I used to be really bad for having water; I would actually go days without drinking so much as a glass. Combine that poor habit with the severe lack of fruits and vegetables in my diet and I sometimes question how my body was able to function with such a lack of fluids.
For the last couple of weeks though I have been really good. I am eating large amounts of produce every single day and have increased my daily water intake to seven or eight glasses. I have been really pleased with myself and felt like I was right on track with the 'recommended' servings.
Then, last night, I realized that I had drank eleven cups of water throughout the day. Today my intake seems high as well and, in fact, as I am writing this I just paused to finish off the last few drops of a glass of the good stuff right now.
From all the online research I have done, it seems like up to twelve glasses per day is acceptable, but I can't help but wonder if I am veering into a place where I am drinking too much when all the fruits and vegetables are taken into consideration.
The reason I have been getting so much H2O lately has been because I finish a glass and automatically pour another. I don't like eating without something to drink and I'd rather not consume extra calories from a fluid like milk, juice, or (even worse) soda pop. So, straight out of my Brita jug it is. Anyone have any knowledge on this topic? Am I consuming too much water?