I’m no biochemist so I’m just looking for some other people’s view/insights on this… For the past two years I’ve been religiously taking in 1.8-2.25 gallons of pure water a daily. However, In addition I get at least 8 cups of veggies daily, 4-5 servings of fruit, and a pint of milk. If you include the water in these foods my total daily intake (I assume) is much higher.
Am I simply wasting my time doing this? Would it be more efficient to lower that figure to around 1-1.25 gallons daily? My original motivation in starting this two years ago was to prevent extra-cellular water retention. However, since I started doing this those many months ago, I’ve haven’t really noticed any positive changes. Now I just seem to go pee more frequently and my stomach is constantly full. Prior to this I did not religiously measure my intake and I seemed to retain water LESS when I was consuming an amount closer to 1 gallon. I eat pretty much the same if not cleaner/less-refined foods too.
Maybe it’s simply in my head, but I’ve been doing this for a long time and I’m a bit paranoid that my gains/physique will diminish if I reduce intake (yes, I’m a tad anal). But I’m getting sick of chugging massive amounts of water daily if I’m not getting any true health benefits. Do any of you guys have any opinions on this? Thanks for reading and I appreciate any feedback!