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  • DamageInc
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    Originally posted by Anne View Post

    From clinical experience I see the opposite—the lower the SES the less water and the more other beverages a person drinks
    Agreed. Hence my surprise that so many in here seem to not drink much water.

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  • Lordosis
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    Originally posted by Anne View Post

    From clinical experience I see the opposite—the lower the SES the less water and the more other beverages a person drinks
    Lots of Monster , Redbull, and Mt. Dew.

    I do not get it from a purely economic point of view either. I never bought one so maybe I am missing something but it appears they are a couple bucks a can. I guess that is cheaper than a $4-5 Starbucks coffee but my coffee costs between 0.10-0.40 a cup depending how I make it.

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  • Anne
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    Originally posted by DamageInc View Post
    Is there an inverse correlation between net worth and drinking water? I've never seen such a large anti-water drinking cohort.

    Fwiw, I drink anywhere between 8-14 cups of water daily and feel noticeably worse when I drink less. However I can freely drink and use the bathroom anytime during the workday so that is not a limiting factor.
    From clinical experience I see the opposite—the lower the SES the less water and the more other beverages a person drinks

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  • K82
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    Previous kidney stone. I drink 3L a day pretty religiously. The pain from a kidney stone can do that to a person. Also, I weigh 160 lbs and exercise regularly, nothing tastes as good to me when I'm thirsty than water.

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  • NumberWhizMD
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    When I'm not pregnant, I drink a ton. When I'm pregnant (currently ready to pop), I can't drink enough on top of my usual.

    I tend to be pretty active, and notice a huge difference when I'm not drinking as much water. I avoid most caffeine (looking forward to my one cup of coffee post-pregnancy...haven't been able to tolerate this whole time). I do drink alcohol occasionally when not pregnant, but can't have much or feel the effects. I've started doing more electrolyte solutions instead of just straight water, as I feel like I get more bang for my buck. This is especially helpful on the days when I am more active, as I just can't seem to get enough fluids.

    Pre-pregnancy I would guess I drink a minimum of 80-90oz daily, in addition to eating a mostly plant-based diet (i.e. getting water from my foods too).
    Pregnancy, I don't feel good unless I'm getting 100+ per day (and will drink quite a bit during the night to make up for what I don't get in during the day).

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  • DamageInc
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    Is there an inverse correlation between net worth and drinking water? I've never seen such a large anti-water drinking cohort.

    Fwiw, I drink anywhere between 8-14 cups of water daily and feel noticeably worse when I drink less. However I can freely drink and use the bathroom anytime during the workday so that is not a limiting factor.

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by pierre View Post
    I don’t strive for any specific fluid intake. I drink milk > kombucha > water. Gave up soda 3 or 4 years ago.

    burritos, do you eat one meal a day or do you only restrict your fluid intake?
    When I work. It’s both.

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  • pierre
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    I don’t strive for any specific fluid intake. I drink milk > kombucha > water. Gave up soda 3 or 4 years ago.

    burritos, do you eat one meal a day or do you only restrict your fluid intake?

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  • Lordosis
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    6am coffee
    7am coffee
    10am coffee
    noon 24oz water (Cool but not ice legobikes )
    2pm coffee
    2-4pm coffee or hot tea sometimes
    Dinner Diet iced tea or soda
    After dinner I do not usually drink much but it is usually water if anything just because I many be thirsty. Couple/few times a month we have evening drinks.

    Coffee is all black without sugar same for the occasional tea

    On days I work out or bike in the morning I have an extra 24oz of water at 7-8am.


    I do not strive to do any of this. It is just the pattern I have fallen into. I find on weekends when busy I forget to drink all day until I get the caffeine withdrawal headache in the afternoon.

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  • Hatton
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    I know that I am far removed from biochemistry but I do not recall learning about the "free water cycle". Did you discover this Burritos?
    FWIW I consume liquids all day. I start with 2 cups of coffee and a diet coke. I love LaCroix lime and key lime water. I used to drink a lot of diet Lipton citrus green tea but the pandemic seems to of effected its availability.

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by wideopenspaces View Post

    Hahaha no I pee like twice a day- first thing in the morning and bedtime. Not drinking a lot of liquid is a real time saver;-)
    Interesting. After prolonged zone 2 exercise I have to go #1. Same is true if I’m cold for a prolonged period of time. I know, TMI,
    but I always thought it was due to free water byproduct from fat metabolism.

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  • burritos
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    Originally posted by Bmac View Post
    I drink water when I’m thirsty. I drink beer because I enjoy it. Life is short.
    I agree. Tonight i had 1/2 cup of Cuvee mixed with 1/2 cup of rum on ice. My own reeses peanut butteresque leftover mixture. After that a cup of ice water. I don’t know if it’s good but I can feel it spiking my happy dopamine followed by a flood of forebrain gaba

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  • legobikes
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    I drink a glass of hot water in the morning, then about a liter of water while at work after lunch. I get thirsty mainly because I keep the office a toasty 72F. After that it's whenever. I don't force myself to drink. I have a very delayed thirst trigger; I'll hike for a couple of hours in Norcal 90 degree+ temperatures , and I won't really be thirsty until I get back home several hours later. But then I'll chug 3-4 glasses of water.

    Also, you Americans are crazy and should quit drinking ice water all the time - unless you're actually trying to shut down your bowels.

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  • Anne
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    I love water. I don’t have a goal but drink a lot of it. I remember being in some work sponsored well being seminar and we were asked to make goals for self care and someone said her goal was to drink water. And I was like “oh, you mean more water?” And she said, no, she meant she never drank water, period. Only drank other beverages. It blew my mind but I guess it’s not that uncommon.

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  • wideopenspaces
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    Originally posted by burritos View Post

    That’s a lot of mileage. After your runs do you notice that you have to offload a fair amount of urine proximately afterwards?
    Hahaha no I pee like twice a day- first thing in the morning and bedtime. Not drinking a lot of liquid is a real time saver;-)

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