typically 8oz, but you can measure YOUR glass if you are wanting to assess your intake. the glass i use most often is 16 oz--makes it easier to drink my 8 glasses as i only have to consume 4 of these. whatever makes it easy, right?
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A "glass" is 8 ounces. But I have seen recommendations from several fitness sources that the amount necessary is 1/2 ounce for each pound of your body weight (or an amount in ounces equal to half your weight in pounds.) For me, that would be about 52 ounces, or 6 1/2 cups). Obviously, more water than "necessary" can't be a bad thing, but plain water is really, really hard for me to drink. I drink 8-10 cups of hot tea a day, some water and some coffee. (I don't use cream or sugar.) I HOPE I am getting enough "water" this way. By the way, the tea tracks as 2 calories per cup, but green tea tracks as 0. I drink about half in green tea. more than ???
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change the sentance, and replace the glass ... 8 cups of water a day.
Oh, also, I forgot this. Obviously staying hydrated is the other main reason they tell people that.
But I've been reading threads around here, and some people feel sick if they drink 8 cups of water, and then you have people who need significantly more water, and people who exercise a lot and need more water, or perhaps those sugary sports drinks if they exercise particularly vigorously.
Like I said, it's a general guideline, not a rule. There's no % Daily Value for water.
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