My dad does not drink water. I don’t know why. He thinks it is horrible. He makes a point of telling the waiter, before he brings anything to the table, that he does not want any water…please. It’s like if it gets near him, he will melt.
This aversion to water drives me nuts. He is a 65-year-old man who should understand that his stomach problems, energy levels, and much, much more are likely caused by his lack of water!
I’ve tried telling him to drink water for years. For two glorious days he did, and he felt good! Really good! Then he grabbed a pepsi out of the fridge and never looked back.
Coffee and pepsi, those are his staples – oh, and when he goes out he likes beer or caesars (did not know it was spelled that way before today).
In fact, the other day it was 35 degrees out (95 Fahrenheit) and he said he was so hot that he needed to quench his thirst…with a beer!
To say it drives me crazy is putting it mildly, and I don’t think I will ever convince him that he would feel so much better if he would just start drinking water.
How Much Water Should You Drink?
It got me thinking – even though I think my dad is drinking too little water, can you actually drink too much water? I found the following video to answer my question.
Can You Drink Too Much Water?
The short answer is: yes. The other short answer is: YIKES!