[quote]Nate Dogg wrote:
Jeff Parsons wrote:
One liter of water is only half of the 8-8 oz. glasses recommended. At the very least, a person should drink 64 oz, or two nalgene sized bottles. I think the consensus is 1 gallon, or 4 nalgenes.
According to John Berardi, the minimum amount you need per day is half your bodyweight in ounces. This is for normal functioning. Add in loss of water through sweat and exercise, and your needs increase quite a bit.
I use a 50oz bottle during work (and at home). I drink 2-3 during work hours and more throughout the day and evening from protein shakes, exercise, etc. I probably get more than I “need” but water does so many wonderful things for the body, that I don’t have a problem consuming more than what some may think is enough. And yes, I urinate quite often…usually 2-4 times per 50oz.
So if I weigh 215 lbs, I need to drink at least ~108 oz of water per day?