Everyone knows about the daily requirement of water intake is 8-10 cups a day. And anyone who has tried this knows that it is almost impossible!!
I have actually been drinking 9 cups of water a day and the only way I have been able to do this is by constantly being glued to a water bottle and forcing myself to drink, often not being able to swallow immediately since I am not thirsty. I also pour water into my meals (which is ridiculous, but the only way to get 8 cups a day). I will eat peas with water, broccoli with water, rice with water…everything. I feel that something is wrong here. 8-10 cups just CAN’T be right for everyone and certainly forcing myself to drink seems wrong, especially since my body is not telling me to drink out of thirst.
So, my questions are: Does pouring water in food and eating it still count as part of the 8-10 cups of water that is required (or is it an exception since it is digested with food)? Do we need less water on this diet because of the fruits and vegetables? And how much water do you drink?
Honestly, I can’t do this anymore. I feel like drinking water has taken over my life. Someone help please!!!