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rmscott1

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Posted: 09 Apr 2017, 06:17
Question: How much water is too much water to drink?????
Question: Why would i retain water while i work out???
Richie Morris Scott
rhills

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Posted: 09 Apr 2017, 14:27
I don't think there is such a thing as drinking too much water! Have you checked your sodium intake? Since I started using this site and can more easily monitor the sodium in my diet, I try to keep it well under 1800-2000 mg/day (whereas before it was probably over 3000).
rmscott1

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Posted: 09 Apr 2017, 15:53
Thank's a bunch for the reply... I see now that i have been exceeding my sodium intake a great deal, now i need to adjust my menu for the upcoming week to fix this.
Richie Morris Scott
latiffer

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Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 09:06
Hello it's recommended that you drink half your weight in ounces of water . Example I weigh 140 ( starting weight was 20Cool I drink 70 ounces a day. A little more when it's hot and humid . Also it is possible to drink too much water but most don't drink enough for that too hhappen
rmscott1

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Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 11:54
Well right now i am drinking approx. 160 fluid oz of water give or take each day. I have 10 20oz bottles i have filled with water and labeled in numerical order. When i reach 8 bottles i refill them for the next day, some days more and some days a little less
Richie Morris Scott
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Posted: 11 Apr 2017, 16:10
I drink 3 pots of weak Chinese tea a day (around 750ml - just over a pint each). I have a diet coke on the way home and drink between 500ml and 750ml overnight. That's about 3.6 litres a day. (A litre is 1.4 pints). I don't feel it's too much but I go to the toilet a lot. Get up about four times a night.
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ted mathias

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Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 09:06
rmscott1 wrote:
Question: How much water is too much water to drink?????
Question: Why would i retain water while i work out???


one-half your weight in ounces. if you weigh 200 lbs, drink 100 ounces a day. Takes a bit to get up there but will help your body.
59Sharbar

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Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 12:05
Drinking 160 oz. of water at 161 pounds could be too much. Should be around 81-90 oz per day. Too much water causes sodium levels to fall which can be dangerous.
rmscott1

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Posted: 17 Apr 2017, 06:05
My daily menu chart shows my Sodium consumption at around 3000mg, this is one reason i have been drinking more water. I am trying to lower my sodium intake with my weekly menu, i do not add any extra salt in cooking i actually use NoSalt which has zero sodium to cook and season with. I walk from 3 miles up to 12 miles per day so i need to stay hydrated so i drink a lot of water there, the drinks they sell at the store have too many extra ingredient's added to drink to replenish my water extra sugar and things like that.
I am in-between a Rock and a hard place... I think that is the saying... I would love to lower my sodium intake as i have high blood pressure which i take medication for. ANY SUGGESTIONS ??? @59Sharbar
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Ingria

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Posted: 17 Apr 2017, 22:21
I would double check the entries first. When you select cooked food from FS it often includes added salt that you don't add. Also any food added to the FS by members is another suspect. I do not understand why quinoa you are eating has so much salt in it. The best way to reduce salt is to ditch all canned food and anything precooked and packaged. If you cook everything from scratch/fresh and use salt in moderation it is practically impossible to eat too much salt. Also keep in mind that only small percentage of high blood pressure is caused by sensitivity to sodium. Also google what happens when you eat too little salt and drink too much water. You kidneys will go into overdrive trying to retain sodium. Again I do not know what your doctor recommended but blank advise to limit salt consumption is misleading. It pretty much based on assumption that you are mostly eating out and snack on potato chips and canned soup in between.

As for blood pressure try raw beet juice (start with very little, like 1 oz) added to another vegetable juice. You can juice it yourself or buy from health food store. It can lower blood pressure. Start slow as the drop can be rather rapid. Also any veggies high in potassium reduce water retention.
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rmscott1

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Posted: 18 Apr 2017, 07:00
Wonderful information @Ingria I will definitely check this out and double check my entries, i will also look for the raw beet juice as that sounds better than taking a pill every day. I have removed any packaged food's from my diet and i am cooking everything now from scratch, other than a Protein bar when i am out walking and am too far away from home to grab a fresh snack.
I am really looking into all food's such as super foods to help with some of the issues i have. Any more info or suggestion's would be great, again thank's for the info.
Richie Morris Scott
RaginStorm

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Posted: 18 May 2017, 18:38
My doctor said that I was drinking too much water. I have severe edema, due to cirrhosis of the liver and leukemia. am currently taking 2 water pills a day and do not drink any type of tea, soda, alcohol maybe one cup of coffee, Never drink anything but water but i do drink appox 4 to 6 of the regular size "water bottles" that you can buy. How much is too much. Ive drank this my entire adult life.
Ingria

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Posted: 18 May 2017, 22:42
@RaginStorm, please follow your doctor's advice. When we are healthy, our body can deal with having too much or too little water. When we have certain ailments, it no longer can do it. So any generic advice can be misleading or even harming.
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Diablo360x

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Posted: 18 May 2017, 23:49
You are probably experiencing hyponatremia. "Hyponatremia can lead to fluid retention after exercise, so consume enough sodium while you exercise. The condition can also be quite dangerous, leading to pressure on your brain from excess blood volume in your brain capillaries, causing death if not treated quickly."

Sodium is very important in functioning muscles. Unless your doctor advises you to lower your sodium intake there is no reason to avoid it. Be reasonable of course but you need sodium especially if you're working out.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/276251-why-do-you-retain-water-after-exercise/
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
rmscott1

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Posted: 19 May 2017, 07:09
Thank you all for the helpful information.
Richie Morris Scott



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