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A 23-year-old female asked:

Does drinking water or green tea help me lose weight?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Water and tea: Drinking fluids can give you a full feeling a in a small way can help you lose weight.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how drinking water helps lose weight?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 28 years experience
Many reasons: Drinking water helps at many levels. One we are suppose to be mostly water. The more obese one is, the less water they are and the harder their fat is, which makes it harder to lose. Water helps soften the fat and it becomes easier to lose. Water can fill you up so you won't eat as much. Water is a better hydration than most of the sugary drinks people use.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Does drinking water help you lose weight at first?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Hunger vs thirst: Drinking more water may help you realize that you are more thirsty than hungry which would cause you to eat less. It may also fill you up so you don't want to eat as much. Just be careful not to overdo it and deplete your electrolytes which would make you feel fatigued and faint.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

I am wondering about can drinking water help you lose weight?

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Dr. Rakesh Gupta
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
No: If drinking water curb your appetite or caloric intake- then it could.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How much drinking water help you lose weight?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
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 important part of a diet to lose weight!
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A 18-year-old member asked:

Is drinking water a good way to lose weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
If fewer calories: Drinking water can help with weight loss if it is substituting for other drinks that contain calories. Drinking water (or plain green tea) before a meal can also fill up the stomach somewhat, and make a person satisfied with a smaller meal. If substituting water for non-fat milk, one would need another source for vitamin d and calcium. However, unsually excessive water-drinking is harmful.
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Last updated Sep 9, 2013

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