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4 PINTS OR 4 LITRES???

Sheep

on the up lol
#2
no less then 4 pints yup :)
 

scazman

Full Member
S: 26st2lb C: 26st2lb G: 16st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#3
That's correct BUT (and it's a big but as you can see!) perceived wisdom dictates that the more water the better. If you read the many success stories from the long term LTers you will realise that drinking loadsa water is the key to our success. Drink as much as you can physically stomach!
 

scousemouse0151

soon to be minnie mouse
S: 11st0lb C: 10st4lb G: 9st12lb BMI: 25.5 Loss: 0st10lb(6.49%)
#4
more water for more weight loss, try for about 4ltr and you will see the scales going down a lot faster.
 
S: 11st4lb G: 8st4lb
#5
H2O

Hi,

I saved this post one time as I found the info to be very useful.

Personally I do struggle to get 4 litres into me on a consistent basis - I think it is a skill - but im working on it! ;)

JULZ
xox

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Why drink water on a VLCD ?
Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.

Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

Here's why: the kidneys can't function properly without enough water. When they don't work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver's primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But if the liver has to
do some of the kidneys’ work, it can't operate at full throttle, so it metabolizes less fat. As a result, more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss comes to a stop.

Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention.
When the body gets less - water, it perceives it as a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every drop. Water is stored in extracellular spaces (outside the cells) and shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands.

Diuretics offer a temporary solution, at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water at the first opportunity. Thus, the condition quickly returns.

The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs - plenty of water! Only then will stored water be released.

The overweight person needs more water than the thin one.

Larger individuals have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water.

Water helps maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration.

It also helps to prevent the sagging of skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient.

Water helps the body get rid of waste.

During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of - all that metabolized fat must be shed. Again, adequate water helps flush out the waste.

Water can help relieve constipation.

When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one of these primary sources. Result - constipation. But, when an individual drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns.

So far, we’ve discovered some remarkable truths about water and weight loss:

· The body will not function properly and can’t metabolize stored fat efficiently without enough water.
· Retained water shows up as excess weight.
· To get rid of water, you must drink more water.
· Drinking water is essential to weight loss.

How much water is enough?

On average, a person should drink eight 8-oz. glasses every day.

However, the overweight individual needs one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight.

The amount you drink should also be increased if you exercise briskly or if the weather is hot and dry.

It is preferable to drink cold water, which is absorbed into the system more quickly than warm water.

Some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can actually help burn more calories.

My recommendation to clients is 4 litres for ladies and 6 litres for bigger guys.

When the body gets the water it needs to function optimally, its fluids are perfectly balanced and:
· Endocrine-gland function improves
· Fluid retention is alleviated
· More fat is used as fuel because the liver is free to metabolize stored fat
· Natural thirst returns
· There is a loss of hunger, almost overnight

When I did the diet I put my quick and large losses down to the water, I also put the fact I have NEVER been hungry since Day 7 on the water I am drinking. Don't underestimate how much it helps you!!!

If it means finishing the diet earlier and with less pain then get glugging!!

Don't think of it as water!! Think of it as a fat attacking liquid!!!!
 

scazman

Full Member
S: 26st2lb C: 26st2lb G: 16st0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#6
A fantastic post Julz!

The only trouble I have is that I need a jimmy riddle between every lesson I teach!!! Fortunately I only have a 20 mins journey home from work so if I pee before leaving work I'm normally okay!!!
 

nictastic

Says it as it is!!!
C: 8st11lb G: 8st11lb
#7
A fantastic post Julz!

The only trouble I have is that I need a jimmy riddle between every lesson I teach!!! Fortunately I only have a 20 mins journey home from work so if I pee before leaving work I'm normally okay!!!
I would need one in those 20 mins ...cant go anywhere far away for the minute lol ...i am ruled by my bladder hahaha
 

rainbow brite

~Starsprinkled~
S: 15st1lb C: 12st6.6lb G: 8st10lb BMI: 30 Loss: 2st8.4lb(17.25%)
#8
I can completely sympathise with being a slave to the loo at the moment - just had to practically run through my building and down the stairs, fumbling with my keys and leapt onto the loo before I had an accident! Prolly TMI but hey! :D
 
#9
Thanx For The Great Info Julzie. Glad Im Not Alone Havin Trouble Goin Anywhere Out. Was In Town For An Hr The Other Day And Had To Go Every 15 Mins. All I Was Thinking Was Is There A Loo Near By . Lol
 
S: 18st9lb G: 9st0lb
#10
I was supervising a 2 1/2 hour exam and afterwards had to dash out to the loo quick smart!!! It didn't help that I got through 1litre during the exam!

It's been good actually. There is nothing you can do in exams except drink water so I get through a fair bit each time - at least a litre, even in a 1 hour exam.

x
 
S: 26st2.2lb C: 24st13lb G: 21st5lb BMI: 54.7 Loss: 1st3.2lb(4.7%)
#12
I'm 23 stone and I'd say I barely drink a pint of water a day :S i very rarely drink plain water my pint usually comes from 1-2 cups of coffee on occasion I have chugged a 2 litre bottle of coke but that's about it as far as my drinking goes. Thanks for the information it's opened my eyes.
 

sebs

Full Member
#14
i used to be a diet coke fiend!!!
since LT and loads of water i don't even miss it now and my skin looks fab!
only been on LT for 2wks yet i haven't looked this healthy for years!!:D
xx
 

Vickie_L

Silver Member
#16
I used to only drink diet coke so i'm finding it quite hard to get the water down. i have good and bad days. I should really force myself to drink more...
 
S: 18st9lb G: 9st0lb
#17
When I first started LT I found I just about managed to have my 2 litres of water a day but now I find I can knock back double that. I'm often thirsty for water even though I too was a big diet coke fan - washed down the chocolate real nice!!!!! Lol!

x
 

sebs

Full Member
#18
I used to only drink diet coke so i'm finding it quite hard to get the water down. i have good and bad days. I should really force myself to drink more...
i have sparkling water if i feel the need for a diet coke.
definitely helped me!!:D
 

sebs

Full Member
#20
oh never heard that.
well lost 10lbs in first wk so mustn't be too bad, think if you have mostly still water it should be ok.:D
good luck
x
 


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