Water intake goal on Cronometer
I wonder - is the water goal in Cronometer properly adjusted for physical activity (or lack thereof) body weight etc.? Mine seems ridiculously high and when I try to even approach reaching it, my kidneys and bladder are clearly overworked, my urine completely colorless, and I'm peeing like every two hours. I probably should be drinking more than before I started logging my intake, but Cronometer's goal seems considerably excessive.
The target for water is based on the guidelines in the Dietary Reference Intakes: https://www.nap.edu/read/11537/chapter/15 and include water from the foods and beverages you consume.
These are based on your age, sex and life stage (pregnant or breastfeeding) and do not take into account your level of physical activity or body weight. These are considered Adequate Intakes (AIs) which means there's not enough evidence to make stronger recommendations to apply to these groups but are believed to meet the needs of most people.
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Thanks. That's along the lines of what I was guessing and no surprise then the goal ends up being excessive for me. Will dial it down appropriately.