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How hard is this drinking water malarkey!!!!

S: 20st1lb C: 19st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 45.4 Loss: 0st8lb(2.85%)
God I feel so bloated :(

I don't drink very much normally so it's so strange to me. I have had 3 large glasses of water so far and I'm really starting to struggle

I don't start till tomorrow but wanted to start the water thing today. I have had to download an iPhone app just to remind me to drink
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I will do this!!!
i HATE water and the only intake i had was in tea and coffee. But now i drink the full 3lts and enjoy the water. I have the flavoured water because thats the only water i can drink.


Been liberated by Exante!
S: 17st0.0lb C: 10st10lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 25.7 Loss: 6st4lb(36.97%)
You just get used to it - it gets so its second nature, I don't even think about it.
Good luck


Full Member
S: 15st0lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 3st4lb(21.9%)
Once you are on the diet you'll probably feel a lot thirstier so the large water intake doesn't seem so bad.

I really enjoy the water now.

Ex-diet coke addict.

Good luck with Exante.
I am / was a coke junkie but now manage the water when I'm at home with sparkling water with lots of ice !! Not quite the same but mire manageable !!

Good luck xx
S: 18st3lb C: 16st4lb G: 13st7lb BMI: 34.7 Loss: 1st13lb(10.59%)
I drink loads of coffee (with skimmed milk) and that fills me up and I have small bottles of water so it's easier to cope with. I tried tesco flavoured water but found it really sweet.


Working on it
S: 18st6.0lb C: 18st6.0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 48.7 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I use an iPhone app called waterlogged x


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S: 15st9lb C: 13st7lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 27.1 Loss: 2st2lb(13.7%)
Funny, I have always hated plain water - always drank Pepsi Max, no hot drinks ever.

I'm now in my fourth week and in week two I switched to drinking Perfectly Clear flavoured water as I was struggling with the plain stuff. A week or so later and I am really finding the flavour is too much and I am drinking tap water again!!

Had some Dr Pepper/Coke zero in week one but it tastes like crap so I'm pretty much converted to plain water and it's now fine.



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S: 15st2lb C: 13st10lb G: 12st2lb BMI: 29.2 Loss: 1st6lb(9.43%)
water drinking will start to come easier. Don't force it through the firts few days - let your body build. You need it to transport the fat and keep hydrated + v good for skin which needs to shrink. I standardly drink 3-3.5l a day i reckon and many days it really doesn't feel difficult. Early on i tried to drink more in the morning to avoid night time peeing, now i just drink throughout day and keep a bottle by my bed to drink too

Your body gets used to it

Incidentally i see others drink coke and flavoured water. Do that if you need to but really your body prefers water without the added chemicals to detox - it's going through a massive detox programme as the fat melts away. So if you need to to keep sane then ok, otherwise best to stick to non sparkling water as much as possible
S: 20st1lb C: 19st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 45.4 Loss: 0st8lb(2.85%)
Thanks everyone

I am avoiding anything other than packs and plain water. At least for the first week

It has been getting easier, I drank 2 litres before 2pm yesterday, of course the weather helps

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Full Member
S: 19st13lb C: 19st13lb BMI: 40 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I can quite easily get through a 1.5ltr bottle at my desk during the day. I think the air-conditioning in the office helps as it tends to make my throat dry.


Gold Member
S: 14st11.5lb C: 13st10lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 31.9 Loss: 1st1.5lb(7.47%)
Lol, completely, I'm starting to count the tiles in the bathroom to keep me occupied!



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S: 18st3lb C: 16st4lb G: 13st7lb BMI: 34.7 Loss: 1st13lb(10.59%)
lol! Could be worse though - at least you are only in there counting them cos you're tinkling....and not trying to coax out a poop! xx


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S: 18st2lb C: 14st0lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 34.7 Loss: 4st2lb(22.83%)
Agreed - water out more annoying than water in at the moment. Surely I won't be going to the loo every 20 mins for the next few months???? Someone please reassure me that your body/bladder adjust...