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Can drinking water help you lose weight?

Can drinking water help you lose weight?

Yes!: Especially if drunk before and with a meal. It fills you, and you eat less. Also, there may be some truth that your body must boost metabolism, if you drink "cold, " water. This is controversial, but the first statement is not. However, we all should drink two quarts per day! and it will help a diet. This question is the easiest nutritional support advice i can give! ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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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Can drinking water help you loose weight?

Can drinking water help you loose weight?

Yes: If you drink a glass of water prior to every meal you will cut 75 calories off your daily intake. If you drink half your weight in ounces (if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces daily) you will increase your overall health and eat less high calorie meals. ...Read more

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How can drinking water help lose weight?

How can  drinking water help lose weight?

Has less calories: Drinking water may not help you burn more calories, but it avoids adding extra calories that have little nutritional value. By drinking water you allow your body to burn more of the calories you obtain from foods rather then having to "waste" the effort burning the calories obtained from soda, ice tea, or some other sweetened drink. So, you need to cut back on the sweetened drinks for it to work. ...Read more

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How much drinking water help you lose weight?

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! ...Read more

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How can drinking water make you lose weight?

How can drinking water make you lose weight?

Has less calories: Drinking water may not help you burn more calories, but it avoids adding extra calories that have little nutritional value. By drinking water you allow your body to burn more of the calories you obtain from foods rather then having to "waste" the effort burning the calories obtained from soda, ice tea, or some other sweetened drink. So, you need to cut back on the sweetened drinks for it to work. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of water really help you lose weight?

Fills your stomach: Does not help to lose weight unless you also reduce your food calorie intake &/or increase physical activity. Drinking 2 glasses of water before each meal helps to control your appetite & thus less food volume will be required to feel satiated. ...Read more

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Could drinking laxatives help you lose weight?

Could drinking laxatives help you lose weight?

Temporarily: Because you will loose lots of water weight. Long use is not recommended and could be dangerous. ...Read more

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Will drinking water help you lose weight? If so, why?

Will drinking water help you lose weight? If so, why?

No, I think it can.: No, i think it can help. Most people don't drink enough water, but water (a full glass), before each meal has been shown to help create a sense of fullness. Therefore people eat less. It has also been shown that drinking ice water before a meal helps delay gastric emptying, leaving you "full" longer. There is a cult diet that says your body burns more calories if you drink cold fluids. Not! ...Read more

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How can water help you lose weight quickly?

How can water help you lose weight quickly?

Fills & Chills!: Drink a glass of cold water before eating. This will provide some satiation, and the cool water will decrease (short term) motility of your stomach. Make sure you drink another glass while you eat. Scientific studies have shown this helps with modest, but steady (not rapid) weight loss. Good diet maneuver! ...Read more

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Might consuming water help me lose weight and tone?

Might consuming water help me lose weight and tone?

No: By itself , changing water intake will not change weight. Water has no nutritional value except to keep cells hydrated properly. If you drink too much water rapidly you can actualy get water intoxication which has an adverse effect on the brain, and can cause seizures. ...Read more

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Does drinking water help you lose weight at first?

Does drinking water help you lose weight at first?

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. ...Read more

Drinking Water (Definition)

Drinking water has been processed to remove impurities and contaminants, and is ...Read more