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Does Drinking Water Help You Burn Fat
Yes: Drinking ice cold water does burn calories however, the amount burned is approximately 70 calories if you drink 64 ounces of cold water a day. This is a significant amount over a period of time but you must exercise and watch what you eat to lose significant weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myths: It doesn't. That would be a false myth. ...Read more
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
Not from stomach: Specifically. There's no natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more
No: There is no substitute for dietary self discipline. ...Read more
None.: You don't burn any calories from it. It is important to keep hydrated, especially with water. You do not gain any calories by choosing water instead of something else. So if you choose water instead of a soda, you did not gain 120 calories. ...Read more
No Unless Stops Food: The only possibly valid issue for some is that stomach fullness (doesn't last long with water) might decrease the amount they eat. The controlling issue is the amount of food & what type, not calories per-se. Sugars/carbs most rapidly stored as fat, protein moderately so, natural fats the least stored as fat. Study "taubes why we get fat", "stossel debunking food myths", taubes, attia, lustig, etc. ...Read more
No: People will try to sell all sorts of stuff by claiming it BURNS FAT. Of course, the stuff doesn't work. Avoid putting those gimmicky products into your body, and save your money. Weight loss happens when a person eats FEWER calories than she needs. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Exercise burns fat, because fat is stored fuel... and muscles need fuel to work. ...Read more
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
In one sense, yes!: Good morning, that is a good question! it is possible to reduce gaining weight by drinking sufficient quantity of water. Research has shown that more often than not, we eat when we are really thirsty, and that drinking water may reduce excessive eating. This is applicable, especially if you are on the heavier than maintaining an ideal weight. This is not due to losing excessive water. ...Read more
Not directly...: Our bodies are made up of 66% water. It takes exercise or energy deprivation to burn off fat. You can't drink it away. What the water will do is keep you full, help with digestion and keep you well hydrated. There is no direct evidence of that. There is evidence that states drinking cold water helps you lose weight. Temp needs to be elevated....hence engery is used. ...Read more
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
Yes: yes drinking water fills your stomach so you fill full plus it is zero calories. It is helpful to have water to help detox the body and hydrates your cells making them work better But if you drink too much it can dilute your electrolytes out and cause you harm Drink enough I great for your body but do not over due it or you will have problems ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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