Who decided we needed 8 glasses of water?

I say drink until you make “squish” sounds when you walk.

But seriously, I’d been trying the Atkins diet (high protein, low carb) for the last month and it’s working well for me. Drinking water in quantity is recommended and I routinely go through 1.5-2 litres a day, plus a 2-litre bottle of diet root beer.

My bladder has become my alarm clock.

For those of us who don’t have Compuserve accounts, could you please quote something out of that?

Oops! Didn’t realize that would happen. Here it comes:

AWB, I’ve edited the copyrighted article to my best guess of a length appropriate to “fair use.”

Nothing of substance to add to this, I just wanted to say that Dr. Dean rocks. He is the most level headed media person since Cecil.

Carry on.


Here’s another article that agrees with what’s been posted so far.

To Squish:

Have your buddy make a doctor’s appointment ASAP. If this is a relatively recent development (you’ve said he’s been doing it about a year now…so I’m assuming he didn’t drink that much before), he could be exhibiting the signs of diabetes. If he is indeed diabetic, the longer the disease goes undetected, the more damage it can do.

Diabetes is nothing to fiddle around with. Take him to the doctor TODAY.