@spinningmytires - I was just responding to this. Because it isn't correct.When you say plenty of water how much is ‘plenty’ because consuming one gallon of water over the course of one day would likely be too much.
Yeah, not really.That a thing? To ask how much is too much?
If it comes up in conversation with your doctor that you drink a lot of water ("a lot" being substantially more than the recommended 2 litres per day), they'll often run a battery of tests to make sure something isn't amiss.
Other than that? You're totally fine.
As long as you're drinking water regularly, you're usually good. In the west, the issue is overwhelmingly dehydration - 2 litres (8 glasses) over the course of the day is super important.I drink when I’m thirsty and don’t when I’m not. Some days that’s 6 liters and some days it’s 2. Aren’t you supposed to drink when your body says it’s thirsty…period?
That measure gets super complicated super quick because of our diets. Juice drinkers will need less than 8 glasses, coffee drinkers will need more, etc etc. But typically, around that 8 glasses daily is super important for a whole host of health reasons (including our mental health!). And any restrictive diet (like keto) - staying sufficiently hydrated becomes critical real quick.
It's really hard to accidentally poison yourself with water. More than a litre per hour is not only very uncomfortable, and going to have you needing to pee every 20 minutes, but if you drink too much water too quickly you'll vomit it straight back up. Many of us have seen our dog do this, and humans do it too - sadly, some people do it deliberately when they want to purge.
If you find you're needing excessive amounts of water every day, or you're considering a restrictive diet - it's worth a conversation with GP about that:)