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    Is 2 gallons of water a day too much?

    Hi:
    I've been on a stirct diet for a while and training.
    Im close to my cutting goal.

    I notice I drink about 6-8 sometimes more 16.9- 20onz bottles of water a day.

    Is that too much?
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    Yes. You lose too many electrolytes. Keep it to 1 gallon a day.
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    Originally posted by buffdan
    Yes. You lose too many electrolytes. Keep it to 1 gallon a day.
    Respectfully disagree.

    I haven't seen or heard of electrolyte issues on only 2 gallons. If you're eating a balanced, clean diet, with a multivitamin, you would be fine with 2 gallons.

    A common key is 2/3 of an ounce of water for every pound of bodyweight. If you weigh 180, that would be just under 2 gallons. Some days a little more, some days a little less.

    I think 2 gallons is fine.

    Overhydration, causing the loss and flushing of essential salts, isn't triggered anywhere near as low as 2 gallons.

    I'm sure there's articles on this on the main site. In fact, I just did a search for "water":
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/jeremiah/water.htm
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    Im 5'4
    Used to weigh 185lbs.
    Im 148 lbs now.

    Goal 140 to start bulking.

    Still 2 gallons too much?
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    You want to lose weight from 148 to 140, then to bulk?

    If yes, I'd still say yes on the 2 gallons, since the hydration is essential to a higher metabolic rate. It also will help you feel full, which is helpful is you're trying to eat clean down to 140.

    I've read a bunch about this in the past few years, and overhydration and electrolyte loss isn't really an issue until you're tripling and quadrupling a healthy intake. Your plan for 2 gallons is fine, pretty much no matter what.
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    HomerFan, Zack is correct, more water more water out, if your diet and supplementation is good, 2 gallons is great.

    I'm 280 lbs and I take in 2 gallons of water a day plus 1/2 gallon of green tea and usually 1/2 gallon of crystal light...
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    How green tea can help me?
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    Originally posted by HomerFan
    How green tea can help me?
    Green tea has a lot of antioxidants.
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    Originally posted by ScrappyDew
    Green tea has a lot of antioxidants.


    How many calories per serving? 4-8onz
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    Originally posted by HomerFan
    How many calories per serving? 4-8onz
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