Let’s think about what is really needed in order to survive.
Water, food, air or even Facebook?
In this article we are going to concentrate on the water, as it is of major importance for all the living things.
Even 90% of the body weight of some organisms comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.
As we all know, the water has a great importance for our body to function properly.
In this article we are going to talk about one guy that decided to do the “water gallon challenge”, and he has published what has happened to him in Thrillist. It is amazing.
Here is what he says:
“I was stuck on a listless 6 train in NYC, 50-ft underground, holding on to a gallon jug of water I’d been carrying all day. It was the most intense pressure my bladder has ever been under, the hardest I’ve ever had to pee in my entire life.
Such is the kidney-popping life you lead when you are drinking glass after glass after glass of H2O.
When I agreed to drink a gallon of water a day, every day, for a month — or, what is commonly known as the “Water Gallon Challenge” — I expected positive results: better skin, more energy, a girthier penis (I mean, maybe?) And I got some of those things, which is tight. But it was also way, way, way more cumbersome than I ever could have imagined.
You like, really have to try hard to drink a gallon of water a day. But I did it anyway, mostly because my company literally paid me to do it, but also, because I wanted to learn something along the way.”
And here is what has happening during the 30 days of the “Water Gallon Challenge”:
Day 1 – It begins
He was not consuming liquid from the gallon (except for beer, high-five, dawg), so he didn’t know how many cups are in a gallon because he skipped that day in fourth grade to go to SeaWorld.
So, he decided that the best way is to just get a big dumb jag of water and carry it with him during the whole day.
That was maybe weird, and it was a way harder than he expected. So, he set down at 11:30pm and had fully focused on drinking water in order to reach his quota for the day. It was weird feeling for him to have to commit body and soul to the purpose of drinking-just-to-drink.
Day 5 – Peeing on every 20 minutes
He liked drinking water very much, and his body, as well as the bodies of someone else were 60% with water, but he thought that no normal person drinks a gallon of water in just one day.
Everyone has to try it. He was drinking water even when he was not thirsty. He said that he was not feeling different from the others, but he was full all the time and he was eating less.
Also, he was peeing on every 20 minutes. In the office where he was working, everyone thought that he has some drug problems, as he was in and out of the bathroom all the time.
It has been also very hard, as he was coming across non-water beverages he wanted to drink.
He has been double fisting water and alcohol at bars, which he guesses is a good thing. But again, there was so much pee.
Day 10 – He became handsomer?
Something was happening and he had noticed that mostly in the mornings. He said: “…Normally, I need a cup of coffee ASAP to get my motor a’ running’, but I’ve been waking up refreshed, and with more energy than normal. Which is nice.
I kind of feel better, too? Maybe it’s just a placebo effect though. I think my hair might have an angelic sheen to it now, but I consider myself very good looking in general so I’m not sure.”
It has been also cumbersome for him to carry the gallon with water everywhere with him, but drinking the whole water from the gallon in just one day was not becoming any easier.
He was practically sleeping with the thing under his arm in order to get the required 128-oz in every day.
People were looking strange at him, but he thinks that by carrying around the gallon with water made his forearms stronger.
Day 15 – He is a ball of energy
He had definitely had more energy then before. He was not drinking coffee anymore, and before he was drinking from 2 to 3 cups a day.
Also, when he was going to run in the evenings, he was feeling faster then before.
His sleep was more consistent, and he was feeling less hot, which sounds a little bit weird. He says: “When I go to sleep my body temp ranges somewhere between 98.6 degrees and the surface of the damn sun. This has gone away and I don’t know why.”
And he was also feeling incredibly thirsty when he was not drinking water. It seemed like his body has acclimated to his new super-hydrated lifestyle, so he may never be the same.
Day 20 – People say he was happier
And about this, he says: “I don’t know. Maybe I am? I did rewatch Beetlejuice today, so that might have something to do with it.”
Day 25 – He became a better person
He was still peeing so much, and it was always crystal clear like Zima. His girlfriend said that his skin looked clearer and he was definitely feeling more energized.
He says: “It’s a weird thing to say… but I think I just feel better. I ask my editor if she thinks my work has improved during my period of hyper-hydration — she says, “Not noticeably,” which I’ll take as a firm “Probably.” It’s also definitely easier to get the water down; I’m no longer struggling to drink.”
He has adapted to the gallon and it became a part of him now. He had some callouses on his hand from the jug handle and also he feel naked every time without the cool plastic touch in the curve of his palm. He also says: ” I feel like people respect me more. Just kidding, they don’t.”
Day 30 – Free and clear (pee)
In the final day of the challenges, he was peeing a lot and he was feeling incredibly thirsty all the time. He says: ” I feel like my grandpa. But unlike my grandpa, damn, I do feel good. I think drinking a full gallon of water is a little excessive, but I did realize that I certainly had not been drinking enough this whole time.”
But, besides all the good effects that this challenge had, he is not recommending it to anyone, as it will make your stomach hurt and the worst thing is that your family and friends will think that you have some debilitating drug problem.
This was his un-scientific opinion, as it was ridiculous putting a quota on the amount of water someone should drink, in a blanket statement meant to govern all people.
In the end he says:”If I was outside, doing manual labor, I would need to drink more than I do sitting down and writing Internet articles. If I was 400lb, I’d need to drink a lot more water than my not-400lb self. But everyone should drink more water!
It will make you feel better, and people will like you more. Also you can pee four times in eight minutes, which is a super-cool party trick.
Oh, by the way, I totally peed between subway cars. Don’t tell De Blasio.”
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