Patient discussion about cup

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Q. I know I’m supposed to drink 8-10 cups of water a day – but I feel it’s too much for me.

I try to drink 8 cups a day but I just can’t continue with it long, I just find myself going to the bathroom every 30 minutes. Any idea?
A1when people thought of this genius theory of drinking 10 cups a day they didn’t take in consideration the amount of water we get from our food, the idea that people working construction need more then 8 cups, that people that work in an air conditioned office and don’t tend to move around too much don’t perspire as well as construction workers. They just took the average data- we loose this amount of water, so we need to replace it. You should listen to your body and not to wise guys.
A2gatorade is also good,or powerade.they keep you hydrated,and are good for you too.but still drink 4 to 6 cups of water.

Q. Is it true that more cups of coffee can help avoid snack attacks??

I love having a snack between meals- but way too much. Is it true that black coffee can replace the feeling that a snack gives and even calm the fake hunger feeling for a while??
A1fruits- not very dietetic but at least healthy. carrots can be a good idea too. if you'll eat healthy snacks during the day you won't eat much at lunch and dinner time.
A2Thanks guys...what do u use as "snack"??
A3you cam use anthing i.e. water,soda and juice,but coffee has alot of caffine,you can also try a couple of crackers (plain).or even a piece of candy or gum.

Q. how many 1. calories 2. good vs bad fat 3. protein does 1 cup of whole milk have compared to 1 cup of almonds?

AEach almond has 7 calories. A cup of almonds has 680 calories, Total Fat: 60g, out of which 3.9g are Saturated Fat (=bad fat), Carbs: 24g, Protein: 24g.
1 cup of 2% milk has 130 calories, Total Fat: 5g, out of which 3g are Saturated Fat (=bad fat), Carbs: 13g, Protein: 8g.
Here is the nutrition value of different kinds of milk as well:
http://www.cassclay.com/milk_nut.html
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