Do you think drinking a lot of water helps weight loss?

@krayzee (1161)
Romania
April 9, 2007 7:23am CST
How much water do you drink daily and have you noticed any effects? I read somewhere that the daily intake of liquids should be at least 2l, but I rarely manage that much. Do you?
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@p0wcheee (97)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
I drink as much water as I can. Whenever I go some place, I make sure I always have a bottle or a 1 l water jug if it's possible; I choose drinking water over juices or coffee. Basically for me, it boosts my energy -- i learned that sometimes we mistake being hungry from being dehydrated. And yes, it cleanses the body from toxins.
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
10 Apr 07
I didn't know that water boosts energy and I find it a rather cool bit of info :) Thanks for commenting :)
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Hi krayzee!(",) Yes, I think that water helps because its natural chemistry helps in the balance and also it helps to make our body's waste excrete faster from our body.(",) I do wish I can drink even 8 glasses of water a day.(",) It's a rare thing for me although I love drinking water more than anything else.(",)
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@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
9 Apr 07
I wish I could drink that much water too :) Thanks for the comment :)
27 Apr 07
I think having the daily recommended amount of water definetly helps your weight loss. I drink 64oz a day but I have heard the requirement has gone up. www.weightlosschics.com
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
28 Apr 07
Thank you for the comment :)
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 07
Because I go to the gym five times a week I lose a lot of water through perspiration and so have to replace it, so generally speaking I can easily drink 2 litres of water a day to replenish my thirst and to replace the water I have lost. Water does help you lose weight because it makes you feel full up when you drink it. It is also good to flush out your kidneys off the impurities in your body. Water is a remarkable cure and does wonders for your body and not just hydration.
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
12 Apr 07
Thank you for the comment. I guess if I worked out I would find it easier to drink water too. Will keep that in mind :)
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
10 Apr 07
When I had access to really good water and I drank it a lot I did lose weight. They recommend that a person drinks eight glasses of water. Each glass should be eight fluid ounces. Now if you are over weight you should increase this by one glass per ten pounds. I know that can be a lot of water to drink. I personally like it with a slice of lemon in it to aid in the flavor. Good luck :)
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
11 Apr 07
Thank you for a very useful answer :)
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I usually drink 3, 16.9oz bottles of spring water. I do thing it helps with weight loss to drink alot, but I can't ever seem to drink that much. Even when I'm not trying to lose weight. I have heard lots of people say it does help with the weight loss though.
@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
9 Apr 07
Thank you for your comment. :)
@jackjoin (77)
• China
9 Jun 07
yes ,i think so!!
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
30 May 07
Yes I think drinking a lot of water helps lose weight. I drink at least 1 liter of water a day and my husband tries to drink at least 2 liters because he is much bigger than me. I really don't know how that helps but I read about it a lot. Maybe because it gets rid of toxins and also when you drink a lot of water you eat less lol
• United States
30 May 07
My sister and I each got a 32 oz bottle and have tried to drink 3 a day. Usually I just try to drink as much of it as I can (an average of one to two bottles) I noticed a difference in my weight--I lost a few pounds with it. It is especially useful if you're used to drinking sodas or higher calorie drinks that tend to be empty calories. And if you get sick of water, try a low-fat milk. I have been drinking skim milk for years, and with all the new research out on it, I try to have a couple of glasses a day.