- Dec 28, 2015
I make sure I drink 16 ounces of water every hour I am awake, minimum. It is actually really not that hard and something that was ingrained in me as a young Marine. Just takes discipline. Sure, I have to piss every hour, but it is not that bad. When people tell me they cannot drink that much water, because they would be up all night pissing, it means their sodium to water balance is off. Take in more salt.I know I need to drink more water. Was just talking to @beefnewton about this. I’ve been doing better with it but pretty sure I have been dehydrated for years which make my kidney bloodwork bad. Last labs my GFR was normal, I think mostly due to drinking more water. The guys on Think Big podcast say to drink 5-6 liters a day and that most people are way dehydrated. I’m lucky if I get 5 of those 16oz bottles down a day. But yeah, being dehydrated can cause all kinds of issues. They say if you’re thirsty you’re already dehydrated. Should never feel thirsty, which is hard when you work in the heat during summer. Glad your OK man!