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water pills

has anyone tryed water pills to loss weight and if so does it work?
i know its not goin to keep the weight off but i am trying to get reid of my water weight. with getting healthy and working out.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Aug. 2, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Yes they work but u have to keep a schedule with them and do not take more than suggested.
    kirsty_mcgrail

    Answer by kirsty_mcgrail at 1:57 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Water pills are a great tool to help you become dehydrated. 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: http://www.drmcdougall.com/free.html
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:57 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • it's okay to take water pills, but you still need to drink a lot of water. DO NOT drink any soda at all, soda makes you retain water.
    mandielynn23

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 2:32 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • i lost 7 lbs in 2 weeks on diurex
    mandielynn23

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 2:33 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • Does that make you piss a lot??
    evilive

    Answer by evilive at 9:26 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

  • As of a month ago, OTC water pills are not on the market, or they are not supposed to be. If they are, they aren't approved by the FDA. Water pills can be an ok short term thing, but can also mess with your potassium levels and that can be dangerous.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 PM on Aug. 2, 2009

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