You ever try to drink a gallon of water every day? “They” say you should drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water every day to achieve optimal hydration. After a consultation with a nurse following a lifestyle evaluation, I tried doing this and discovered a gallon is a LOT of water to drink every day. I found myself having to force myself to drink in most instances. I hung with it for about a week but quit guzzling a gallon every day when it became evident that the only changes I was experiencing in my life were the number of times I had to go to the bathroom.
This same nurse advised me that drinking coffee and/or beer was a bad idea from a hydration standpoint, as both are diuretics and one actually experiences a net loss in hydration from consuming them.
Anyone else skeptical about the claim one needs to drink at least a gallon of water every day to remain hydrated and healthy?