Firstly, I would like to explain the above as some people seem to be misinterpreting the post - If you weigh 128 pounds, the recommended water consumption is half of that in OUNCES, so 128/2 = 64 ounces (the equivalent of 8 cups) of water.
Secondly, I want to apologize, my last “water” post had a typo in it. It originally read, “Drink half of your body weight in water everyday!”. It was brought to my attention by a fellow Tumblr dweller. I have since deleted that post as I don’t want anyone to get the wrong impression and drink way too much water. I do sincerely apologize for my oversight.
Additionally, I wasn’t attempting to use “scare tactics” as the same blogger suggested. I was merely illustrating how many calories are being wasted on a beverage that doesn’t provide any nutritional value. The goal is nutrition and fitness for this blog. Soda consumption has been linked to kidney disease (Andrew Bomback et al 2010 in the scientific journal ’Kidney International’), the obesity epidemic (George Bray et al 2004 in the scientific journal ’The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’), strokes in both men and women (Adam Bernstein et al 2012 in ’The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’), and the list goes on and on. If health is a priority, drinking soda should not be.
If anyone would like to read these articles for themselves, I have posted the citations in parenthesis above, with that information you can find the referenced article.