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Does water make a difference?

Postby Roblyssa » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:40 pm

Does drinking water really make THAT much of a difference to weight loss?

I have always been on diets and lost weight without drinking water.

I have now been on this new eating plan for 4 weeks and I have endeavoured to drink at least 2L of water per day. I can honestly say I notice no difference on the scales....? I exercise at least 4 times per week (30 min walk on the treadmill) and eat healthy (I follow the WW points plan).

Just wondering.
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Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby 3ss3nc3 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:56 pm

water activates fibre, so if you are consuming a high fibre diet, like green leafy veggies etc, then you need water so as not to get constipated. it also flushes out your body, and takes the crap with it, literally.

water is important :D
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Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby wants2loseWEIGHT » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:39 am

i agree, water is really important. not only for losing weight but for making our skin healthy too. :D
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Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby workoutdvdworld » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:44 pm

Water is important whether you are losing weight or not. The human body consists of anywhere between 55-78% water. The functions of water in human body are vital.
Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
Moisturizes the air in lungs
Helps with metabolism
Protects our vital organ
Helps our organs to absorb nutrients better
Regulates body temperature
Protects and moisturizes our joints

Here's a helpful quote from a related article:
"Without the right amount of water, a person cannot absorb food properly. People who eat great, healthy food but never touch a bottle of water are still not working up to par as the body cannot flush out the waste product produced from food. This leads to many kinds of health conditions that could be avoided by just drinking water regularly. Illnesses that are produced from being overweight are a prime example of this." (

Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby AbelAbbot » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:38 pm

Water is one of the most over looked secrets of weight loss. If you're trying to lose weight and stay on a diet you should drink at least eight big glasses of water a day. Thanks.
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Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby Mayden » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:58 am

Thanks for all the replies to this, I also have done all this and put on weight. I will still stick to it as I think the weight will come off in a few months time. I am trying to make my whole lifestyle more healthy and hoping the weight will come off in due course. The first couple of kilos seemed easy to lose, after that is another story.
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Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:03 pm

Like many others in here, I believe drinking water is essential for effective weight loss.

Here are some facts:

60% of the human body is water
The brain is composed of 70% water
The lungs are nearly 90% water

What kind of water you drink is also important. Make sure the water you drink has has a neutral pH of 7. Highly acidic water can affect the pH levels of your blood. The proper level of blood pH is between 7.35 and 7.45

I always drink either bottled alkaline water or filter the water myself. It works really good for me.
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Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby natharas » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:21 pm

Dont want to hijack, how much should you drink during a workout e.g. 30min walk?
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Re: Does water make a difference?

Postby bethanyherman » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:48 pm ... -loss.html

This is a pretty old article. It details that drinking water before meals can help you with losing weight.
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