downfalls of drinking lots of water?

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rdrollins98

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 19:00
i've always gone back and forth with drinking water most of the time...some days are more successful that others of course. One day, a lil while back, i found myself drinking way more water than normal. It wasn't very long before i felt all bloated and swollen...even my feet looked puffy! this is not the desired effect i expect from drinking 60+oz of water each day lol i had never noticed it happening that much before...is there such a thing as too much water? or is it something my body will just get used to? bc i already don't like the way my body is anyway...the LAST thing i need is trying to be healthier and end up looking like a bloated fish or something lol
Baxie

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 19:03
How much sodium did you eat yesterday/today?
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rdrollins98

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 19:16
i'm not sure on the day that i noticed it..it was about 2 weeks ago when it happened. usually i drink 3 or 4 bottles of water, but i had taken in a lot more than that that day. i have just started tracking my sodium and realize i take in way more than i probably should lol
Baxie

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 19:25
There ya go...water helps flush that out, unless you have an underlying medical condition.
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rdrollins98

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 19:50
no underlying medical condition. i haven't really felt any other puffiness since then, well other than normal lol cutting back on sodium is on my to-do list as of recently, so...hoping that helps!
gkcfm95

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 20:16
potassium can help flush sodium from your body. try adding more potassium rich foods to your diet.

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paperiniko

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 02:05
drinking water is important, but it has become sort of a myth among dieters and health enthusiasts. Dehydration does not happen that easily for healthy people and most of one's water needs are covered by food anyway. There is also a thing as drinking too much water.
bigpete137

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 02:46
i drink about 4 litres of water a day, especially when its 35° outside.
i dont feel like its hurting me tho.
Hoser

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:03
Water toxicity is a real thing, and can be fatal, but you have to work really hard to take in anywhere near that amount of water. I did some math on it a while ago, but I don't have it handy. If you search the forums for water toxicity you should find it.

Likely you had a lot of sodium in your diet that day.
Hoser

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 10:06
Here you go. A 200lb person would have to drink over four gallons of water during a short period of time in order to have a 50% chance of dying from it.
Baxie

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 12:29
Thank you, Hoser...so right.
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Wanda T

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Posted: 21 Jun 2012, 19:10
Looking for LOW CARB foods with potassium.



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