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I Drank Eight 8-ounce Glasses of Water a Day for 4 Weeks, and This Is What Happened

Mom.me Logo By Madeline Holler of Mom.me | Slide 1 of 20: For years, we've all heard the advice about drinking eight, 8 oz. glasses of water every day. It's apparently life-changing. I'd never managed to get in that amount of water, except maybe on days when it's really hot and I've been really thirsty. In any case, I never kept track. I'm old school and only drink when I'm thirsty. But I kind of wonder if I shouldn't get more water every day, and though recent studies have found that so much water isn't always necessary, I decided to give it a try. For the last four weeks, I upped my water intake (most days) to meet the requirement.

What happened when I drank 8 glasses of water a day for a month

For years, we've all heard the advice about drinking eight, 8 oz. glasses of water every day. It's apparently life-changing. I'd never managed to get in that amount of water, except maybe on days when it's really hot and I've been really thirsty. In any case, I never kept track. I'm old school and only drink when I'm thirsty. But I kind of wonder if I shouldn't get more water every day, and though recent studies have found that so much water isn't always necessary, I decided to give it a try. For the last four weeks, I upped my water intake (most days) to meet the requirement.

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