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What are the rules about drinking water daily, if you want to lose weight? I read somewhere that you should drink so many ounces of water according to your current weight.

An average adult loses about 10 cups of water a day. This needs to be replaced, so the typical recommendation is to drink 8-10 cups of fluid each day. One way to determine fluid need is to take your weight in kilograms, multiply by 30 and divide by 240 to get the amount of water you should drink daily. Try it here:

your weight in pounds

You should drink   ?   eight-ounce glasses of water each day.

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