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The average American drinks about 5.3 liters of water per day, which can weigh more than 100 pounds. This means that if you’re an average man weighing 125 pounds, your daily water consumption would be 1,700 calories.
For reference, the average adult woman weighs 117 pounds, and the average adult woman consumes about 1,100 calories from a glass of water.
So water is about 5% water and 90% water, which means if you drank 50 liters of water every day and lost 0.5 kilos in weight, you could lose a kilo! Or if you drank more water, you’d lose an extra 0 kilograms, and if you drank slightly more water, you’d lose less. This means that you could lose a kilo, pound for pound, by drinking 1,300 or 2,400 gallons of water every day. So the odds of losing weight by drinking water are pretty slim — unless you’re in a calorie surplus.
What would you drink if you gained weight?
To gain weight by drinking water, you would have to drink more water every day. To reach your goal weight, you might drink about 40 ounces every day. However, the average adult man (125 pounds) drinks about 500 to 1,000 ounces of water every day, so he would increase his water intake by about 50 liters.
What is the average quantity of sugar that Americans eat per day?
It’s true that most Americans are aware of the amount of sugar being eaten in this country. However, many Americans are unaware of the amount of sugar being eaten in other countries.
In 2006, the World Health Organization released a comprehensive report on the sugar content of foods sold in the U.S. The report found that sugar accounted for about 5% of total calories in the United States. In the same year, The American Heart Association identified sugar as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Based on the 2007 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that the U.S. government has recommended for many years, the average American intake of sugar for women and children is 2 grams per day, whereas the average intake for men is just 1 gram per day. That means adults need to drink 2,000 to 2,500 cups of water per day to stay adequately hydrated.