesting?

Thanks!
  4381882
January 26, 2012 11:45 AM
I believe it's 8 cups of water, that's what I've been logging at least.
  13675645
January 26, 2012 11:45 AM
8 oz per glass and 8 glasses of water per day-so 64 oz
Edited by hockeyd11 On January 26, 2012 11:46 AM
January 26, 2012 11:46 AM
8 oz = 1 cup

so 64 oz per day. I have glasses that hold 16 oz so I count each one as 2 cups.
  4822651
January 26, 2012 11:46 AM
1 cup = 8 oz. so MFP suggests you drink 64 oz. of water a day (in whatever vessel you choose). drinker
January 26, 2012 11:47 AM
8 cups
I keep a 16 oz. glass going all day long, I will usually drink 5 of those full so I am getting 10 cups of water a day.
  151545
January 26, 2012 11:49 AM
I believe they are talking about CUPS. Glasses can be different sizes, so that wouldn't me an accurate measurement. The "standard" water bottles I get from the store (Zephyrhills) is 16.9 oz. That's roughly 2 cups. So, if I drink 4 of them a day (which, I must confess, I don't), then I've gotten my 8 cups of water.

Hope that helps. :)
January 26, 2012 11:51 AM
8 cups, 8 ounces each.
  5318903
January 26, 2012 11:52 AM
I'm drinking more than I thought. Huh.
  9308159
January 26, 2012 11:52 AM
these posts make my head hurt
  8889735
January 26, 2012 11:53 AM
The recommended 64 ounces of water should be the MINIMUM that you drink, BTW. From what I understand, you should drink half your body weight in ounces for your organs to function properly. Example: 200 pound person needs 100 ounces of water.

Oh, and I'm not a Doctor or Nutritionist... I just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. laugh
  7075582
January 26, 2012 11:53 AM
"We recommend that you drink at least 8 cups of water a day."

Cups.
January 26, 2012 11:53 AM
I have no idea what they are talking - cups or glasses...but I think it is cups...

To determine how much water you should be drinking you should divide your weight in pounds by half.

Convert this number to ounces. This is the amount of water you should try to drink each day. For instance, a 160 lb. man should attempt to drink 80 oz. of water per day.
  15015099
January 26, 2012 11:55 AM
QUOTE:

The recommended 64 ounces of water should be the MINIMUM that you drink, BTW. From what I understand, you should drink half your body weight in ounces for your organs to function properly. Example: 200 pound person needs 100 ounces of water.

Oh, and I'm not a Doctor or Nutritionist... I just stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. laugh


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January 26, 2012 11:57 AM
as long as whatever you are drinking out of is 8oz you are fine. I drink out of a water bottle and its = to 3 8oz cups of water so I drink 3 of those for my daily intake of water. if you go over the recommended daily intake no worries, just as long as you stay hydrated. But be careful not to drink to much water, and I mean like several gallons because it can thin your blood too much.
January 26, 2012 11:57 AM
1 cup = 8 oz.

I drink 12 to 15 cups (96 to 120 oz) a day.

I have a CamelBack bottle that has 8oz, 16 oz and 24oz markings on it so I know exactly how much water I drink :)
  1679800
January 26, 2012 12:00 PM
8oz=1c

8 x 1c= 64oz

1 pint=16oz

4p x 4 = 64oz

1 quart= 32 oz

1q x 2 = 64oz

1 liter=33.8140227oz

1l x1.8927058921031= 64 oz
Edited by Scott613 On January 26, 2012 12:01 PM
January 26, 2012 12:08 PM
I didn't really know either. But I have a big water bottle that holds 32oz and I try and drink at least 2 of those a day. So... 64. Which judging by the responses, is correct.
  13998100
January 26, 2012 12:18 PM
Ask yourself one question.

Is a glass a standard unit of measurement...or is a cup?

And if that proves difficult...try reading what it actually says on the food diary...
"Water Consumption
We recommend that you drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Click the arrows to add or subtract cups of water."
Edited by killagb On January 26, 2012 12:18 PM
January 26, 2012 12:19 PM
Sometimes I use glass, sometimes I use plastic. Just depends on what I feel like drinking out of that day.
January 26, 2012 1:12 PM
I drink the amount of water I feel like when I'm thirsty. I must be doing it wrong.
  7625396
January 26, 2012 1:15 PM
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January 26, 2012 1:21 PM
QUOTE:

Ask yourself one question.

Is a glass a standard unit of measurement...or is a cup?

And if that proves difficult...try reading what it actually says on the food diary...
"Water Consumption
We recommend that you drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Click the arrows to add or subtract cups of water."


So, are you like, trying to say that it's cups? Super helpful
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January 26, 2012 1:23 PM
How many Drams is that?
January 26, 2012 3:50 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Ask yourself one question.

Is a glass a standard unit of measurement...or is a cup?

And if that proves difficult...try reading what it actually says on the food diary...
"Water Consumption
We recommend that you drink at least 8 cups of water a day. Click the arrows to add or subtract cups of water."


So, are you like, trying to say that it's cups? Super helpful

You are so welcome! bigsmile flowerforyou

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