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# How much water do you need to drink to gain a pound?

Out of curiousity, if I wanted to gain a pound of water weight how much would I need to drink?
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As a paranoid poster I will simply say; I don't think you should be trying to water-load, it won't last long. Why would you want to gain a pound of water?

If you've gained a lot of weight lately and you haven't been eating more than your maintenence level calories, that is probably just water weight and will go away soon.
When I was a kid I was taught a rhyme:

A pint of water weighs a pound and a quarter.

In imperial measures, "A pint of water weighs a pound and a quarter."

In US measures, "A pint's a pound the world around."

Both are approximate....
You guys SO confused me right now. LoL.

I honestly don't know. But I do know that when I drink a bottle of water and weigh myself I gain like 4 pounds. I don't like doing that anymore.
454mL of water = 454 grams = 1 pound = 16 oz of water
How long will the weight still with you? Until  the next time you go to the bathroom?
It's hard to say...It depends on your body's current hydration state, sodium intake, and other factors.
why do you want to gain a pound of water weight?
A pint of water is 16 ounces, or one pound. Why would you want to gain a pound of water? That makes no sense to me O.o
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