Challenge: Drink One Gallon Of Water Per Day For A Month!

WS_FEMAIL_WATER_2.jpgEarlier this morning, I came across an article about a woman who drank a gallon of water per day for an entire month. Not only did she lose weight and an inch from her waistline, but she transformed the way she looked and felt. Blotches disappeared, and her skin became more radiant and less wrinkled. She found it easier to concentrate. By week four, she says she looked ten years younger.

All from a gallon of water per day.

To be honest, the article and the accompany picture sets off my bullshit-ometer. In the before and after photo, for example, you can see a shift from overhead lighting to front facing, more flattering lighting. And perhaps other variables (like diet or exercise) may have been involved.

If it seems too good to be true, it often is. And the dramatic claims made by the woman in this article seem (forgive the pun) hard to swallow. And even if she experienced these benefits for herself, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all of us will enjoy the same results.

Of course, water does have many amazing benefits. And the truth is, according to the Mayo Clinic, men should aim for 13 cups of water a day. That’s a mere three cups shy of a gallon. Even with a goal of 13 cups per day, most of us fall short of the mark.

So let’s take this woman up on her challenge. I invite you to join me in this experiment. For the next 30 days, let’s commit to one gallon of water per day. To make this easy, I’ve purchased a gallon water jug from the market. Each day, I’ll refill it with water. By the time I go to bed, I’ll make sure the jug is empty. If you work during the day, you can do half a jug at home and half a jug at work. And in a month’s time, I’ll update you on my experience.

If you’re up for the challenge, let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I’m up for it!

  2. Sounds like an interesting challenge. Better than the “lightarian” none sense I debunked on my channel. Bottoms up!

  3. I am not a male specimen, but I will give it a try. I do drink a lot of water though never actually measure my intake. Is there a hash-tag we should use to keep each other updated with our results?

  4. Chrisopher says:

    I will start this experiment, because we all have to start somewhere and water seems like the perfect starting point for me.

  5. Well. I’m not a man, but I’m definitely up for it 😀 Give ya some lady results :3

  6. I’ve been drinking a little more than a gallon a day for the last 19 months as part of my weight loss regiment. To date I’ve lost 337 pounds. I won’t say that it has been entirely the water though, I do limit myself to between 1,200 and 1,400 calories a day.

  7. I’m up for it starting today ! Maybe it will help my acne, fingers are crossed !

  8. I’m so down. I think we could do weekly pics or something to help keep up the motivation 🙂

  9. I’m type 1 diabetic so I’m definitely up for it.

  10. Michael Wente says:

    Ready and willing! Let’s see how this goes!

  11. I’m in!

  12. Marshall S says:

    I’m in. I already drink 13 to 14 glasses a day; what’s another 2 to 3?!

  13. I am definitely in need of this challenge to increase my water intake. . It’s been poor. I an in.

  14. Challenge accepted.

  15. Ian Duchannes says:

    im up for it !!!

  16. I’ve grown up always drinking home brewed, unsweetened lipton iced tea. I’ve always found that I get dehydrated quickly, so just to stay hydrated I have to drink AT LEAST a gallon a day. When I started to realize how much other people drink, I was amazed. I always thought a gallon a day wasn’t much!

    • If you are drinking regular tea, you should switch to decaf. Drinking that much caffeinated tea actually serves to dehydrate you.

  17. Muffie Beaverhausen says:

    Davey Wavey, you mustn’t do this! You are already so pretty if this works and makes you prettier I’ll have to go from follower to STALKER! It’ll be rough to start drinking a gallon of water a day instead of my gallon of Mt. Dew and Vodka but I’ll give it a try!

  18. hanginghere says:

    Davey, oddly enough, I *HAVE* been doing this, along with my fitness workout and a total reevaluation of my eating habits. The results are 68lbs of fat loss and 12″ off my waist during the past 6 months. Of course, I did exercise, as I focused on losing 5lbs at a time, but I did up my water intake to just about 1gal per day (though I would be hard pressed to attribute it to that)…

  19. Kelly Villa says:

    I started this Monday and found this article… I love water but I feel so full all day even with a 1250 calorie diet

  20. Zachery Pisarski says:

    You know, I’ll try this. I’ve been saying I want to start drinking more water and try to stay clear of the sugary beverages. This sounds like a good challenge. I’m starting tomorrow!!!

  21. Vanya Voyno says:

    Does it work with wine?

  22. I’ve been drinking a gallon per day for years, in summer a bit more and in winter a little less. Whenever I don’t drink my 3L of water I feel tired the next day and more irritable. So I’d say it works, but hey, its cheaper than buying soda and certainly won’t have negative side effects, so why not just try it and find out if it works for you?

  23. Switching up from my ususal gallon of coffee a day, I will start this challenge on Monday with a weigh in and a flattering #Selfie. Let’s see if I look better and feel better after 30 days.

    Bill Lewis, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.

  24. It’s got as heck living in northern Namibia and I already drink about 3 litres a day. Time to up it to 4 and see if it makes a difference! Looking forward to hearing what you find Davey!

  25. I’ve started this challenge on Monday (October 20th) and so far so good. I definitely noticed that it has been flushing my system as for the wrinkles and blemishes, they are still around. I am about to introduce working out and eating healthier in the mix to see what happens. I will update at the end of the month! Good luck everyone!

  26. Im In!

  27. Hey,

    I have already posted on my facebook saying I am going to do this.
    Really hope something works, even if not physically or as well in my face, I hope I feel more energetic or feel better in general.

    Let see what happens!!

  28. However, I am just going to do this. I am not going to change my eating habits or exercise habits. Want to see if this simple thing can work. Though I have no idea if I can actually drink a gallon in one day, but will force myself to

  29. I’m going to give it a go. Day 1 started today

  30. Im in, Just coming to the end of Sobar October. Ditching the Alcohol for a month has worked wonders. Waist line less. Sleeping better and Less lethargic. A friend drinks a lot of water and nothing else. ( No fun there!) But for her nearly 50 years she looks good.

  31. Im up for that!

  32. Marshall S says:

    Day #3, it’s so easy! Just gotta pee a lot more LOL.

  33. Pedro Soares says:

    Challenge Accepted!!!

  34. Adi Halevy says:

    I drank 6.7 liters of water a day for 6 months I had cold hands all the time, I had to pee al the time, I had dry mouth, decreases metabolism, and I just *thought* I was thirsty all the time so I kept drinking more and more when actually I needed sodium, Later I drank a bit more than a gallon a day and I didn’t notice I was any healthier than before, I never intended to drink that much water I just was thirsty a lot.

  35. Drinking a gallon of water a day from a medical standpoint is useless. The recommended amount of intake is 6-8 oz. a gallon is double that and the only thing that will happen is your body will excrete the excess water through sweat or urination. The only thing you will be doing is making yourself have to pee more.

  36. I am up for the challenge! I read the same article as yours in a page on facebook and I feel so curious about it. There’s no harm in trying so it’s a go. Keep me updated with your status. I will share mine too. 🙂

  37. I’m up for the challenge. I have heard about this challenge from friends already but they said only water. No other drink. I will have to find out the details before I start.

  38. I’m up for it. although my results may be different due to adopting a vegan lifestyle starting Thursday.

  39. I’m in

  40. I’m in

  41. Starting my fourth week and finding it easier than expected.

  42. shubham agarwal says:

    from last one week i m doing this…but as such no results…my acne are same…no weight loss and even i m doing exercise regular and away from sweets also..consuming my minimum diet as well…wat to do now..i will take this challenge for 3 month..

  43. Day 1, doing it through pint glasses (9 pints a day is closest to a UK gallon). I’m up to 6 currently and hopefully I can keep this up!

  44. When water has proper molecular structure, one gallon a day is not needed. Check-out my experiences at

    How much water should one drink? Read the free booklet.

    • This is total bullshit. H2O has the exact same shape all the time, you always need the same amount, however if you are into energies: Water may have memory, making it a good point to drink water that hasn’t been abused chemically.

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  46. Monica Dwight says:

    I’m ready to start… Doing some research to see other way and tricks of getting up to this amount each day… I’ll share what I find.

  47. LOL, was the picture of her taken on the toilet? Because that’s where you will spend most of your time. I’ve been challenged at work to do this, but I think I’ll just drink what seems natural but not excessive.


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