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how much water to drink per day to gain weight

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Water is heavy: Just remember that 16oz of water = 1 lb. So drinking 16.9oz bottle gives you an instant weight gain of 16.9--this is only the physical aspect of water ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
A lot/not advisable: This is not a good idea. Not only would you be starving yourself, your body would break down vital tissue protein, depletion of your fuel reserves, an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Wt but not fat: Water is heavy and if you drink 16 ounces of water you will gain 16 ounces of weight = 1 pound. However you will simply excrete any extra water and yo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Drinking water does : Water alone does not make you lose weight. It is the lack of eating food which makes the difference. Water simply gives you a feeling of a full stomac ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No calories: Water has no calories, therefore, it really has no long term significant affect on weight.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Lifestyle changes: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water al ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
8glasses per day: The body is 80% water. You should consume half your bodyweight in water on ounces.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Proper diet&water: By drinking water you are not going to loose weight unless you eat proper diet low in calories and carbohygrates.Includes fruite, vegies, lean meat or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Cold: Water may increase your metabolism by a fraction, water can also fill you up temporarily. Best way is caloric count and food choices, amounts, # of me ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Wishful thinking: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water al ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Huh?: A person with DM should drink about the same amount of water as anyone else unless of course BG are very high in which case water requirements will be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends on how : Fast a rate of gain you desire ; how many calories your take in compared to how much you burn. Ensure plus is 350 calories ; there are 3, 500 calories ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The math: Ensure plus = 350 calories. One pound = 3, 500 calories. 3, 500 calories divided by 350 calories = 10 days with all other factors remaining the same ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alison Stuebe
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Water: A common rule of thumb is 8 eight oz. glasses daily. Some need more and some less. Ask your doctor about a. Low carb and higher protein food plan. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
FORGET ABOUT SUGAR: For crying out loud! protein, complex carbs and good fats.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Water pills: Water loss never represents true weight loss. Your weight may vary by a couple of pounds based on water retention but you should never consider water ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
18 years experience Family Medicine
It varies: There is no magic number of carbohydrates per day needed to lose weight. Instead focus on eating small frequent meals with a mixture of nutrients at ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Does not help: You will not lose much weight overnight no matter how much water you drink. You lose weight by controlling your diet during the day.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
2 quarts...: Drinking cold water (8 oz) perfore you eat can help lose weight, particularly if you drink another glass with food. Fills you up. No calories. An im ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
LoseIt: Load the free app loseit and follow directions. It will calculate your daily calorie intake and you record your foods and watch the weight disappear. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience Holistic Medicine
Address lifestyle: Guggul has been traditionally used for weight loss, however, the best results will be achieved in combination with proper diet and daily physical acti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
DEPENDS: It depends on how much you weigh, how many pounds you need to loose and over how long period as a rule you have to cut down 3500 calories to loose 1 ... Read More
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