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Do you think that you get enough water? And how would you know if you're dehydrated?
 

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I get enough water. You know you`re hydrated if your piss is clear. The darker the yellow the more dehydrated you are.
 

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Freddy posted another picture. btw, what are you doing in that photo?
 

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I get enough water. You know you`re hydrated if your piss is clear. The darker the yellow the more dehydrated you are.
This is a very good guide, a very easy way to tell. 3 litres a day sounds like an awful lot, have a look at some of the earlier posts on drinking too much water.
 

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I have read once that drinking too much water can be harmful for the body.

A few months ago, I read in a newspaper that a young woman died due to her brain cells swelling caused by drinking too much water.. i forgot how many litres she drank but my advice is not to exceed the daily intake of 1 or 2 litre. I was always thinking that the more water you drink, the more toxins you remove from your body. I was scared upon learning too much water does not neccessarily be good for you.

pls find out more on the net.
 

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1 to 2 liters a day is no where near the amount that would kill you. We're talking 10 liters in roughly 8 hours is the average amount consumed when people died.

You have to keep in mind that it is virtually impossible to accidentally overdose on water. If you die of water intoxication its because you really wanted to go that way.
 

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1 to 2 liters a day is no where near the amount that would kill you. We're talking 10 liters in roughly 8 hours is the average amount consumed when people died.

You have to keep in mind that it is virtually impossible to accidentally overdose on water. If you die of water intoxication its because you really wanted to go that way.
You're probably right, Freddy. I guess I was getting scared for nothing
 

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I never knew if you pee clear your hydrated....Thx for the tip freddy!
 

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Yeah, you don't need to worry. You'll start to vomit water and get headaches before you reach the lethal amount.
Sorry Freddy that absolutely is not true. Research it on the internet, talk to your doctor but be very,very careful about consuming large amounts of water. It's called water intoxication.
 

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How is that not true? Before you die of water intoxication your brain swells and you get headaches, these headaches lead to vomiting. Those that continue drinking past this stage are the ones that die. Your body will see water as a toxin and try to remove it from the body, hence the vomiting. It's not like you drink the water and feel all fine and dandy and then die all of a sudden. It's not that "graceful". There's lots of pain and puke involved in the process.
 

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I never knew if you pee clear your hydrated....Thx for the tip freddy!
But if you take vitamin supplements, especially B vitamins, your pee can be very yellow at first and then clear throughout the day as you drink water.

Freddy is very right about water consumption. I feel like it is common sense. You know when you have had enough. It is almost impossible to drink a lethal amount of water unless you are on some sort of mission to do so.
 

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How is that not true? Before you die of water intoxication your brain swells and you get headaches, these headaches lead to vomiting. Those that continue drinking past this stage are the ones that die. Your body will see water as a toxin and try to remove it from the body, hence the vomiting. It's not like you drink the water and feel all fine and dandy and then die all of a sudden. It's not that "graceful". There's lots of pain and puke involved in the process.
Depending on the health of the individual there are several health problems that can be affected by drinking vast quantities of water, some of these can be previously undiagnosed and only come to light when the system is required to handle huge quantities of liquid. I stand by my advice to talk to a doctor about this.
 

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Who said anything about drinking "vast" or "huge" quantities of water? If you're a normal human being you won't drink yourself to death. Normal people drink enough water to piss clear but not huge nor vast amounts. It's an issue of common sense.
 

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You can Google "Hydration Calculator" and find out the suggested amount of water you should have daily by answering questions about your weight, activities, etc. The calculation for me was 2.7 litres -- which I think is high. Herbal teas, 100% fruit juice, broth, etc. counts towards your daily amount. Vitamin B combos will give you technicolour pee.
 
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