I Drank 1 Gallon Of Water Every Day For 30 Days – Here’s What Happened

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That’s right, I drank 1 gallon of water every day for 30 days.  And yes, I did have to pee.  All. The. Time.

Why did I want to drink a gallon of water every day?

Basically, I wanted to give myself a daily goal for the month. I also wanted to see how it would change my skin, my appetite, my sleeping, and my restless legs.

To give a little context – I was not good at drinking water.  I was like REALLY bad at it.  I generally would drink my 2-3 cups of coffee in the morning.  Have sparkling water for lunch no more than 12oz and then maybe have 8oz of water for dinner.  That’s about it.

The First Few Days -128 Ounces

I have a Regular Girl water bottle that holds 40oz of water and I know because I used a measuring cup to make sure I didn’t miss an ounce.  I drank 3 full bottles plus an additional 8 ounces.

The first few days I skipped my morning coffee because I didn’t want to run out of time to drink my water.  My goal was to finish by dinnertime.  I didn’t want to be waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom – been there and done that – thank you pregnancy.

I managed to get through the first 2 40oz relatively easily.  It was the last 48oz that took effort.

What I Began To Notice

Aside from having to go to the bathroom all of the time.  Like seriously, I would go, flush wash my hands walk out of the bathroom only to feel the urge again and actually go a decent amount!  Crazy town.

I began to notice that drinking an entire gallon of water made me feel less bloated.  And despite the fact that I was washing my hands more than ever my skin – without the aid of lotion – retained its moisture. I didn’t use lotion on my skin the entire 30 days.


WHAT?!  Yes, if I happened to finish my entire gallon of water well before dinnertime I noticed that around 8pm I would get really thirsty.  I would also wake up really thirsty!  So some days I was definitely consuming more than a gallon of water.

I also added in my morning coffee and still managed to drink it all down.

The End Results

Shockingly drinking a gallon of water was pretty easy.  Will I keep doing it?  No.  Like I said, I had to go to the bathroom ALL OF THE TIME.

Will I keep drinking more water?  Absolutely!  I will probably stick to 80 ounces.  Stretching out the 80 ounces during the day will be pretty easy and I won’t have to go to the bathroom ALL OF THE TIME!

My skin is clearer and softer, my restless legs have decreased.

So, if you’re considering trying to drink more water – DO IT!  If you are considering drinking 1 gallon of water a day – do it!

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