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water pills do they help u loose weight

i had a baby a mnth ago i really need too loose weight i am sick of ppl aking me when am i due. do water pills help? where do i buy them are they expensive?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • They're called "Water Pills" for a reason. They only make you lose WATER, not fat. It's only temporary. You'd have much better luck if you begin an exercise routine and healthy diet. That is the best way ever to lose weight and keep it off and people try to avoid it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Don't waste your money. If you want to get rid of the extra water weight. Eat CLEAN, do not eat Iodized salt, and drink 8-10 glasses of water a day

    Answer by babycakes254 at 12:16 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Water pills are whats called a diuretic. They cause you to lose water. Women do have more of a prob. with retaining water, esp. around period time. But basically, water pills, in and within itself, isn't going to make you lose weight. The most you might lose right away would be a couple of pounds (only water.)

    Tea is also a diuretic, so you could drink a cup of hot tea or iced tea.

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 8:32 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • When you go on a diet, or use a diet aid, you are just putting yourself on the gain/loss rollercoaster; frustrating for you, & hard on your body. In order to get to and maintain a healthy weight, you need to have a healthy lifestyle; this has the added bonus of setting a great example for your kids.
    Start with regular exercise, as simple as walking, for at least 20 min a day at least 3 times a week. Next, drink your water! at least 8 8oz glasses a day. Now, eat your fruits & veggies! 7-8 servings a day, in at least three different colors. Eat your whole grains (loaded with fiber, protein, and lots of energy-giving nutrients), 6-7 servings a day. Cut way back on (or eliminate) meat & dairy. Add beans, lentils & tofu to your diet. You can get free meal plans and recipes from Dr. McDougall, or find his books at your local library:
    Eat an apple or a big salad before meals

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:30 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • water pills make you lose water weight only sorry
    and im sorry to the previous post but i cant eat a huge salad before a meal and still eat the meal geeze
    a good thing that can help tho is after every meal drink a 8 oz glass of grapefruit juice it is a natural way to lose weight and help keep it off it is what me and others did in high school to stay in shape during cheer and basketball . i also am doing it now after my baby and it works great .
    alsp get active even if you just walk . go for long walks about 4 - 5 days a week do abrisk walk for about an hour it will help you lose weight .
    i wish you luck if you need any support you can always message me !

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 8:24 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • If it has only been a month maybe your uterus just hasn't gotten back to it's normal size yet. Just try doing some light exercise and eat as healthy as possible. If in a month or so you still look prego, then try a diet plan. But water weight pills really are just a temporary fix. Also, if you really do have water weight, cut down on your sugar and caffeine intake. That helps A LOT!!


    Answer by ajguinn at 10:40 PM on Jul. 3, 2009

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