3 litres of water every day for a month.....starting 1 Nov....anyone want to join me?

(19 Posts)
Ruprekt Thu 31-Oct-13 22:31:45

We should be doing it anyway but I fail all the time. confused

I read an article on the health benefits of drinking lots of water so tomorrow I will take a photo and see if, in 4 weeks, anything has changed.

smilesmilesmilesmilesmile

Anyone else up for it?

ZimboMum Thu 31-Oct-13 22:42:10

Me! Me! Lowish carbing with lots of slips but KNOW I am drinking far to much coke zero and not enough water. Need to get back into the water zone so im in!

Ohhelpohnoitsa Thu 31-Oct-13 23:11:39

yes me. I will try it too!

cocoleBOO Thu 31-Oct-13 23:15:12

I saw those photos on the Mail online today, there really was a noticable difference after the 4 weeks.

Me! Stopped low carbing but planning on starting again on Monday and I think I read the same article about water!

Will start th water tomorrow and th low carbing on Monday.

AngusAndElspethsThistleWhistle Thu 31-Oct-13 23:20:40

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Ruprekt Fri 01-Nov-13 00:37:53

Hydro app sounds good. smile

So 3 litres is about 5 pints.

Cup of tea in morning followed by a pint of water.

I find warm water helps as it goes down more easily.

We can do it. smilesmilesmile

kotinka Fri 01-Nov-13 00:43:26

be careful about your electrolyte levels, if you notice cramp ans headaches, you nay need to top up on potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Ruprekt Fri 01-Nov-13 00:44:07

How kotinka?

kotinka Fri 01-Nov-13 00:51:45

low carbing us diuretic anyway, drinking water is good but 3 litres could flush away minerals. keep an eye out for side effects.

Ruprekt Fri 01-Nov-13 09:46:24

Had a cup of tea and a pint of water this morning.

Rattitude Fri 01-Nov-13 10:00:53

Kotinka has a point. Excessive water consumption can have adverse effects in your body as your kidneys may also not be able to process it.

A woman should roughly drink 2 L of liquid per day (more on a hot day or if you have been exercising). That would include water, other drinks (tea, coffee, soft drinks,...), soup...

Be aware of how much your drink, check the colour of your urine (dark would indicate dehydration), check for other symptoms of dehydration.

Soft drinks are shit for your body. Yes, they are! They can also be addictive.

Replace them with water and you will notice a difference.

Where is this 3L target coming from anyway?

If you reduce your aim to 1.5L / 2L on top of your other drinks, that will be plenty.

Before doing anything drastic (be it diet or water consumption), liaise with your GP.

gamerchick Fri 01-Nov-13 10:04:47

Up it slowly.. I learned the hard way. A sudden increase means lots of toilet visits until your bladder gets used.

Other than that it's a fab idea..I'm drinking far too much fizzy so may join you grin

Ruprekt Fri 01-Nov-13 15:59:33

I do low carb and 3l water is recommended per day........

ZimboMum Fri 01-Nov-13 21:10:02

Argh! I have utterly utterly failed today. Must try better tomorrow!

Ruprekt Sat 02-Nov-13 00:13:56

I managed 3 pints......rubbish! angryangry

QueenQueenie Sun 03-Nov-13 16:52:35

I find having it measured out at the beginning of the day helps. I keep empty 750ml mineral water bottles and fill 5 of those (am on 3.5l a day!) which I then make my way through... and take one out and about with me.

ArgyMargy Sun 03-Nov-13 16:57:14

Sounds like a bad idea. The recommended 2litres includes fluid in food. You risk totally upsetting your body chemistry.

SarahPercyAndBill Mon 11-Nov-13 08:45:20

Sorry but drinking 8 glasses a day is a complete myth and there is ZERO scientific evidence for it. Google it. Lots of reputable websites confirm it. When your body needs water, you feel thirsty. Don't ignore that and you are optimally hydrated.

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