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I have been a heavy water drinker for at least 10 years. I probably drink about 3/4 gallon a day. I only drink bottle water - Arrowhead. Are there better brands than others?
 

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I typically drink maybe 2 glasses of water a day. I know, not enough. I'm trying to increase my water intake.
 

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Mine varies, depending how much fresh produce I'm getting. I tend to drink less water when I get quite a bit from my food.

I'm not that picky. I hate wasting all that plastic, so I have two 2.5 gallon bottles, and one 1-gallon that I keep and I refill with those water refill machines at the grocery store. That water has no taste, and is 39 cents a gallon.
 

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I try something radical...I just drink when I am thirsty. I don't really measure how much water I drink, but it can vary depending on how thirsty I am.

I know...completely revolutionary!
 

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I try to drink 3/4 to a gallon a day.

For U.S residents, my advice is to check where the water in the bottles comes from, lots are from "municipal source", which means that it's the same as your tapwater
 

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I drink about a gallon of water per day- and that doesn't include my morning tea.

I don't force it upon myself, my body actually requires it. If I go an hour or two without a glass of water my mouth feels dry and my tongue starts to feel swollen. I also get up on average of two times per night to drink 8oz or so of water.
 

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I try to drink as much as possible...lately it's been about a half gallon, but I'm trying to drink even more!

I seem to be thirsty a lot anyway, so what better thing to do than to drink more water?!
 

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Some bottled waters actually have additives in them! Read the labels.

If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Lack of water can cause asthma attacks, and migraines.

I drink at least 8 glasses of filtered water daily. It's part of my preventive health regime.
 

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I follow a diet which is salt-free, and very low in sodium, so I don't get as thirsty as those who eat a higher sodium diet. Also, I eat tons of fruits and vegetables, so my food has a high water content. As a result, the only time I feel the need to drink any water at all is when I'm getting some vigorous exercise, and working up a sweat.

The only time my mouth ever gets dry is if I let someone talk me into eating out at a restaurant against my better judgement. Restaurant food always seems to have way too much sodium in it. Then my mouth gets dry, and I want to drink lots of water. Otherwise, as long as I'm eating the amount of sodium that is naturally found in whole foods that contain no added salt, I do not get thirsty.
 

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I have to wonder how people can afford to purchase that much bottled water - and I hate the waste of so much plastic as well. I think refilling large bottles from those refillable machines at the store would definitely be a better option if your tap water is unacceptable (and I am sure some places it can be).

I do use a filter on my tap, even though we get our water from a well and it's been checked (by whatever people check these things) and supposed to be very pure.

I don't keep real close track, but usually refill my 32 oz. bottle at least 3 times a day, ... (how many ounces in a gallon? wanders off to do the math)
 

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"I follow a diet which is salt-free, and very low in sodium,"

A salt free diet is very bad for you. Your cells require a certain amount of salt for maximum health. Read the excellent book called "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" for exact ratio of water to salt.
 
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