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Postby KimE » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:44 am

Water is very important for our bodies and can assist hunger and weight loss. I know we have all heard this over and over and over....you get the point. I'm sure you've heard or read that if you are hungry you should have some water as often your body is actually thirsty and not hungry.

Well yesterday I unintentionally created a little experiment. After my morning snack of dried fruit and nuts I found I was hungry again within 1-1 1/2 hrs after eating. I know my body well enough to know that normally all my meals keep my feeling satisfied for 2-3 hrs so this seemed a bit strange. I was doing the house work and realised I hadn't been drinking any water. So, I had a swig and then another and then again each time I passed the water bottle during my house cleaning expedition and low and behold the hunger went away. Hmmm...so I wasn't hungry, I was thirsty.

Funny I have read this before but that was the first time I actually felt the physical proof of it! So...enjoy your water it really is so very good for you and your body loves it.

Sorry I can't post alternatives apart from a squeeze of lemon or lime juice as I love it as it is. But I'm sure others know of some.
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Postby Dolly » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:46 am

Brilliant!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:03 am

i agree kim water is important!
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Postby hushpuppy » Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:33 am

Absolutely agree . I find the same when im hungry it usually means im thirsty (weird) so i grab the bottle and suck lol . helps me everytime
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Postby Fairie » Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:35 am

I agree Kim water is so important but I was hoping you ment and end to the drought. :P
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Postby KimE » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:20 pm

Yeah, Fay, that would have been good!
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Postby Ally » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:39 pm

You are 100% correct Kim, often we do mistake hunger for dehydration. By the time we feel thirsty our bodies are often really dehydrated which is why it is good to keep drinking water throughout the day to keep us from feeling sluggish!! It is so important through summer to keep up the fluids!!
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Postby AmandaJ » Sun Nov 05, 2006 9:12 pm

How much water does everyone drink a day? I've read different articles on how much water to drink a day. I find that if I drink a lot of water I drop a few kilos within days, is this common? thanks!
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Postby Ally » Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:55 am

I usually drink anwhere from 2 to 3 litres. Water is a great re-hydrator and it helps to rid our bodies of the toxins and excess fluid we carry. The losses within a few days are our bodies getting rid of the excess fluid so losing kgs in the first few days/week in certainly normal. How much water are you drinking at the moment Amanda??
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:40 am

Hi amanda

i also drink between 2-3 litres a day. some days i can only just manage the 2 litres but i do not go to bed of a night without having those 2 litres down. i will sit up if i have to and drink them. personally for me, it helps tremendously with my weightloss. if your body does not get enough water it will hold on to the water that you do have! fluid retention etc.
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Postby KimE » Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:31 am

I too am making 2-3 litres per day. I barely drink anything else except my milk in the morning.
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Postby Ally » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:09 am

I find if I don't drink my "quota" of water each day, I always feel like something is "missing" somehow....There is nothing nicer than downing a big glass of cold water, beats the fizzy stuff any day!! I have what my kids call a 'bucket', it is a big tumbler that holds nearly 500mls!!
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Postby SarahC » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:32 am

I agree. I also drink 2-3 litres and it definitely helps with the fluid retention. AND stops me feeling hungry! This I discovered yesterday when I drank hardly any water and consequently ate like a pig :oops:
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Postby Fairie » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:43 am

I have a Pump water bottle on the bench, I think it is 750 mls and I would have between 5 & 7 a day. I feel so sluggish if I don't.

Does anyone know if Soda Water can be included in your water allowance as it's only carbonated water. :)
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Postby Ally » Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:03 am

Hi Fairie, be careful with soda water as it contains added sodium. I was annoyed :x because kirks was the only one that didn't have it in and now they do :roll: . Schweppes also contain added sodium. I am not sure if if varies from state to state though, so it might pay you to check the labels...also carbonated plain mineral water has it in too!! Bummer!! I hope this helps you..it is not to say don't drink it (as I will have a glass now and then) but just be aware it may make you retain fluid. :wink:
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