how much water to drink the day of?

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how much water to drink the day of?

Postby meadow201 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:01 pm

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby jas1503 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:16 pm

meadow201 wrote:on the one hand you need to stay hydrated
on the other you don't want to have to use the bathroom during the break

is it enough to just drink some water before even leaving your house, then drink nothing until just before break ends?

Where are you taking the test, Death Valley?

And will you also be using Creatine during your exam.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby californiauser » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:17 pm

Catheter or bust.

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Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:19 pm

meadow201 wrote:on the one hand you need to stay hydrated
on the other you don't want to have to use the bathroom during the break

is it enough to just drink some water before even leaving your house, then drink nothing until just before break ends?


Going to the bathroom during the break is a good idea, why wouldn't you?

I intentionally didn't drink any water day of, so I didn't have to piss during the exam. During break is pissed 2 ounces of dark brown piss.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby meadow201 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:23 pm

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:28 pm

meadow201 wrote:sorry I meant "so you don't have to go during the test"

how did you stay hydrated then?


You won't die from being a little dehydrated.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Jeffort » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:29 pm

Drink the normal amount of fluids you usually do in the morning and don't drink much at all starting an hour or so before your last chance to use a bathroom, kinda like how you time things when getting ready for a long road trip. Easy and simple as that.

As long as you don't break out sweating profusely like an ice cube on hot pavement during the test your hydration will be fine for the 3-4 hours without any more water.

If fear of test day bladder management problems is going to be an issue for you or if you haven't yet mastered big kids potty skills, get a pair of depends so you can take the test free of need to pee fears or discomfort. Then, if you suddenly gotta go, just go while still working away on the section without missing a beat. :mrgreen:
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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:32 pm

meadow201 wrote:no but apparently hydration is essential to brain performance


Eh I got a 176. I'm sure if I was extremely dehydrated I'd suffer, but not drinking much that day won't truly dehydrate you.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby IAFG » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:34 pm

californiauser wrote:Catheter or bust.

don't be ridiculous

depends are more than enough

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Jeffort » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:35 pm

meadow201 wrote:no but apparently hydration is essential to brain performance


How are you going to lose hydration during the test if you are decently hydrated going in? Where is the moisture going to go during those 3-4 hours to make your hydration go down? Do LGs or test day conditions make you sweat a lot?

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Br3v » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:37 pm

How much water do you normally tend to drink daily to stay alive and comfortable?

Drink that much.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Jeffort » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:40 pm

Br3v wrote:How much water do you normally tend to drink daily to stay alive and comfortable?

Drink that much.


and if you need to find out how much is the best amount, ask Dr. Dre to start a thread about it and people will run tests and report back :wink:

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Br3v » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:41 pm

Jeffort wrote:
Br3v wrote:How much water do you normally tend to drink daily to stay alive and comfortable?

Drink that much.


and if you need to find out how much is the best amount, ask Dr. Dre to start a thread about it and people will run tests and report back :wink:

:lol:

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby mvonh001 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:02 pm

Is this guy serious? No way we actually care about how much water we are going to drink the day of. That is crazier than a 29page thread on which pencil to use.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Clearly » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:26 pm

I can understand, because I've been through the LSAT a few times, but please try to remember, it's a 4 hour 100 question multiple choice test. It doesn't require dieting, water intake modification, or the most calorie efficient snack. The reality is you will spend your break trying to figure out what your experimental was, not chugging water, popping Ginko, or gorging yourself on bananas. My first admin I brought a power bar, took a bite and said "What am I doing!? I'm not even hungry, and this thing tastes like shit". It is against your best interests to not get so hung up on the details, you are setting yourself up for more stress than it needs to be, and that stress helps a lot of people choke.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby pwnyc127 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:31 pm

Drink GATORADE. Scientific fact: every time you make a decision, such as deciding on an answer to an LSAT question, your brain burns glucose. You must replenish your glucose levels in order to continue efficiently making decisions. Gatorade (or Powerade) contains glucose in a form that will quickly enter your blood stream and travel to your brain.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby suralin » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:34 pm

pwnyc127 wrote:Drink GATORADE. Scientific fact: every time you make a decision, such as deciding on an answer to an LSAT question, your brain burns glucose. You must replenish your glucose levels in order to continue efficiently making decisions. Gatorade (or Powerade) contains glucose in a form that will quickly enter your blood stream and travel to your brain.


Lol.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby patfeeney » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:37 pm

Drink all the water you want (probably chug it) until perhaps 18 hours before the test (or right before you go to bed the night before). That will deal with your hydration.

The day of the test, perhaps limit yourself to 8oz every hour, maybe less, leading up to the test. I myself will probably switch to gum two or three hours beforehand.

This is also speculation. I'm not a doctor.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Br3v » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:44 pm

Yeah for those really worried about hydration, 48 hours before start drinking a lot of water, then the morning of just play it cool.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby jackieburden » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:45 pm

You should go with the Depend Adult Undergarment. Also if you're into that whole healthy eating=healthy mind thing, try to stay away from junky foods like Whoppers and Perdue Wonderchickens for at least a few days before The Test.

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby pwnyc127 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:52 pm

jackieburden wrote: Perdue Wonderchickens


lol

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby JaviSTB » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:01 am

Br3v wrote:Yeah for those really worried about hydration, 48 hours before start drinking a lot of water, then the morning of just play it cool.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby Jeffort » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:06 am

Br3v wrote:Yeah for those really worried about hydration, 48 hours before start drinking a lot of water, then the morning of just play it cool.


While were at it with this topic, might as well leave no stone unturned for the ultra obsessives. To really play it safe, ingest a decent amount of salt before the test since it helps make your body retain fluids. Not too much salt though since it can jack up your blood pressure. You might need to research how much would be good and experiment with this idea or consult a Dr. too.
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Re: how much water to drink the day of?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:07 am

Jeffort wrote:
Br3v wrote:Yeah for those really worried about hydration, 48 hours before start drinking a lot of water, then the morning of just play it cool.


While were at it with this topic, might as well leave no stone unturned for the ultra obsessives. To really play it safe, ingest a decent amount of salt before the test since it helps make your body retain fluids.


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