forum  body inflation

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

Of course almost everyone has heard "if you drink a whole gallon of water without salt, something horrible will happen to you."

I understand the logic behind this from a scientific standpoint, causing the body to go into a sort of "hypertonic shock" but how much is too much really?

On numerous occasions I've downed a gallon of water or slightly more without adding salt or anything else to it and was just fine. Everyone's body chemistry is different but at what point do you really NEED some sort of additive to prevent problems?

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

lol it kills you dude, something about electrolysis poisoning...

I'm no expert, but it's not something i'd play around with.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

jockturnedgainer wrote
Of course almost everyone has heard "if you drink a whole gallon of water without salt, something horrible will happen to you."

I understand the logic behind this from a scientific standpoint, causing the body to go into a sort of "hypertonic shock" but how much is too much really?

On numerous occasions I've downed a gallon of water or slightly more without adding salt or anything else to it and was just fine. Everyone's body chemistry is different but at what point do you really NEED some sort of additive to prevent problems?


If you're going to do a liquid stuffing it's best to do it with a sports drink like gatoraide. Though this won't comepletely eliminate the effects of water intoxication, it helps. Plus if you drink to much of the sports drink, i/e enough to cause water intoxication, you're likely to vomit before it becomes a problem; which though messy can save your life

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

I didn't ask about the effects, I'm fully aware of what they are...

I'm wondering at what point is it dangerous

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

jockturnedgainer wrote
I didn't ask about the effects, I'm fully aware of what they are...

I'm wondering at what point is it dangerous


Basically what all of us are saying is not to use large amounts of water for stuffing/bloating. Use something else instead which already has minerals/electrolytes/sugars in it. It depends but usually water can start to cause problems when you get to the point where you have a head-ache.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

Rockette wrote
Thankyou for posting that. I wasn't aware the guidelines around that had changed! Obviously I've not ran a marathon in a long time. smiley


Is that the que to poke you and say "fattie"? smiley

PeanutButter and Kellye wrote
Maximum wrote
lol it kills you dude, something about electrolysis poisoning...

I'm no expert, but it's not something i'd play around with.


Electrolysis is hair removal, dingus.


>.>

<.<

^.^

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

something wrote
jockturnedgainer wrote
I didn't ask about the effects, I'm fully aware of what they are...

I'm wondering at what point is it dangerous

Can you read? There was a case of a woman who died when she chugged 16 ounces of a beverage after a marathon. There are no certain safety lines. The US military goes with: you shouldn’t drink more than 1 ˝ qts of water an hr. or more than 12 qts a day.


Clearly I can read as I'm now responding to your post without spelling and grammatical errors.

I'm quite certain I can survive 16oz, even after running for an extended period of time. Just saying...

But thanks for providing some factual information, that's all I was asking for.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

It really has nothing to do with your body. You may have had a lot of salty food or something earlier and that reduced the effect. You'll know when something is going on... very dizzying experience.

If you feel up to it, enjoy. I know a lot of competitive eaters out there chug gallons all the time and I haven't heard anything about them trying to balance out their sodium levels.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

wat wrote
It really has nothing to do with your body. You may have had a lot of salty food or something earlier and that reduced the effect. You'll know when something is going on... very dizzying experience.

If you feel up to it, enjoy. I know a lot of competitive eaters out there chug gallons all the time and I haven't heard anything about them trying to balance out their sodium levels.


Competitive eaters who use water to increase their capacity almost all use an additive to the water to help stave off H2O intoxication. It doesn't matter how "used to it" you are, you can't build up a tolerance to water because that's all it is.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

OniGumo wrote
[quote]wat wrote
It doesn't matter how "used to it" you are, you can't build up a tolerance to water because that's all it is.


I did not imply that

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

wat wrote
OniGumo wrote
[quote]wat wrote
It doesn't matter how "used to it" you are, you can't build up a tolerance to water because that's all it is.


I did not imply that


I didn't imply that you implied anything

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

starried wrote
For a while, I was drinking a LOT of water because it helped with my tooth pain. I easily drank over a gallon a day, for maybe a week. All that happened was I had to go to the bathroom a LOT. I mean, every few minutes. Ridiculousss. Haha.


The issue isn't a maximum amount you can have a day, the issue is more drinking so much in a short amount of time, the body can't handle it and stuff happens which as proven earlier in this thread, i have no idea about. smiley

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

I got one of FF's finest bits of boytummy to do the research while I polished my nails. Here's the lowdown:

The amount that's too much varies from person to person and depends on your body's condition at the time.

But to maximise your chances of avoiding water intoxication (potentially fatal), add 200ml of orange juice (or squash, or Ribena) and a quarter teaspoon of salt to each litre of water. There can also be issues with the balance of stuff like potassium & magnesium, which isotonic sports drinks like Gatorade contain, so drink some of that too or mix it with the water.

Oh and stop drinking water if you get a headache & drink just Gatorade.

Boffin Kaptn03 has all the scientific info if you need it...

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

I see my thread is back in zombie form 7 months after it died! Apparently that's what it takes to answer a simple question.

On a side note I've switched to chugging fruit juice for the caloric benefits haha.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)8 years

It is amazing how quickly your capacity grows of you bloat a couple of times - you can go on forever and grow HUGE! smiley

Side effect: a stretched stomach and ravenous hunger the next days - so liquid bloating CAN make you fatter, too smiley

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)7 years

ukfeedee wrote
I managed to drink 4.5 litres the other day smiley afterwards I felt a bit odd for a few minutes, but nothing life threatnening. I would def recommmend it for belly strecthing.


My bloating friend here on FF and I went to abut 4.5L each, too. I once felt a little dizzy, could have ben the excitement too smiley. Anyway, we added the recommended amount of salt to the water and drank some gatorade too (although that may not have the right concentration to prevent water intoxication).

Ukfeedee, you tummy must look lovely with that much water in it smiley It's got that sweet ball shape even when it's empty smiley

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)7 years

What time frame are you guys drinking it in?

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)7 years

Thanks, I had found that article yesterday.
I hoped there was some kind of magic formula that gave you the safe amount of water based on body mass, weight, fat percentage and the such, but it looks like such thing does not exist.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)7 years

Rammys_Belly wrote:
Make your water solution slightly saline. The actual process that goes down when your body has too much water has a lit to do with loss of salt.


Yup, the loss of electrolytes (salts) is the danger. The water dilutes the salt in your blood and in extreme cases creates too much osmotic pressure, killing suddenly by causing the brain to swell. Adding a small amount of salt will make it safe to drink as much as you can. Gatorade is safe because it has some salt in it. Protip: salt, lemon juice, or ginger also make it easier to drink more without throwing up.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)6 years

I read that you risk death if you drink more than 2.5 gallons in a few hours, however, cases have happened to a gallon and a little more. Doctors advise against drinking more than 0.4 gallons per hour for an extended time

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)5 years

Someone mentioned electrolysis, and they are wrong. Electrolysis is actually a scientific test (DNA test basically) that DNA analysts use to determine if two people or animals are related by placing some of their DNA in a gel. Then they place some dye in it, and the more matches that the DNA pieces have or if the same then they are related. If not then they are not. That's what electrolysis is.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)5 years

ChellyCurves what you're talking about is Gel Electrophoresis

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)5 years

For God's sake, what unmitigated rubbish everyone is coming out with. Electrolysis is the running of an electric current through a substance in order to stimulate a non-spontaneous chemical reaction e.g. separating water into hydrogen and oxygen.
It is used for a wide variety of tests and to acquire a variety of chemicals.

As for water it's only toxic in very large quantities and you should encounter a huge amount of discomfort before you've consumed a dangerous amount. It's different for everybody so sorry but you'll have to experiment.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)5 years

TinyKitten wrote:
Just don't do it~ Gatorade is so much safer and you shouldn't let pleasure put you in danger of water intoxication. Why is it so important that you use water instead of a sports drink?


Gatorade is "safer"?

It's made by PepsiCo. Its branding as a "sports drink" is marketing.

The reason I bloat with water is because I'm not trying to gain, nor do I want my teeth to rot. I also don't like the taste of most sweet drinks. Additionally I try to avoid over-consumption of sugar/sugar-like products as diabetes runs in my family. I believe Gatorade may recently have elected to remove high fructose corn syrup from its drinks (most people are already aware of the health risks associated with that) but it still contains sucrose, glucose and fructose.

Water is always going to be the healthiest way to hydrate yourself. But if you want to drink it to excess for bloating purposes, you need to make sure it's closer to the composition of your body's natural fluids to ensure your body doesn't react badly to taking on that much fluid in a short time. Hence add some salts and sugars. However only a small amount of salts/sugars is needed. The amount you need to add won't even change the taste of the water that much, unlike the amount of sugars in "sports" drinks, which are teeth-clenchingly sweet. You certainly don't have any need to drink 3 or 4 litres of Gatorade. Last I looked, my body was not composed of anything like the ingredients of Gatorade.

I can only assume PepsiCo's advertising of Gatorade as somehow "healthy" has conned people into thinking that drinking vast quantities of something so artificial is "safe". One bottle might well help rehydrate you rapidly after an intense workout but I don't think even PepsiCo is advocating drinking 3 or 4 litres of it in one go. It might be correct that you need carbohydrates, electrolytes and hydration for prolonged or endurance sport or exercise, but not necessarily for bloating.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)4 years

OniGumo wrote:
[quote]jockturnedgainer wrote


If you're going to do a liquid stuffing it's best to do it with a sports drink like gatoraide. Though this won't comepletely eliminate the effects of water intoxication, it helps. Plus if you drink to much of the sports drink, i/e enough to cause water intoxication, you're likely to vomit before it becomes a problem; which though messy can save your life


Whoa, I would not put my trust in a big corporation and their concotion that is designed primarily to further their bottom line and line the pockets of their investors, and not caring much about your health, probably using high fructose corn syrup and all kinds of ugly stuff. Also, these drinks contain vitamins and the vitamin dose is designed for normal consumption and massive consumption might lead to vitamin overdose and poisoning, which can be serious.

You can easily mix your own Gatorade, by using a mildly sweet drink and adding salt in a good mild concentration.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)4 years

I have done experiments and never had a problem. But I was always careful and added salt to it and did not overdo it too much.

The important thing to remember is that water can kill you because water in the form that you drink it is not suitable for the body. The body has to add electrolytes to it to make it suitable to be in your body. So if you drink too much water, it will dilute these electrolytes and in the end, your blood will be similarily low in electrolytes and salt as the water, which is deadly to you. Because water interacts directly with the rest of the body (and a lot of the body is water), this can happen fast and be dangerous.

A good rule of thumb is to do this slowly, and if you start to feel strange or weird, stop.
Your body wants to tell you something at that point.

Being horny and sexually aroused can lead to overdoing stuff, when you are excited in the moment. And it is important to slow down and be careful, agreeing that you are entering new territory and that you likely don't know much about the subject, take it step by step because of this, and then you will always be safe.

I have done a lot of feeding with a feeding tube, on myself and feedees and never had a problem, because being careful and doing it slow, never ever forcing anything works really well for these things.

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)4 years

anyone know where online I can find cheap powder to flavor water? I don't have a car at this time and I don't want my roommate to ask about all the iced tea mix and other mixes.
I do water with 1/4 tea spoon of salt and mix mostly iced tea or something else to cover the taste. Been doing it for almost 2 years now and had no problems. oh I am in the USA if that helps? idk

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)3 years

When I was younger, I easily drank way more water at a time than I should have not knowing the risks. Now I add some gatorade powder when I do inflations. I can remember when I reached a huge capacity, feeling weird when I was at the end of a bloat. Glad I didn't push it farther...

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)2 years

hehe like mine too,
i got to handle one time 7,8 liters of water in my guts, that was my biggest inflation i have ever done

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)2 years

from time to time, i bloat myself up in a extreme way. i put a hose down my throat (not very difficult with training) and connect the free side with my shower head. then i'm gonna open the waterflow, and let me grow very very slowly till i'm huge. but before i do anything of it, i eat normal.

it works for me and it feels great to "loose" control to the water pressure. remember: do it damn slow and before you do it, regulate the temperature of the water!

after all, you will visit the toilet every 10 minutes smiley

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)2 years

My best inflation was about 7 Liters with a shower hose

bloating with water, how much is too much? (before you need to add something to it)2 weeks

If you really want to be a bloated piggy, I recommend a high sodium [salt] diet. Too much water can be dangerous, yes, but it is difficult to get to that point. Most people never drink enough water to begin with.
1 page 1 of 4   loading