I have just been told by my Dr GP that I dont drink enough water in a day I only had been drinking like a small bottle of water a day. How much is enough to drink a day without getting dehydrated

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  • Didn’t you ask your Dr this when he suggested it? It’s 2 litres of water a day required to keep bodily functions optimal

  • You could buy a bigger bottle or a 2 lt bottle that has milliliter markings

  • Depends on a lot of factors. I’d say your GP would know best. Typically it’s 2-3 litres a day, but you’d need more if you’re breastfeeding or exercising.

  • I try and aim for x2 750ml bottles of water, but I start my day everyday with a warm lemon water in a 600ml mug to get me started.

  • i drink around three litres per day. It is recommended that the “average” person needs 2 litres per day.

  • I’m the same, I always forget to drink water

  • I drink about 2litre a day which I think is about average

  • I am a sucker for not drinking enough. I was lucky to drink a full 600ml bottle a day. Now I drink sparkling water. I find I drink for of that and it helps keep me full between meals. I drink roughly 4 600ml bottles a day now

  • I used to be the same. I bought a 1L see through Decor bottle, which I now take everywhere with me, and now I manage to drink around 1.5L a day, plus drinking 2 coffee and a tea. I didn’t think it would make much difference, but it really does. Being able to see how much I’ve drank seems to help remind me I need to drink too.

  • I honestly struggle- unfortunately I prefer water in coffee form. So sometimes I realise it’s the end of day and I’ve had none (yet I’m fine not dehydrated)
    My mum struggles but she said adding a bit of sugar free cordial really helps.

  • I drink 2 litres of water a day. I fill a 2L jug and sit it by the sink so it reminds me to use it. I fill my water bottle from this when I go anywhere. Cups of tea or coffee are not included in this count. I recall a friend years ago who was drinking something like 5 litres a day and made herself sick as she was flushing all the electrolytes from her body. So don’t overdo it.

  • Ot depends if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or neither. The general rule, though, is until you have very pale or clear urine.

  • Oh you’re meant to do that…. maybe that’s where I’m going wrong.

  • 8 glasses a day is recommended. I myself drink about as much as you and always told I don’t drink enough especially when getting a blood test as my body is dehydrated and blood doesn’t flow as easy.

  • I *usually* drink at least 2L a day, but my Dr told me I need to try to get 3L a day in. Having said that, I haven’t had anywhere near enough the last few weeks with a lot going on. I find if I have a big glass of water before a coffee, before a meal, it’s much easier to increase my intake. And then small sips as needed.

  • I drink 2lts a day
    I just slip on it regularly so I’m not rushing to the bathroom all the time

  • Roughly 1.5 Litres I would guess.

  • Probably about 3 litres, but the most important ones for me are a 500ml drink as soon as I wake up and 500ml at lunch and at dinner, I find it makes a difference to how I feel and I think kidney health

  • I am filling my water bottle at the start of each day.

  • I think I drink about a litre and a bit. I probably should be drinking more but then I keep needing to have to go to the loo!!!

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