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.
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.
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.
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)
"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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