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How much water do you really drink per day ?

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Pisssssedofff Thu 12-May-16 12:12:14

Am trying to compare and work out why I looked significantly better three years ago, aging aside the only thing I can think I did different is less water ... Could that really be it ?

OutToGetYou Thu 12-May-16 12:15:22


Two cups of tea, maybe three, per day. Then nothing unless I go out somewhere or we have wine (the latter only about twice a week).

I like water, other than two, wine and gin it's the only think I drink. But I don't drink it often. I don't drink the others often either.
I went out last night for dinner and had a glass of sparkling mineral water. Other than that I had two cups of green tea and one normal tea.

I look better now than in the past dud to suitable skin care. But it certainly hadn't been anything to do with drinking water.

SnakeWitch Thu 12-May-16 12:23:01

I have been aiming for 2pints a day lately (plus teas and coffees) as I've started exercising and find it much easier if I've had lots of water. My skin looks better, I have been using nip+fab glycolic serum lately though so I don't know how much effect each has had.

Hopefully Thu 12-May-16 12:23:34

Loads, a good 2.5l I imagine, although largely in the form of herbal tea except when it's really hot. I find my skin looks grey and sad very quickly if I have a few days of drinking less.

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 12-May-16 12:26:52

I've recently downloaded an app where I can track my fluid intake. It took into account my height, weight and the fact I'm pregnant and gave me a target for how much I should be drinking everyday (1.45L per 24hrs). I usually reach about 70-80% of that total amount blush

Tubbyinthehottub Thu 12-May-16 12:27:38

Probably about 3l per day plus four cups of tea. Can't bear having less. I'm always thirsty an always going to the loo. I guess my skin is good though.

EssentialHummus Thu 12-May-16 12:28:35

About a litre in rooibos tea and weak cordial. If I drink less I get headaches the day after.

Notfootball Thu 12-May-16 12:38:42

About 2-2.5l plus tea. When I used to drink 3l a day, my skin was amazing.

Pisssssedofff Thu 12-May-16 12:43:17

Sounds like it could be a major factor then, I'm so lazy with skin care so if water can make any difference at all that's got to be the easiest way

Nabootique Thu 12-May-16 12:45:16

About 3l, plus two cups of coffee.

Mirandawest Thu 12-May-16 12:47:45

Probably about 1 to 1.5 litres of just water.

Dancergirl Thu 12-May-16 12:54:32

Does hi juice squash count? If so then loads blush

dementedma Thu 12-May-16 12:57:13

Urologist informed me that anything less than 2 litres is not enough, so make an effort to drink more. I think most people don't drink enough.

dragonsarebest Thu 12-May-16 12:57:20

Amazed at all of you putting away litres of water! On a normal day, my total fluid intake is usually 2-3 cups of coffee, a few mouthfuls of water before bed and a can of diet 7up/lilt/caffeine free coke in the evening. That is literally all. If I'm in a hot climate or flying I will add to that maybe a litre of water a day. I just don't get thirsty I think...

I used to make a concerted effort to drink more, but I believe that any benefit I saw was psychosomatic. The constant need to go to the loo was just too disruptive though.

Lottapianos Thu 12-May-16 12:57:33

About 1.5litres of plain water and about another half litre of herbal teas most days. Probably getting on for 3 litres total on a gym day. No caffeine or fizzy drinks. Skin looks great smile

fluffywol Thu 12-May-16 12:59:16

I aim for up to 6 pints (3.4l confused) a day, but normally nearer 5, plus tea/coffee, as I'm low carbing. It's made not a single difference to my skin, which has always been shit - congested and porey.

mrsvilliers Thu 12-May-16 13:08:59

Easily 1lt of still water plus two cups of coffee, one tea and one veg juice (250ml). If I don't have the veg juice then I need more water otherwise I get a headache the next day. I often can't believe I drink so much, as prior to dc2 I drank virtually no additional water. Skin is good but that is thanks to expensive skincare, as it goes to pot when I stop using, sorry!

Nabootique Thu 12-May-16 13:10:04

fluffy How long have you been drinking that amount for? (Sorry to sidetrack)

MsBojangles Thu 12-May-16 13:10:07

I've never seen any difference in my skin either, fine lines are my thing, my eyes look whiter and brighter though when I'm drinking lots of water.

4 pints plus a large mug of tea or coffee is probably about my average intake, no idea if that's enough though.

fluffywol Thu 12-May-16 13:13:34

Nabootique 8-9 months.

crayfish Thu 12-May-16 13:18:53

Quite a lot. Probably 2-3 litres of actual water plus about 4 herbal teas. I'm always drinking and get quite anxious if I don't have enough water with me, I feel thirsty very easily but think it might be a habit.

My skin is alright but I don't look amazing or anything!

Notstayingup Thu 12-May-16 13:22:06

3/4 litres a day - I drink loads of liquid, always have. I feel awful if I don't

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 12-May-16 13:25:42

Lots. Between 2 - 3 litres I'd guess.

I don't drink tea or coffee and hardly ever have fizzy drinks and I actively enjoy drinking water so it's not like I'm forcing it down either.

P1nkP0ppy Thu 12-May-16 13:26:02

2 or 3 litres, more if it's hot weather. I get migraines if I don't keep my fluid intake up.

toffeeboffin Thu 12-May-16 13:26:27

Loads, between two and three litres, probably more like three.

Get regular compliments on my skin.

I definitely look younger when I drink loads of water, moisturise, sleep lots and eat well.

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