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Approximately how much water do I need to drink to lose weight?

Approximately how much water do I need to drink to lose weight?

Proper diet&water: By drinking water you are not going to loose weight unless you eat proper diet low in calories and carbohygrates.Includes fruite, vegies, lean meat or fish, and 2to 2.5 litres of water. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Why do you have to drink sooo much water in order to lose weight?

Why do you have to drink sooo much water in order to lose weight?

Hydration is VIP: It takes more water to burn fat than it does to burn protein or carb. If your body is even slightly dehydrated you will derail fat burning and burn the other "fuels" instead. Most of us are slightly dehydrated anyway so it seem to take a lot of water - some to get you adequately hydrated and then more to burn fat. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much green tea do you need to drink to lose weight?

Could you tell me how much green tea do you need to drink to lose weight?

Not clearly: Established at this time. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggest extracts from green tea can act as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. ...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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How much should I run to lose weight daily?

How much should I run to lose weight daily?

That depends on your: Goals. It is roughly 100 calories per mile and 3, 500 calories per pound. ...Read more

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Help, how much calories should I have everyday to lose weight or maintain and not gain?

Depends: First, it depends on your size, your daily physical activity, and your weight. Second, not all calories are the same. Some calories are more highly absorbed by the body than others. Instead of worrying about calories try to eat only healthy foods as i did. I lost 25 pounds without counting a calorie by simply eliminating foods that don't promote health such as processed and fried foods.. ...Read more

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What can you drink to lose weight and stay strong?

What can you drink to lose weight and stay strong?

Water: Drink water. Do not drink soda or juice. If you are looking for some "miracle" weight loss and "fountain of youth" elixer you are fooling yourself. Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegetable oils, soy products, aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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How much calories do I need to consume to gain weight healthily?

How much calories do I need to consume to gain weight healthily?

Difficult to Say: We need to know more to advise you. Are you male or female? Current weight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Weight training? All of these & other factors come into play. Webmd and many other sites have calorie calculators that ask a variety of questions and can give a range for each day. Also note that the number will be an average per day. ...Read more

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How much physical activity do I need to do to lose weight faster?

How much physical activity do I need to do to lose weight faster?

Exercise: It takes a negative 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat. I.E. If you exercise each day and burn off 500 calories more that your baseline you will lose a pound a week without changing your intake. However your intake is overall much more important in the weight loss equation. ...Read more

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Please tell me honestly how much water i need to be drinking to lose weight?

Please tell me honestly how much water i need to be drinking to lose weight?

It isn't that simple: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water alone helps people lose wt, no drug company would spend money on making wt loss pills. So, drink plenty of water, cut down the sweet/alcohol drinks, reduce food intake/junk foods, and increase physical activities will help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much water to drink to lose weight safely?

How much water to drink to lose weight safely?

No calories: Water has no calories, therefore, it really has no long term significant affect on weight. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many liters of water is good to drink to loose weight?

At least 2: At least 2 liters or a half a gallon a day, however, to lose weight, you need to cut back on calories, portion sizes. You could drink a gallon of water a day and not lose weight if you overeat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight can you lose in about a week if you drink 8+ glasses of water daily?

Can you tell me how much weight can you lose in about a week if you drink 8+ glasses of water daily?

Wishful thinking: Drinking water alone won't help you lose wt, if you don't change other variables of your life--other foods/drinks and activities. If drinking water alone helps people lose wt, no drug company would spend money on making wt loss pills. So, drink plenty of water, cut down the sweet/alcohol drinks, reduce food intake/junk foods, and increase physical activities will help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much water do you have to drink to get water intoxication?

How much water do you have to drink to get water intoxication?

Water intoxication: This is a rare phenomena and can occur during excessive loss of fluids from vigorous exercise and then drinking large amounts of water without electrolyte replacement. It can also be a psychological problem called "pathological water drinker." the main point here is that electrolytes, esp. Sodium need to stay in balance. Excessive drinking of water over a longer period of time might cause this. ...Read more

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How much do I need to lose weight to live longer?

How much do I need to lose weight to live longer?

Unknown: There are other factors than your weight that play a role in your longevity. However, as far is your weight, keep your bmi (body mass index) within normal range of 18-23. It is based on your weight and height. ...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

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What to do if i wanna lose weight fast . What will i need to eat/drink & how much will i need to exercise ?

What to do if i wanna lose weight fast . What will i need to eat/drink & how much will i need to exercise ?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Talk to a dietitian/nutritionist for diet recommendations. ...Read more

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How much do you have to weigh for weight loss surgery?

How much do you have to weigh for weight loss surgery?

Depends: Body mass index(bmi) is typically referenced to determine if a patient is a candidate for surgery.Insurances require a min bmi of 35-40 with medical conditions or >40.If financing the procedure yourself, bmis as low as 30, especially if the patient has developed medical problems such as diabetes or htn.Some patients have even had a lap-band for bmis as low as 28 or 29. Surgery should be last resort. ...Read more

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How much water do you need to drink if you are on lithium carb? And is it possible to drink too much?

 How much water do you need to drink if you are on lithium carb? And is it possible to drink too much?

Moderation: First & foremost, you and your prescriber should discuss fluid management and diet at length. It's important to stay hydrated, eat a normal amount of salt in your diet, and avoid overheating and dehydration. You should also have regular lab tests while taking lithium. Lithium is unusual compared to most medications because it is processed by the kidneys, which control our fluid balance. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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