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Is drinking water a good way to lose weight?

Is drinking water a good way to lose weight?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can u lose a lot of weight if you drink prune juice?

Can u lose a lot of weight if you drink prune juice?

Prune Juice: Can work to keep some regular, but rarely provides relief for no bm's in > 2 days. It also has quite a lot of sugar and carbs, so will not be the best answer for diabetics or those trying to lose weight. Weight is rarely related to regularity. Weight is more influenced by what you put in your mouth than what and how much comes out the other end. ...Read more

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How does drinking water help you lose weight? Is one gallon enough to lose weight?

How does drinking water help you lose weight? Is one gallon enough to lose weight?

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 meals, glycemic index etc. ...Read more

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I try to eat healthy to lose weight. Is this a healthy dinner?

I try to eat healthy to lose weight. Is this a healthy dinner?

Unable to answer: You need to provide some information for us to be able to tell you if it is a healthy dinner. ...Read more

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Does drinking lots of water (probably 1.5 to 2 liters a day) help you LOSE weight or GAIN weight?

Does drinking lots of water (probably 1.5 to 2 liters a day) help you LOSE weight or GAIN weight?

Helps you lose wt: Drinking lots of water is recommended by most wt loss specialists. For one thing, it helps to make you feel full so that you are less likely to want to eat foods that will cause wt gain. It also helps your intestines and helps prevent constipation. The worst thing to drink if you are trying to lose wt is a soft drinks, which is loaded with sugar but water is the best at curbing your thirst! ...Read more

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If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read more

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Can drinking only cranberry juice make you lose weight?

Can drinking only cranberry juice make you lose weight?

YES and NO: As an additive for weight loss, commercial cranberry juice has high sugar. However, if one drank an 8 oz glass of cranberry juice 3 x daily then one would be consuming less than 500 calories/d and be in a weight loss mode. Changing one's diet is gives the body rest for food allergies. Get dna saliva test for fitness to see what diet is best for you. Otherwise, use real cranberry juice and stevia. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should a male eat to lose weight without much exercise?

What amount of calories should a male eat to lose weight without much exercise?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a liquid diet make me lose weight?

Can a liquid diet make me lose weight?

Yes: If you take in less calories than you need, you will lose weight. There are nutritional drinks you can drink to assure that you get all the vitamins and minerals and nutrients you need while taking in less calories. ...Read more

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Is it bad to just eat almonds, drink water and exercise for an hour? Will i lose weight?

Is it bad to just eat almonds, drink water  and exercise for an hour? Will i lose weight?

YES!!! DANGEROUS!!!: This would not only be bad, it would be VERY DANGEROUS, especially if you're pregnant! While almonds are healthy, they do not provide many essential nutrients; you'd become deficient in most B vitamins, Vitamins A, C & D, omega 3 fatty acids & essential amino acids. This would put your baby at GREAT RISK for developmental problems. Follow a healthy diet & worry about weight loss after delivery!!! ...Read more

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Can a 15 year old drink detox tea to loose weight ?


Can a 15 year old drink detox tea to loose weight ?

Too good to be true: I would not recommend any of those supplements and promised of weight loss under any circumstances. You don't really even know what ingredients are in those as they are not regulated . Stick with healthy eating and increased activity and exercise to lose weight. the best but the hardest to be sure. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking grapefruit juice a good way to lose some weight quickly?

Help please! is drinking grapefruit juice a good way to lose some weight quickly?

Quick is not best: Grapefruit juice and similar pro-metabolic agents can give you an advantage, if you are doing the basics right: high fiber, lower simple carb, high quality protein, medium fat content and moving your body regularly by steadily introducing more physical activity. A body in motion, combined with a slightly net-negative calorie balance is the key to loosing weight and keeping it off. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Advise Nutritarian : As a doctor who specializes in nutrition i advise dr. Joel furhman's nutritarian diet as a balanced long-term approach to weight loss. While a pure protein diet may help temporarily, it is unsustainable in providing sound nutrition. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx however, because of your ibs your diet may need to be modified to be low in fodmaps- see comment:. ...Read more

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Will drinking water help you to lose weight?

Will drinking water help you to lose weight?

Yes - helps: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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