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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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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 water weight can you lose overnight?

How much water weight can you lose overnight?

Not much: I have seen pregnant women with lots of swelling lose several pounds of water weight over night. ...Read more

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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

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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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How can dieting help to lose weight?

How can dieting help to lose weight?

Dieting = less cal: Dieting means that you are choosing to eat fewer calories than you burn. Our practice finds that the average 200 pound person burns about 2000 cal per day. So, if they eat only 1200 cal per day, then they are breaking down fat from their body. (3500 cal = 1 lb). So, an 800 cal defecit daily should allow for a one pound weight loss in 4 days. About 7 pounds per month. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you to lose weight?

Can laxatives help you to lose weight?

Laxatives: Using laxatives to loose weight does not work and is dangerous. Your body can become dependent on them and you may shift into an eating disorder. Please see your doctor and ask about a low carb higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how drinking water helps lose weight?

Can you tell me how drinking water helps lose weight?

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. ...Read more

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How can water help with weight loss?

How can  water help with weight loss?

By filling stomach: Which produces a feeling of being full; so one can reduce further intake of food. Drinking a glassful with a salad before the main course, and with discipline to not overeat, would result in weight reduction. Regular exercises greatly helps also. Keep doing regular checkups with your gp. ...Read more

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How is water supposed to help you lose weight?

How is water supposed to help you lose weight?

Water flushes : Metabolic waste from your system. Staying well hydrate allows your digestive system to work smoothly. Your body's cells work more effectively when hydrated properly. ...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 laxatives help you lose weight?

Can laxatives help you lose weight?

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

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How can exercise help you loose weight?

How can  exercise help you loose weight?

Several ways!: Exercise causes you to expend calories. If food intake is constant, you will run a caloric deficit. Also, apart from direct activity "burn, " your bodies metabolism will stay higher for several hours after activity, burning more calories at rest. If you put on muscle, your baseline metabolism will increase. Put these three together for the exercise weight loss recipe. ...Read more

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How does water help weight loss?

How does water help weight loss?

By filling stomach: Which produces a feeling of being full; so one can reduce further intake of food. Drinking a glassful with a salad before the main course, and with discipline to not overeat, would result in weight reduction. Regular exercises greatly helps also. Keep doing regular checkups with your gp. ...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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Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Metamucil body wt.: Not really, metamucil has no role as a weight loss agent.It is prescribed to make a bulk in the stool so you dont get constipation. ...Read more

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Can coffee help you lose weight?

Can coffee help you lose weight?

Possibly: Coffee is a stimulant because of the caffeine; and though it may help your metabolism along; it is not without risk...Stomach upset/ulceration primarily among them. Best to check in with your doctor about the best way for you to accomplish weight loss...Low fat diet/exercise is usually a good way to go. ...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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What does water do to help you lose weight?

What does water do to help you lose weight?

Water: Flushed metabolic wastes from your body. It keeps your kidneys and intestines working smoothly - so they can do their job. Cells work more effectively when sufficiently hydrated. ...Read more