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Old 02-26-2021, 12:16 PM
 
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I have teenage stepsons. Imagine my slight annoyance at having to go back to the store Sunday night because they drank a gallon of milk in less than a day. Ugh, my kid already drinks a gallon a week.
LOL. Ok so you know. Yes I have bought a gallon on Friday evening and have to go get more on Saturday.
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:33 PM
 
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LOL. Ok so you know. Yes I have bought a gallon on Friday evening and have to go get more on Saturday.
Oh, yes — bottomless pits.

My aunt had three kids, and married a man with five. Mostly boys. All around the same ages.

She liked the concept of leftovers, because she hated cooking. So her habit was to make a whole bunch of meat that would hold them over for a few dinners. When the kids hit their teens, no matter what she made there was never leftovers. She could make a family package of 16 pork chops and all 16 would be gone. She experimented with making two family packs, all of them were gone.
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I have teenage stepsons. Imagine my slight annoyance at having to go back to the store Sunday night because they drank a gallon of milk in less than a day. Ugh, my kid already drinks a gallon a week.
As a kid, my dad (a dentist) and my sister and I drank 5 gallons of milk a week. No.soda.ever.
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:36 PM
 
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This applies to adults also.

I don't think most of us are even close to drinking enough water and other fluids every day. Hydrating can be done in other ways too. Tea, diet soda (no more than 6 cans a day), low sugar fruit juice, Perrier, sparkling water ..


Mix it up.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:18 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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At some points in the last decade or so, many kids (and adults to boot) have been going for energy drinks, so a reminder that water is king is still good. Pure water. Not mixed with too much caffeine, and sugar.

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Thanks for the reminder. When I took a class in nutrition I learned that you can be dehydrated and not feel thirst... seems counterintuitive... but I realized this happens to me all the time! I love coffee too much Switching to a cup of hot water is great and works really well.. if I build a habit of it...
Yeah, when you feel thirsty, you've already been thirsty! Ditto with food, if you tend to overeat, then during a meal, wait a bit before eating more. It takes a while for your body to tell your brain that you're actually full (drink some water, wait 15 minutes).

Another thing is if you're hungry, drink some water, as you may actually be dehydrated, as opposed to actually hungry.
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:39 PM
 
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Perhaps TMI, but good to know: my urologist told me that urine should be clear & color-free. If there is any color, you're already dehydrated.
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Old 02-26-2021, 08:29 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Perhaps TMI, but good to know: my urologist told me that urine should be clear & color-free. If there is any color, you're already dehydrated.
No, you are not. After checking a lot of urine color charts, the consensus seems to be that urine should be close to pale yellow, not clear. The following chart explains dehydration (via urine color) well:

https://external-content.duckduckgo....jpg&f=1&nofb=1
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:25 PM
 
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No, you are not. After checking a lot of urine color charts, the consensus seems to be that urine should be close to pale yellow, not clear. The following chart explains dehydration (via urine color) well:

https://external-content.duckduckgo....jpg&f=1&nofb=1
OK, tell my urologist.
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Old 02-27-2021, 05:17 AM
 
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After years of study, its been confirmed that feeding those little rugrats and giving them hydration makes them grow! Holy moly!
So if you haven't guessed, to stop this Little critter from staying in your home past its welcome, deny one of the resources above!

Okay since that is really child abuse , I'd say water is essential to most in keeping the body functioning.

We had a variety of liquids in our home...Most with "water" being the main ingredient. Yup, we had kool aide, OJ, Grape, Sodas, Milk , and some adult only liquids.

In summer- water was a go to, in winter, us kids did more hot cocoa, tea or anything that could be warmed up after sledding.
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Old 02-27-2021, 10:53 PM
 
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If extra water helps with kid's brain function then I wonder if it also helps with their behavior?

Also,I wonder if it would be enough to just give most kids one bottle of water in the morning? Wouldn't this be enough to hydrate them without them having to use the restroom too much?
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