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Does Hydration Station Help You Lose Weight
How much water should I be drinking now that I'm working out more often? I have started a new exercise regime in order to lose weight. Is the standard 8 glasses of water a day sufficient or should I be hydrating more? Should I be drinking something other
Good hydration: Yes, a good rule of thumb is eight 8 oz glasses of h2o daily. But increase intake if high level of perspiration, hot climate, length of exercise. Weighing yourself prior to your exercise, then afterwards gives you an idea of how much water weight you've lost, which you should try to match with fluids. Adding some electrolytes to your water can help with "salt" loss. ...Read more
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
To keep track: Journaling helps you keep track of your progress and can be a good tool. ...Read more
No: The effect on weight of laxatives is only an illusion. You soon gain the little weight lost as soon as your bowels are full again & you regain the body water lost. The best way to lose weight is diet and exercise. Try eliminating snacks or one meal a day or reduce meal portions by 1/4 - 1/3. Add aerobic exercises (30min - 1hr) 3-5 days a week and you will lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: This can be a very healthy lifestyle provided that you supplement -- you will run low on B12 quickly, and may lack usable vitamin a, vitamin d, calcium, iodine, zinc, and iron. There is no magic -- the stuff that vegans eat isn't the stuff that the rest of us gorge on, so they stay thin. The other alleged benefits are hard to demonstrate scientifically as vegans tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more
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 more
It's a side effect: It was not developed for weight loss. It's a side effect (or a few). Decreased appetite, nausea, unpleasant tastes, etc. So, they didn't study 'how' - I personally don't like using an anti-seizure, migraine prevention, anti-depressant drug for unrelated purposes - but I'm not a prescriber. Discuss the issue w/ your doctor. Best! ...Read more
Weight& Gluten Free: Less wheat products have helped with weight loss. There is some suggestion that gluten free diet helps. ...Read more
Maybe: Some studies have shown that green coffee bean extract (which contains very little caffeine) may help weight loss. However, only certain products are reliable. Find one that has ingredients with svetol or gca -- and contains at least 45% chlorogenic acid. This inhibits glucose formation in the liver. You don't want any fillers in your product. Dose is 400mg, 30 min before each meal. ...Read more
Diet Products: Nope. Notice not one physician recommended this product. It, like all of the products before it, will not lead to any real or lasting weight loss. If there were truly an effective weight loss product all of us would be advocating for it. ...Read more
Not really: The atkins diet tends to concentrate on proteins and fats. This can cause a person to be ketotic and build up of protein with overwhelming of the kidneys. It is my understanding that the extra water you drink will help the kidneys to filter the blood stream and keep you from damaging your kidneys, but I don't think the physical water contributes to the weight loss. Ask a nutritionist for more inf. ...Read more
Myths: It doesn't. That would be a false myth. ...Read more
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