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HONESTLY ladies .... How much water do you drink per day?

Didn't I hear that we are supposed to consume the equivalent of 8 glasses of water per day? How much do you drink per day? How about your kids?


Asked by BaileysMom476 at 3:18 PM on Apr. 13, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Way more then that 8 glass recommendation, but only because I'm pregnant and water tastes soooo good right now. It's all I drink constantly after my morning coffee. However, before I was pregnant I was right there with the ladies who drank maybe 1 glass a day. I'm not a huge fan of water so unless it was super hot out I typically didn't drink any. I'm hoping my new found love for H20 stays after this pregnancy, since it's a rather healthy craving.

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 3:35 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I dring 72 ounces a day my son only drinks water

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 3:20 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • hardly any - I hate drinking water. Recently trying the new MIO water flavor to get myself to drink more, I also put crystal light into my water to encourage more - but usually never more than an 8 oz glass

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 3:22 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • We buy bottled water for the kids since they do an awful lot of sports so I drink it too. They are 16oz bottles and I drink around 5-6 a day.

    Answer by gemgem at 3:22 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • About 50oz. Not enough.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 3:25 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • I buy bottled water and I drink about 4-6 a day

    Answer by MizLee at 3:29 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • The 8 glasses thing is a myth. You need about a half gallon of water (from all sources, including solid foods) each day. If you're used to caffeine, the caffeinated drinks count. Hard alcohol doesn't.

    Answer by SWasson at 3:34 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • Straight water? almost none. With both of my pregnancies water would make my heartburn even worse. More so with my son than my daughter, but I HATE the taste of water now. I drink a lot of soda, coffee, juice and milk though. I know, not the healthiest, but......

    Answer by Rosehawk at 3:49 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • @SWasson - half a gallon is 64 oz. 8, 8 oz glasses is 64 oz. Just sayin'.

    The newer recommendation is to drink half your weight in ounces - so if you weigh 100 lbs, 50 oz of water, if you weigh 200, 100 oz. Some days I do pretty good, and get my water, some days I just can't drink and don't drink nearly enough. Today I'm on a decent track, I've got around 60 oz in already and it's 3pm. I usually drink 32 oz on my afternoon work route.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Apr. 13, 2011

  • note the 8 glasses they say to.

    Answer by juliemomx2 at 4:21 PM on Apr. 13, 2011