# How many glasses of WATER do you drink in a day?!

Question: How many glasses of WATER do you drink in a day?
.. people tell us that we should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to be healthy. but how much plain water do people really drink in any given day? i'm increasing my water intake to 8 glasses but i wonder how many people out there can really do this. i can hardly finish 6.

He means 8 glasses of fluid necessary water .

People have the mistaken impression that we need 8 glasses of water a day. What we do need is eight cups of fluid a day which includes fluids in food, juice, coffee, tea, milk and any other drinks you may have.

Let thirst be your guide. The idea that if you are thirsty, then you are already dehydrated, is not true. Thirst is just your body's way of telling you that you need more water. You can also tell by the color of your urine. If it is dark yellow then you need to drink more, if it is pale yellow or clear, then you are getting enough water/fluids.

Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is a vague concept, a person who weighs 90 lbs needs less water than one at 250 lbs; the same person would need to replenish more water on a hot and humid day or after strenuous exercise when our body loses a lot of it through perspiration. Then of course we take in water through all sorts of beverage, soup and watery fruit. A better guideline, as proposed by Dr. Oz, is to gauge the color of our urine, a light color means we're drinking enough, a dark color means we need to drink more. I want to add that we should use the same toilet for estimation, different toilet bowls have different amount of water inside.

I have a bottle that holds the "8 a day" amou t we're told to consume. I empty it completely at least once a day, and sometimes twice.

I try to drink at least 6 even though ur supposed to drink 8. All it does is make my stomach feel bloated and makes me have to use the bathroom every 10 minutes.

6 glasses of water

I drink between 4 and 6 twelve ounce glasses of water each day at work. Then maybe another pint at night.

I don't drink any actual glasses of water, but I guess I get enough since I'm not dead.

i try to drink as much as i can but usually about 4 glasses

i drink from 1-3 glasses of plain water.
I drink lots of green tea, coffee, red bull throughout the day

6 Glasses is enough

thanks, i think i drink 2 ltr. water per day.

you need 8 cups a day. drink 2 cups at a time

Twelve

I drink 8 glasses of water a day... this includes two mugs full of tea.

i pretty much don't drink water except as i use to make my coffee...

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