water drink VS losing weight ?

@tudors (1556)
China
March 12, 2009 1:45am CST
That's the question I have asked over and over again as I have tried to lose those extra pounds because, like many people, I don't drink the minimum eight, eight ounce glasses of water every day that is recommended by most health professionals. And since I'm not drinking the 64 ounces of water a day recommended by most health professionals, it sure means I'm not drinking the ? to 1 ounce of water per pound of weight some experts recommend you drink if you really want to shed those pounds. I've read countless stories from people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off. One of the main things I hear from those people is that they drank a lot of water. Why do health and weight loss experts feel it is so important to drink water as part of a successful weight loss plan? because many people mistake thirst for hunger and eat something when taking a drink would have satisfied them. So theoretically this means a person would eat less food, or at least have less potential to overeat if he or she were drinking enough water. Water keeps a person hydrated . Also, when a person drinks really cold water (but not ice water) it does force the body to expend some energy.
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@earnnings (1297)
• India
12 Mar 09
Water..yes it is cheapest fluid which flushes the extra pounds on our body. You see our globe is completely filled by 70% of water and our body is also filled with 75% of water. Water is the very essential anti-fat burst liquid and many adopt water therapy to loose pounds and pounds of extra fat deposited on our body. 8 ounces is the capacity per day. Water is to be taken in to our body on the whole day. The main thing is to remember is it should not be taken at once. I have recently heard in news that a lady was adviced to drink 4 litres of water per day on the whole. One day out of her busy schedule she drank all the 4 litres atonce and immediately she was unconcious. When she was taken to doctor, she has already nerve breakdown and passed away. So, be careful all the water should not be taken at a a time but it is suggested that periodical intake of water in heavy quantities changes the body to great extent.. It is fact that water flushes fat and toxins as well...
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@lifeplayer (1008)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 09
Dont try this method, it is very bad. People who take less food and only drink water to lose their weight will able to lose the weight when only they using this method. Once their weight loss and they going back to normal meal, the weight will suddenly shoot up and worse than before.
@tudors (1556)
• China
12 Mar 09
hi, i'm not saying " take less food and only drink water to lose their weight " ! you are misunderstanding me ! I learn the above from experts, it's not my own opinion. water intake helps to remove toxin and metabolism, therefore it helps with weight control or lose.
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• Malaysia
12 Mar 09
Ye, water helps on release the toxin from your body but wouldnt help on weight loss. Many people tought the more water we drink, the better it is. That's wrong actually. Too many water might cause water intoxication too. You can googling and find more related information if you are interested on this.
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@csrobins (1124)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Yes, water is not the cure all beleive it or not.
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I think water tricks your body into thinking it is fuller than it is. I read that you should drink a glass of water before you start to eat your meal. That starts you body on the process of feeling full faster. The 1 ounce of water per pound, so a 140 pound person would be supposed to drink 140 ounces a day to lose weight? That seems like a lot of water. I think you would have to work up to that amount slowly. Then, as you lose weight, you would decrease the amount you drink? Is that right?
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Also, other beverages would be extra and wouldn't count towards the 140 ounces? I would need to buy stock in Depends!
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@csrobins (1124)
• United States
13 Mar 09
If drinking cold water all the time made you shed pounds as much as you are prob wanting then why isn't everyone doing it instead of going to the gym? Water keeps you hydrated, keeps things functioning like metabolism-not speed it up though, and yes, cold water burn a few calories, unfortunately not enough to really make a difference and make you want to keep drinking water. Any way you cut it, teh only things that loses weight is eating less calries and burning calories by using energy.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Thanks for that information. I would just like to share some other benefits would you get being a water drinker. Having a standard required intake of water would gives you easy in your bowel movement, moist your skin, gives you an extra energy. This is only the basic benefits that I observe recently because I am also a water drinker. I am using water therapy...each morning before anything I would put in my stomach I would drink first 500ml of water and onward on each of my meals.. Are you also a water drinker?
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
16 Mar 09
I also think that water helps to decrease the weight. Water helps in digestion and helps in better absorption of the food. Water also helps in increase in formation of the blood cells. It is easy to lose weight when one person is healthy. So drinking water always helps to decrease weight.