How to increase water intake without other issues?

posted 3 months ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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Worker bee

betyl :  Agree with this. Drink a small amount at a time, not huge amounts. Also try to have something small to eat when you drink a glass or two. Then you won’t be running to the toilet soon after. That’s something that usually works for me.

Post # 17
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Busy bee

When I first started drinking a ton of water I went to the bathroom ALL the time. It seemed like it wasn’t worth it BUT your body is in dehydration mode right now. Once it gets used to the amount of water you’re drinking you’ll go to the bathroom less. Still more often but it’s totally worth it!

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

Call me inhumane, but the ladies in my office literally joke about the “conga line”. You turn the corner of my office to go to the bathroom, turn another corner to the break room (fill up your water bottle) and another 2 turns to get back to the office space. No one cares. JUST WASH YOUR HANDS! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

So your body can only absorb so much fluid at a time, even when dehydrated.  Think of it this way- if your dehydrated body is an empty milk gallon, and you have a big bucket of water to hydrate, and you just quickly dump the bucket over the gallon, only so much will fill the gallon and the rest will run off as waste.  If you pour the bucket slow and steady into the gallon, you will have more in the gallon, and less waste.  That is why if you are medically hydrated, you get a slow IV drip of fluids, or are fed fluids slowly and consistently.  As you increase your daily fluid consumption, you will certainly have to use the rest room more-  but focus more on steadily drinking your water bottle over an hour rather than chugging a whole bottle in its entirety in 5 minutes every hour.

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