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I need to lose 40lbs, if I drink lots of water daily is it possible to lose weight?

I need to lose 40lbs, if I drink lots of water daily is it possible to lose weight?

Yes - but not just: by drinking more water. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Can I lose weight if I drink 3 litres of plain water and eat a lot without exercising?

Can I lose weight if I drink 3 litres of plain water and eat a lot without exercising?

No: Water alone will not cause weight loss. Try a 1200 cal balanced healthy diet and regular exercise to loose weight, You need to burn off 3500 more caories than you take in to loose weight. ...Read more

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Is it bad to just eat almonds, drink water and exercise for an hour? Will i lose weight?

Is it bad to just eat almonds, drink water  and exercise for an hour? Will i lose weight?

YES!!! DANGEROUS!!!: This would not only be bad, it would be VERY DANGEROUS, especially if you're pregnant! While almonds are healthy, they do not provide many essential nutrients; you'd become deficient in most B vitamins, Vitamins A, C & D, omega 3 fatty acids & essential amino acids. This would put your baby at GREAT RISK for developmental problems. Follow a healthy diet & worry about weight loss after delivery!!! ...Read more

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If i only drink water and zero calorie vitamin water for about a week, will that help me lose weight?

If i only drink water and zero calorie vitamin water for about a week, will that help me lose weight?

Unhealthy: That would be very unhealthy. Weight loss would be too rapid and the body would detoxify too quickly. It could make you ill. ...Read more

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If i start eating healthy and wearing a waist trimmer that makes you sweat more while exercising will i lose water weight and fat or water weight only?

If i start eating healthy and wearing a waist trimmer that makes you sweat more while exercising will i lose water weight and fat or water weight only?

Most waist trimmer: belts are made of a rubber substance (Neoprene) and promote sweating where applied.Yes, there is more sweating/loss of water, but the amount is small and does not contribute significantly to weight loss. Your healthy eating plan, especially if you have a modest calorie deficit each day, is much more likely to result in weight loss including fat, water, and hopefully not too much protein. Stay well ...Read more

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Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups for weight loss?

Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups  for weight loss?

Keep going: You are on the right path. Keep working on weight loss. I'd encourage any and all exercise, including push ups. Strength training results in increased muscle mass, which does help in burning fat. Weight loss does help improve obstructive sleep apnea and many other things like hypertension and diabetes. Way to go and keep it up! ...Read more

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If I'm trying to lose weight but I drink lots of water, won't I gain water weight?

Water intake weight: Water is the foundation of life, the major content of most organisms, and carries nutrients to your cells . Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, Drinking water does affect weight significantly enough to be seen on a scale immediately. Usually, in a 24 hour period, there is cycle through process of gaining water weight and losing water weight. Drinking lot of Soda and Beer can cause Weight ...Read more

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How much water should I consume daily in order to be healthy and loose weight?

How much water should I consume daily in order to be healthy and loose weight?

As dictated by Thirs: Let your thirst dictate it. You do not need to drink more than 3-4 glasses in a day unless you work in a hot and sweaty environment. In that case you will feel more thirsty. Excess of water drinking can create new problems that you do not need! ...Read more

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Can I lose weight if I consume only 1000 calories daily without any exercise?

Can I lose weight if I consume only 1000 calories daily without any exercise?

Not recommended: You may loose weight while increasing your body fat. Regular exercise, a diet emphasizing green vegetables, fruit, whole grains and some lean protein and healthy fats from nuts, olive or coconut oil etc while help maintain a healthy diet. Eliminate processed foods and corn syrup as much as possible. A sedentary lifestyle is not healthy and does not support longterm weight loss. ...Read more

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Should i be drinking water to help lose weight?

Should i be drinking water to help lose weight?

Absolutely: You need water to flush out the toxins released with burning of fat and drinking a glass of water before each meal with reduce the amount you feel like eating. ...Read more

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What amount of water do I have to drink to lose weight?

What amount of water do I have to drink to lose weight?

A minimum of 64: Ounces per day - more if exercising heavily, in a hot environment, using sauna etc. Combine hydration with healthy nutrition plan ; ^ physical activity for a significant change in weight. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ;. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight fast if i drink only water and exercise a lot?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight fast if i drink only water and exercise a lot?

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. ...Read more

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If I do not eat enough calories will i gain weight instead of lose it? I eat under 1000 a day

If I do not eat enough calories will i gain weight instead of lose it? I eat under 1000 a day

No: A healthy person cannot gain weight if she doesn't eat enough calories. However, if she eats poorly over a long time, and gets malnutrition or other bodily changes, there are some situations in which her body will hold on to excess water and appear to weigh more than expected, due to the water weight. ...Read more

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How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

How much water should I drink a day in order to lose weight? Can your body actually retain water from a lot of exercise causing weight gain?

Your body can: retain water and this can cause temporary weight gain and also wash out important electrolytes that allow your body to function properly. See your doc or a nutritionist for a diet that suits you. Many folks folks find low carb and higher protein helpful. Avoid low-fat diets. Good fat is essential. Peace and good health. Eggs are good, yolks and all. ...Read more

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Diabetic. I exercise and want to exercise more, i eat healthy but I am losing weight, what i be eating not to lose weight and not to incrse bs as wel?

Diabetic. I exercise and want to exercise more, i eat healthy but I am losing weight, what i be eating not to lose weight and not to incrse bs as wel?

Calories and Control: Weight loss can be a sign of poor control of diabetes, so if the sugars are not controlled your doctor needs to help with this (some diabetics may need insulin). You are burning more calories with exercise, so if the sugars are controlled and you are losing weight, you need more calories. You can get calories from fats, proteins, or carbs, and the first 2 effect your sugars less. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight with lemons-detox in 7 days.Just eat vegetables and drink water.Is this possible ? Cause i want to lose weight badly :(!

I want to lose weight with lemons-detox in 7 days.Just eat vegetables and drink water.Is this possible ? Cause i want to lose weight badly :(!

Not a great idea: Im a bigger fan of the south beach diet http://www.Southbeachdiet.Com/ and the slow carb diet http://fourhourworkweek.Com/2012/07/12/how-to-lose-100-pounds/ what you describe sounds like it might work in the short term, but won't get sustained, large amounts of weight off of you (more than 10 pounds). I have successfully used the sbd, and currently on the scd, with good results. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain? How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain?  How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

Forms of activity: The more inactive you are, the more likely you experience chronic pain and weight gain. The key is to find mild, intermittent forms of exercise that you can tolerate and carry on. For example, start with stretching and light weight bearing. Change body positions every few minutes. Take breaks but try walking/stationary bike/water exercise, and increase the duration weekly when tolerated. no snack ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more