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How much water weight can you lose in 1 week by taking water pills?

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Dr. Matthew Griffin
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Presuming no excess fluid (patients in heart failure for instance carry around extra fluid) you can loose quite a bit of water weight using diuretics as a large % body weight is actually water. Wrestlers sometimes will lose 20+ lbs with a mixture of sweating and diuretics in order to "make weight". This is not healthy however. If you want to lose fat (instead of water) eat healthy real food.
Last updated Nov 21, 2020
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