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Old 02-27-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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Does water help?

I have often heard that consuming lot of water keeps one healthy, and also helps in fighting the obesity, but I don't know how? Does Anybody have any idea.

 
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Re: Does water help?

I drink lots of water, I think it makes you feel full, and flushes out toxins. Makes me feels better. I am less inclined to eat junk if I always have the water handy.

 
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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As contradictory as it sounds, drinking large amounts of water helps you flush excess water out of your body. It's easy to lose 1 or 2% of your body weight just by simply drinking tons of water for a couple of days.

Of course once you've flushed the excess water out, you'll have to start burning fat to keep dropping weight.

 
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I have often heard that consuming lot of water keeps one healthy, and also helps in fighting the obesity, but I don't know how? Does Anybody have any idea.
It depends on how much is a lot. It is possible to be completely hydrated and drink no water on it's own, drinking tea and coffee and eating fruits and vegetables. You should drink water if you feel thirsty. Too much water puts a strain on your kidneys and can deplete your body electrolytes. If you drink too much you can have water intoxication, it is called hyponatremia.
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It depends on how much is a lot. It is possible to be completely hydrated and drink no water on it's own, drinking tea and coffee and eating fruits and vegetables. You should drink water if you feel thirsty. Too much water puts a strain on your kidneys and can deplete your body electrolytes. If you drink too much you can have water intoxication, it is called hyponatremia.
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You have to drink a crazy amount of water to get water intoxication. Like so much water you start to feel sick because your stomach is too full of water.

 
Old 02-28-2012, 06:53 AM   #6
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OK the water thing. First off I have heart disease and never really retained water until the last year or two. I have read and learned the more you drink the less you retain and have found this to be true. I would find in hard to drink water in the winter (have passed out twice from dehydration) then just take a quart and drink it once a day. My legs swelled like crazy.
I have read 4 oz. or so at a time over the entire day so I started doing this a most of the swelling is gone, it did take about a month. When you drink lots only once in a while your body goes into dehydration mode and holds onto it. I have found this to be true with eating also. I was on a diet eating to few calories and over 6 months or so and after the initial loss loss nothing at all. I now eat whatever I want one day per week and now the weight is coming off. It was suggested by a few to up the calories and pig out once per week. Same thing my body thought it was starving.
Good luck there and drink plenty of water just not all at once.

 
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You have to drink a crazy amount of water to get water intoxication. Like so much water you start to feel sick because your stomach is too full of water.
Not neccesarily so. It can happen to babies if the food formula is not dense enough and they have to injest enough to satisfy themselves and the bulk is water. Also runners are at risk as increased water consumption will dilute their sodium levels even further. The first symptoms are confusion and or collapse.
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Not neccesarily so. It can happen to babies if the food formula is not dense enough and they have to injest enough to satisfy themselves and the bulk is water. Also runners are at risk as increased water consumption will dilute their sodium levels even further. The first symptoms are confusion and or collapse.
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I doubt the OP is a baby or marathon runner.

 
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