So I drink alot of water. I carry a 1 gallon jug of water around my office and clients all the time. I usually empty it once during the day then fill it again and drink maybe 1/4-1/2 of it by the end of the night. This is in addition to any diet soda or energy drink i may have about midday. I take a few vitamins daily(fiber, multi, glucosamine, fishoil, flaxseed) and usually eat about 3-4 servings of fruit a day and sometimes 2 servings of vegetables, in addition to any other foods i usually have.
it wasn't until recently i had heard of overhydrating(and not in the san francisco radio talk show water intoxication scandal way) and the fact that drinking to much water can in fact flush the good stuff from your system and actually having a negative effect on your body. i want to know if i am drinking to much a day? ive always drank alot, i used to take it all out on sodas but luckily in the last 2 years ive switched to water all day every day. i figure at least it's just water im drinking, but if drinking this much during the day is an issue, i need to know so i can cut back and adjust accordingly
what is the recomended daily water intake? i like to ride and work out in the gym as much as possible, im 22 and pretty active. i think im fine but who knows, maybe i could be better