To me, staying hydrated makes me feel a lot better in general. My skin looks better, my digestion runs more smoothly, & my weight doesn't fluctuate as much. No, it doesn't make sense to reduce your water intake as you lose weight, because your tissues will be more likely to retain fluid due to dehydration. Drink water because it's healthy to do so. A bonus is that it helps control your appetite. I find that the more water I drink, the less I crave sweet drinks like soda or juice.
The specific amount that is "ideal" for each person varies, 64 oz is a good place to start, & you may have to work up to it. But you'll find a level that's comfortable for you.
| NO EXCUSES, JUST RESULTS
| Next milestone - 256: 60 lbs lost2013:
still up from 1/1, but coming back down...2010:
50.4 lbs lost | 2011:
17 lbs lost | 2012:
1 lb gained
How I did it: http://stubbysticks.wordpress.com/weight-loss-summary-by-month/