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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03-08-2004, 10:06 AM #3Originally posted by buffdan
Yes. You lose too many electrolytes. Keep it to 1 gallon a day.
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":
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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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