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fungirlz 04-21-2002 07:06 AM


Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.?

Lack of water is the number one trigger of daytime fatigue.
Even mild dehydration can slow your metabolism by 3%.

In almost 40% of Americans the thirst mechanism is so weak it is mistaken for hunger.
Kidneys can not function properly with out water. Increase in water decreases fat deposits.

YOUR SKIN NEEDS HYDRATION…………cell activity and for flushing out toxins.

Insufficient water intake guarantees premature aging.

Are you drinking 8-10 8 oz. of water a day?
If the answer is no than you are probably dehydrated.

Now go water yourself!

Teresa 04-21-2002 07:50 AM

I hear this over and over so it must me true.....but I can't make myself drink water. I probably drink a twelve pack of diet coke per day but they say that is no good, how can I trick myself to drink water????? I am addicted to caffine!!!!

njchica 04-21-2002 11:08 AM

excellent post Chris!!! they say that by the time you FEEL thirsty, you are ALREADY DEHYDRATED.

I try to drink water throughout the day but I can't drink as much as I would like or I'd be running out of every class to use the bathroom. hehehe (CARDINAL RULE=NEVER LEAVE 8TH GRADERS UNATTENDED)

Everything you said is true, though.... H2O helps your body to function better. It thins your blood and helps circulation. It helps to remove toxins from the body. It even helps you to feel "fuller" in terms of hunger.

BooBop 04-21-2002 11:15 AM

Maybe you can trick your taste buds with some of the flavored waters out there. Or try water with lemmon.

I too am a soft drink junkie, but I have been trying very hard to hit the water button on the machine instead of the coke button lately.

neon 04-21-2002 02:50 PM

I don't know much about tricking your body into drinking water, but I have expeirienced my body tricking me. Now all I drink is water.

Lots of kidney stones, kidney problems, and being told that I'd better watch it before my own is no longer functional did it for me. Water actually tastes GOOD once you get used to it. You can even taste a difference in bottled water. My favorite bottled water is Aquafina with the blue label. Try it, you'll love it.


njchica 04-21-2002 03:14 PM

ugh kidney stones... I have had a few already and I'm only 25..... they are the WORST.

I hate drinking water when I'm trying to flush one of those suckers out though... my kidneys are already inflamed and not functioning properly, now I'm adding MORE water to the situation. I blow up like a balloon and it isn't pretty. hehehe

Anya1976 04-21-2002 06:23 PM

i should drink more water we have a filter in our fridge so i SHOULD be drinking that but i am an iced tea junkie i LOVE my iced tea (sweetend with lemon) aquafina is a good bottled water (we have that at the house in the summer) but in the summer i freeze a few bottles of water and drink those when they are about melted (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cold water) i always bring those bottles with me to the tanning salon so i can have it after i sweat my butt off after i tan

Malibu_Stacey 04-21-2002 07:02 PM

I am a water junkie. It helped me lose weight too. I love it! However, I just read an article that said too much water can be bad for you...depending on your body! Too much would be considered anything after 8 glasses per day so most people would not drink near this much but I found this pretty surprising. Anyone else know anything about this?


Tamar 04-21-2002 09:04 PM

I gave up sodas over 10 years ago, lost 3 pounds in one week. Occasionally I'll crave the taste of Pepsi or an orange soda, but a sip or two takes care of the craving. You really don't miss them once you give them up. And you don't know what they do to you til you try again much later. The sugar and carbonation only bloats you, and sends you reeling down off that high a little while later.

Anyone remember the Dr. Pepper 10, 2, and 4 commercials years ago? They marketed this way knowing you would need that sugar rush at those times of the day, to hook you. Processed sugar is addictive, but it probably isn't the most dangerous additive in our foods today. Now we have aspartame, which was originally being researched as an ulcer drug (it is a chemical, 3 actually - 1 is used to make formaldehyde).

Recommended reading:
Sugar Blues
Body, Mind, and Sugar
Sweet Poison

fungirlz 04-22-2002 06:28 AM

Soda Pops, Coffee, Tea, Processed Fruit drinks , Slim Fast and other protein drinks can reek havoc on our skin, especially when we get over 30 years of age.
Try putting fresh lemon in your water.
Carry a sports bottle with you during the day..keep it full of fresh water.
When it gets ½ full.. fill it up again. This way you aren’t counting 1 glass 2 glass…
You just are watering yourself through-out the day.

I have never heard too much water can hurt you, but that doesn’t mean that report isn’t out there.

Try to reduce you intake of liquids that have processed sugars and salts.
Tamar just said she lost 3 pounds dropping soda pop.
Think of what 3 lbs of hamburger look like!!

But most of all.. think of how wonderful your going to feel inside and out.

Teresa 04-22-2002 07:16 AM

Ok, I am really going to try to cut back on soda, I am going to have my one soda for the day right here ,right now. This is my morning ritual, cereal,tantalk and a diet coke. But I have none at the salons right now and I am not going to stop and get any. We do sell bottled water so that is what I'll have....maybe I shoudn't take any money with me so I can't run to the gas station. As much as I may be kidding about this I really seriously think I am addicted to caffine, I have drank alot everyday ever since I was a small child (my dad is the same). So if I counsiously try to quit....at least maybe I'll cut back. Wish me luck (boy do I feel sorry for my girls,,,,I'm gonna be grumpy for a while)

Malibu_Stacey 04-22-2002 07:58 AM

Good Luck Rio! Your body is going to love you for this I promise...you may have to pee quite a bit in the beginning but you get used to it after awhile! The condition I was talking about with regards to too much water is hyponatremia (low blood sodium). I think this mostly happens with athletes but apparently there has been 3 deaths associated to drinking too much water...I think the article I read was in People magazine?


njchica 04-22-2002 08:44 AM

there is such a thing as drinking too much water.... aside from overworking your kidneys, you will actually start to dehydrate yourself and start messing around with your blood chemistry.

but it's pretty hard for active people to drink TOO much water. we have a difficult time as it is, just getting ENOUGH in our systems. *swigging out of her water bottle*

I never drink iced tea or soda... it's always cold water with a slice of lemon. If you think about it, a can of Coke or bottle of Snapple has like 100 calories. If you drink 4 or 5 of those a day, that's 500 calories!!! That's an hour's worth of hard running!!!!

tangirl 04-22-2002 01:29 PM

Rio - I used to have a hard time drinking water also. I found a solution, that works for me anyway. A slice of fresh lemon, lots of ice and a straw. I was absolutely amazed at the amount of water I would drink when a straw was handy compared to without one. Try just keeping straws handy. We keep a box of them at the salon.

hotgirl 04-22-2002 02:00 PM

I feel your pain Rio- I love diet Coke too- no calories, satisfies sweet cravings. I have managed to cut back a lot though. I only drink it at home, I don't drink any at the salon. I flavour my water a bit at the salon and drink that all day. You probably don't need the caffeine as much as you think- diet coke isn't that high in caffeine. I honestly don't notice the difference if I don't drink it; it's just the taste I crave. I don't eat candy or cake or anything like that, and I think that's why I crave the diet coke. I wish you luck- definitely try flavouring your water at work. Even add a packet of sugar twin wih your lemon. I know, chemicals, but a little bit makes it taste so much better and it will make you enjoy your water enough to stay away from coke, which has many other additives. Using a straw helps mix your drink.

BronzeBabe 04-22-2002 02:49 PM

I love water, everything else makes me feel like I should brush my teeth because of the content of sugar, Gross! I also enjoy drinking it with a slice of lemon.


fungirlz 04-22-2002 03:26 PM

This may work for you..
But maybe just once a day in your bottle.. not every refill.. OK..

Tamar 04-22-2002 09:51 PM

Try to NOT use the artificial sweetener (aspartame). It is probably more addictive, and definitely more dangerous, than the sugar or caffeine. Read the label of your diet drinks, sweeteners, cereals, vitamins, etc.

Teresa 04-22-2002 09:56 PM

We the end of day 1 of my "drink more water" campaign.....I only had 2 12 oz cans of soda and about 40 oz of water....so far I guess that is pretty good considering I was drinking at leat 12 cans of soda and no water.
Thanks for all the encouragement from all of you,,,,,you guys are the greatest.

Luke Skywalker 08-08-2005 11:59 PM

bumped this up for newbies

COCONUT 08-09-2005 10:43 AM

great thread!!!!

Neon Beach 08-09-2005 10:48 AM

Wasn't that 8 glasses of water thing recently proven a "myth"?

MATT A 08-09-2005 10:48 AM

This is so true.

COCONUT 08-09-2005 10:50 AM

On 2005-08-09 10:48:00, Neon Beach wrote:
Wasn't that 8 glasses of water thing recently proven a "myth"?
it was??????I drink at least 1 gallon of water a day.

Neon Beach 08-09-2005 10:53 AM

Source: Dartmouth Medical School

Date: 2002-08-09

"Drink At Least 8 Glasses Of Water A Day" -- Really?
Hanover, NH -- It has become accepted wisdom: "Drink at least eight glasses of water a day!" Not necessarily, says a DMS physician Heinz Valtin, MD. The universal advice that has made guzzling water a national pastime is more urban myth than medical dogma and appears to lack scientific proof, he found


COCONUT 08-09-2005 10:59 AM

go figure.something i thought i was doing good for me.

Neon Beach 08-09-2005 11:37 AM

I guess it can't hurt, but probably not necessary........

Athens Rose 08-09-2005 01:57 PM

Great Article, Neon!

Kay 08-09-2005 02:00 PM

Water is the primary transporter of nutrients throughout the body. It is involved in nearly every function. You want to be sure of what you’re drinking. Is it what you think you’re drinking. If you are a water drinker, here is some information that may be of interest to you.
Water is classified usually by its source, mineral content, or system of treatment. Because there’s a lot of overlap used in the criteria to group water some water appears in more than one classification. On top of this, most states do not have any laws governing accurate labeling.

Filtered Water
This is water that is made pure, clean, uncontaminated, and better tasting. There are different types of methods used. It can be distilled or sent through an activated carbon process or reverse osmosis. This type of water can come from any source and to date there is no filter that can prevent bacteria or viruses from passing through.

Mineral Water
This water is natural spring water. Laws in Canada and Europe mandate that this water flow freely from the source. It cannot be pumped or forced from the ground and must be bottled directly at the source! Just beware that the mineral content varies from source to source, so if you’re drinking it for therapeutic reasons know what minerals you are taking in because if you do not lack minerals and you are consuming a large amount you may be doing more harm than good! An occasional bottle here and there is fine.

Natural Spring Water
This means that the mineral content has not been altered but...it may or may not have gone through a filtering process. This water can also be treated. Carbonation or flavor can also be added.

Deionized or Demineralized Water
When the electrical charge of an atom or molecule has been neutralized by removing or adding electrons, the resulting water is called deionized or demineralized. The deionizing process removes nitrates along with calcium and magnesium. Metals are also removed: cadmium, barium, lead, and some forms of radium!

Hard Water
This contains calcium and magnesium. This is what prevents soap from lathering. This also creates a sediment film on hair, clothes, pipes, etc. Epidemiological studied show that deaths from heart disease is lower in areas where the drinking water is hard.

Soft Water
This type of water does not contain calcium and magnesium and therefore soap suds are easily formed when used. Epidemiological studies indicate deaths from heart disease is opposite that of hard water.

Tap Water
It is obtained from surface water. Run offs from ponds, creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes. Rainwater washes pollutants into these bodies of water. That means you are drinking residues from fertilizer, insecticides, lead, gas, factory exhausts etc. Not only that, in order for you to be able to drink tap water, things are added to it to mask the taste. Things like alum, carbon, chlorine, fluorine, lime, phosphates, soda ash, and sodium aluminates! (can anyone say Alzheimer’s?) Some tap water is better than others. Tap water can be improved in many ways. You can boil it to kill the bacteria. Putting it in an open container for several hours will remove the chlorine taste and the odor. You can also run it through a blender to remove other substances but, none of these methods will improve the quality of the water...only the taste.
I recommend Steamed Distilled Water, contaminants are minimal.

David P. Hoyt BS MS NHP.

Neon Beach 08-09-2005 02:21 PM

I prefer Fire Water.........

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