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DRinking 2.5 litres of water a day but fed up with constantly needing to pee

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SugarSkyHigh Thu 04-Jun-09 21:35:23

i find drinking the recommended 2 or whatever litres of water a day really helps with any weightloss plan i'm doing, and at the moment im trying to lose a stone - and as i'm exercising I have to make sure i'm drinking enouggh so I always have a bottle of water on the go.

However I need to go to the loo ALL the time and it's really annoying - everyone says the body adjusts after a while but a month later, I'm still needing to pee loads more than usual and I don't think my body WILL actually adjust.

How long will it take to adjust, or do some people just not need that amount of water??

anyone got any experience,advice etc?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Thu 04-Jun-09 21:39:58

Try drinking weak squash instead. Water does this to me aswell, squash doesn't. Odd hey! Do remember you get water from food aswell.

Joolsiam Thu 04-Jun-09 21:40:07

I'm drinking about that amount too.

I agree - the urge to pee is almost constant, but I find I don't actually HAVE to go much more often - the bladder holds more than you realise.

I have 1/2 litre in the mornings before I leave for work, then full a litre bottle up and sip it throughout the morning and refill and repeat in the evening.

The key for me seems to be to space it out - look up from what I'm doing every half hour or so and take a big swig so I'm not drinking loads in one go.

I try to get my "allocation" over with by around 6pm so I'm not up in the night with a bladder bursting

I find I now need more water and fret if I don't have a water bottle with me at all times !

The weight loss is worth it though I think

SugarSkyHigh Thu 04-Jun-09 22:17:10

agree the weight loss is worth it!! not to mention the improvement in my skin!

but I just cant help thinking my body doesnt need all this water if it keeping pee-ing it all out.

yes will try weak squash - but I know water is supposed to be the best?

badgermonkey Thu 04-Jun-09 22:19:15

You don't need to drink that much water. You don't really need to drink very much water at all - the 'eight glasses' thing is a myth, one that bottled water companies are happy to propagate. You get all the water you need from your food.

SugarSkyHigh Thu 04-Jun-09 22:20:23

really? how do you know?
(i would love for that to be true)!

badgermonkey Fri 05-Jun-09 06:54:47

It's absolutely true - do you really think people throughout history spent their whole time glugging down tons of water and running to the privy every five minutes?

www.snopes.com/medical/myths/8glasses.asp

FourArms Fri 05-Jun-09 07:14:38

I had a friend with various 'issues' and one of the ways these came out was for her to restrict her fluid consumption. She wasn't particularly sporty or anything, but we were living in Cyprus at the time, so did drink more than we would here. She drank nothing. And seemed fine. Skinny and a bit faint sometimes, but I suspect she was also restricting her food as well (she wouldn't talk about this, but openly admitted the fluid drinking problems).

Joolsiam Fri 05-Jun-09 08:37:18

A lot depends what sort of diet you are doing - you get a lot of water through food, so if you are restricting your food intake, then you need to ensure that you drink more water.

Just go by the colour of your pee - if it is bright yellow, then you are dehydrated.

Also, some diets can cause constipation unless you keep your fluid intake high to keep the stools soft - I've had that problem in the past.

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