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post #1 of 15
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heyy all you trying to lose weight listen to this...The trick is water..........
I have weiged the same amount forever....Untill about two months ago i started drinking nothing but water...And i have actually started sheding those extra pounds..I am amazed...I was a soda junkie..But after 2 months i have no desire to go back.......I love water now...and its sooo good for your whole body..Your skin, your kidneys, your digestive system...everything.........
I know what your saying..you cant give up the pepsi, gingerale, and so forth...I was the same way...But take my word for it...It really does work!!!!!!
post #2 of 15
Oh you bet! I love water now, and the days I drink more than a minimum of 64 oz., I feel my best.

Soda, even sugar-free - because it tastes sweet, causes an insulin release and that can help pack the pounds on.

Good for you for getting into this good habit, and getting off the soda!
post #3 of 15
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thanx.....
post #4 of 15
water the most overlooked diet beverage on the planet. It also gives you energy and helps your metabolism.
post #5 of 15
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im kinda wierd about it...I can only drink spring water...and i can actually now tell the difference between different bottles of water...I got the supermarket brand water for nearly a month...and one day john picked me up a name brand and without looking at the lable i could tell the difference...how funny is that
also i have to drik it at room temp...i know thats wierd...but i cant drink water thats real cold...i am sure that will change in the summer...lol
post #6 of 15
Apparently people should ideally drink at least 2L (8 pints in real money) of water per day - it is fantastic for your skin, kidneys, liver - pretty much everything. It flushes your system entirely and not only that, but you burn calories if it's chilled. Because water has 0 calories, if it's chilled, you burn calories heating it up (not many, but it happens) The only thing you have to watch for is water retention. I've a real problem with it at the moment and that tends to make you look like you weigh more than you do. It's easily sorted out though I drink 2 litres of water a day now and that combined with my benzoyl peroxide has near as completely cured my acne. I'd tried drining water in vast quantities before to sort it out, but it seems my skin just needed that extra little boost. Great stuff water eh? I have to admit, I could do with getting rid of a few extra pounds - not many... but certainly I wobble in more places than I care to! Perhaps I'll be joining you all on the weight loss scheme
post #7 of 15
Good for you!

I just took a Metabolic Connection to Obesity workshop last Friday as part of my mandatory continuing education for fitness instructors. Let me tell you, I heard more about water and sugars in a 7 hour period than I care to recall!
post #8 of 15
I gave up Mt. Dew after years and switched to water.. If I drink soda-pop now its a rarity. Although the pounds did not 'drop off' I think I have lost a little weight. But I am also not an extreamly active person either.. cold water though is great so I will have to drink more to warm it up and burn more fat. Although I am not so picky as to care where it comes from, as long as its bottled its ok.. I usually drink Wegmans Spring Water by the case.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
Soda, even sugar-free - because it tastes sweet, causes an insulin release and that can help pack the pounds on.
Actually, that's not true. Normally when you have sugar in your bloodstream, that tells your body to release insulin. The insulin tells your cells to use the sugar (or at least as much as they need). If you have more sugar than the cells need, the sugar is stored for later use. A certain amount of it is stored as glycogen, but if you have a lot, it'll be stored as fat. So, if insulin weren't release, that's when you'd be packing on the pounds (aside with other problems).

Diet soda is sweetened with aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener. It will not cause you to gain weight, but you'll want to limit your soda intake anyway...there aren't really any nutrients in there and if that's all you're drinking, well....not so good for you (I should heed my own advice.....but I'm also a soda junkie). I know that people think aspartame causes cancer, but the studies indicating that have been taken somewhat out of context. To be at risk you'd have to be drinking like a minimum of a full case of diet soda a day, every day, which you probably aren't. Besides, there are potentially carcinogenic compounds in like everything....but most have anti-carcinogenic compounds too...it's like a cost-benefit analysis thing.

Hope that helps and didn't make your brain explode with boring info lol.
post #10 of 15
speaking of bubbly water....Costco sells cases of my favorite - San Pellegrino, under $1 a bottle, and I love this stuff in hot weather especially! Somehow the bubbles make me feel like I"m having a soda (not that I was ever a big soda fan, fortunately I was not. DH is another mater...major soda fiend...cases of Jolt cola per week when I married him. He now drinks unsweeted lemon/lime seltzer water or any of the other unsweetened but fruit essence flavored seltzers).
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
speaking of bubbly water....Costco sells cases of my favorite - San Pellegrino, under $1 a bottle, and I love this stuff in hot weather especially! Somehow the bubbles make me feel like I"m having a soda (not that I was ever a big soda fan, fortunately I was not. DH is another mater...major soda fiend...cases of Jolt cola per week when I married him. He now drinks unsweeted lemon/lime seltzer water or any of the other unsweetened but fruit essence flavored seltzers).
Jolt!! Good god he must have been bouncing off of the ceiling!!!!
post #12 of 15
Also, drinking sweet drinks actually makes you more thirsty, while water truly quenches your thirst. I don't know the science behind that, but if all you drink is sweet drinks it's a vicious circle. (Trying to convince hubby of this is as effective as talking to a wall. He's another soda junkie, and if it isn't soda then it had better at least have flavor and be sweet!)
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
Jolt!! Good god he must have been bouncing off of the ceiling!!!!
You would think so! But I don't think I've ever seen him bouncing off the ceiling, he's pretty cool. The jolt drinking was back in his tech support/then computer programmer days.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix
You would think so! But I don't think I've ever seen him bouncing off the ceiling, he's pretty cool. The jolt drinking was back in his tech support/then computer programmer days.
Perhaps he had built up a tolerance to it if he'd been drinking it for a while? I think I'd pass out from drinking something like Jolt.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Also, drinking sweet drinks actually makes you more thirsty, while water truly quenches your thirst. I don't know the science behind that, but if all you drink is sweet drinks it's a vicious circle. (Trying to convince hubby of this is as effective as talking to a wall. He's another soda junkie, and if it isn't soda then it had better at least have flavor and be sweet!)
Oh I can totally sympathise with you!!!!! I am a water junkie and Jake keeps saying he needs to lose weight but he keeps buying bottles of coke and it drives me up the wall - I have told him all the science behind drinking water and weight loss. Nope, he doesn't want to hear a thing about it. He HAS to have his coke. I hate coke. I hate soda, which is a blessing! But I still have my daily cawfee and my green tea.

I did read somewhere that people need to drink 8 oz every day plus another 8 oz for every 10lbs they want to lose. Believe me, I drink more than that and it helps the weight loss!
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