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LILLITO Posts: 168
6/13/12 12:02 P

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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6/13/12 11:57 A

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. emoticon more than emoticon ???

6/13/12 11:35 A

change the sentance, and replace the glass ... 8 cups of water a day.

1 cup = 8oz
8 cups = 64oz

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
6/12/12 4:40 P

With the 64 oz of water suggested, it would be eight 8 oz glasses of water

ADOS-ADOS Posts: 133
6/12/12 4:12 P

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.

KRELLE81 Posts: 12
6/12/12 4:04 P

Thanks! I always thought it was 8oz, but don't hold my clients to it if they are eating healthy and getting water through other means...

ADOS-ADOS Posts: 133
6/12/12 3:57 P

A glass is a glass. It's not medical science, it's just a recommendation so people will drink water instead of sugary soda, sports drinks, and energy drinks when they're thirsty.

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6/12/12 3:56 P

99% sure it's 8oz.

KRELLE81 Posts: 12
6/12/12 3:55 P

Stupid question, but I am having a debate with people from a "glass" of water (as in, drink 8 glasses of water) 4, 6 or 8 ounces?


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