Opinions about water...

I've been told that you can drink TOO much water in a day. Thoughts on this?


  • tpt1950
    tpt1950 Posts: 292 Member
    FYI: Excerpt from Mayo Clinic Site re: drinking too much water

    Staying safely hydrated

    Generally if you drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel thirsty and produce 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) or more of colorless or light yellow urine a day, your fluid intake is probably adequate. If you're concerned about your fluid intake or have health issues, check with your doctor or a registered dietitian. He or she can help you determine the amount of water that's right for you.

    To ward off dehydration and make sure your body has the fluids it needs, make water your beverage of choice. It's also a good idea to:
    Drink a glass of water or other calorie-free or low-calorie beverage with each meal and between each meal.
    Drink water before, during and after exercise.

    Although uncommon, it is possible to drink too much water. When your kidneys are unable to excrete the excess water, the electrolyte (mineral) content of the blood is diluted, resulting in low sodium levels in the blood, a condition called hyponatremia. Endurance athletes, such as marathon runners, who drink large amounts of water, are at higher risk of hyponatremia. In general, though, drinking too much water is rare in healthy adults who eat an average American diet.
  • BonaFideUK
    BonaFideUK Posts: 313 Member
    You can die from drinking too much water. Although it has to be an extreme amount. I doubt its possible for you to drink too much water in a day. You'll just pass out what your body doesn't want easily anyway.
  • ncrissey460
    ncrissey460 Posts: 97 Member
    I drink a gallon of water a day it seems like a lot but its not. Im to drink half my weight in ounces in water every day to help with my weight loss. I do go to the bathroom a lot but i have seen the benefits of it and will continue to do so.