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drinking lots of water will help you loose weight? how much should someone drink?

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Asked by mamasmurf171 at 4:50 PM on Jul. 15, 2012 in Diet & Fitness

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  • according to the healthy wight loss group- they say it should be half your body weight in water...which for me will NEVER happen!
    I drink about 70 oz a day right now...

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 4:52 PM on Jul. 15, 2012

  • False. You really don't need to drink that much. Many people throw off their electrolytes by drinking too much water. You only need to drink as much as you need.

    Answer by robinkane at 5:50 PM on Jul. 15, 2012

  • Drinking a glass of water before a meal will fill you up & you will eat less. Substituting water for sugary drinks will obviously help you cut down on calories.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:36 PM on Jul. 15, 2012

  • feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 6:54 PM on Jul. 15, 2012

  • Yes 8 full glasses

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:21 PM on Jul. 15, 2012

  • as a minimum you should drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of WATER (nothing else counts toward this goal - not juice, not coffee, not tea). This properly hydrates your body everyday. As far as what robinkane said, you NEED a minimum of 1/2 your body weight in oz to properly hydrate. As far as electrolytes - if you are not eating and you drink your whole body weight in oz of water I might say you should take in some electrolytes, but you are fine if you are a normal person who eats.
    Hunger and thirst are located in the same center in your brain. Often what we think is hunger is actually thirst. You don't feel thirst until your body is already facing dehydration. You can cut down on cravings and extra calories by just increasing your water intake. I say if you are hungry and recently ate, drink 16-20oz of water and wait 20 minutes. Also, make sure those hunger pangs isn't just bordem's voice.

    Answer by daylily888 at 5:55 PM on Jul. 16, 2012

  • True - I think it really helps to boost the metabolism and staying hydrated is a big key to flushing the system.

    Answer by isismoon3 at 8:06 PM on Jul. 22, 2012

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