In the news - Woman dies from drinking too much water

Keeliewheeliebin

biker babe!
S: 19st1lb C: 11st12lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 26 Loss: 7st3lb(37.83%)

icemoose

The Diet Guy
Such a shame :-(

Little and often is much safer and I do remember on my Lighterlife induction the lady saying split the day into 4 segments and drink 1/4 in each of them!

M.
 

cah-ching

Gold Member
I saw the article on Yahoo last night (was too tired to post it).

What annoyed me about the article was the last line .. which said something along the lines of "the recommended daily allowance for a woman is 2.25 litres) which totally ignored the uniqueness of a VLCD.
 

Jim

Big Boy
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
I drink about 8 pints of water a day, have done ever since I started Atkins. It doesn't say how much she drank.

and Yes, poor woman.
 

Saddia

im gonna do it!
S: 12st13lb C: 12st8lb BMI: 33.3 Loss: 0st5lb(2.76%)
hey jim-it says she drank seven pints in under 2 hours. I dont think it was the quantity she drank, but the short time in what she drank it that killed her.
 

nexangelus

Carpe diem, baby!
S: 11st0lb C: 9st4lb BMI: 21.6 Loss: 1st10lb(15.58%)
Indeed it isn't the amout you drink, as the kidneys can recycle (or whatever it is called) 15 litres of water per day...that is what they are made to do...but it is the rate at which you consume the water...too fast and your cells have to get rid of the salts and then they swell (as they take up even more water because of the electrolyte/isotonic imbalance) and this causes tissue swelling which can be fatal if not caught in time (early signs of water toxicity in athletes for example can allow treatment with saline drip)
 

cah-ching

Gold Member
Such a shame :-(

Little and often is much safer and I do remember on my Lighterlife induction the lady saying split the day into 4 segments and drink 1/4 in each of them!

M.

Thant means one would only get 1 litre per day. I thought LighterLife recommend much more than that?
 

Keeliewheeliebin

biker babe!
S: 19st1lb C: 11st12lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 26 Loss: 7st3lb(37.83%)
i think he probably means that the day is split into 4 segments (and also the 4 litres of water) and 1 segment = 1 litre.
at least thats what i think he means!

Or, 4 bottles of water and so.... 1 bottle = 1/4.

ooh, now im confused! lol
 
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cah-ching

Gold Member
i think he probably means that the day is split into 4 segments (and also the 4 litres of water) and 1 segment = 1 litre.
at least thats what i think he means!

Or, 4 bottles of water and so.... 1 bottle = 1/4.

ooh, now im confused! lol


Confused? So am I :confused: :8855:
 

Keeliewheeliebin

biker babe!
S: 19st1lb C: 11st12lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 26 Loss: 7st3lb(37.83%)
oh dear, we're not gettin very far are we! :8855::beam: :giggle:
 

Treats

Silver Member
Oh another very sad story from someone who is desperate to loose weight.

I have never tried all these other diets ..like CD or LL what ever they are and I am sure they work for many... but how are they when it comes back to normal eating..

So sad for her family and children she has left behind.
 

nexangelus

Carpe diem, baby!
S: 11st0lb C: 9st4lb BMI: 21.6 Loss: 1st10lb(15.58%)
An aside, sorry folks just noticed something - Keeliewheeliebin, I love LP too...apart from their latest album which mostly sucks huge big toes...heh! Chester rawks my boat big time...
 

Keeliewheeliebin

biker babe!
S: 19st1lb C: 11st12lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 26 Loss: 7st3lb(37.83%)
Minutes to Midnight? i love that album! (its the album that got me through dad being ill and dying. it was a comfort, my escape and also uplifted me. But it IS very different from their other stuff so in know where you are coming from!) lol. went to see LP this year at Milton Keynes. they rocked big time!!!
 
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Jim

Big Boy
S: 25st0lb C: 13st1lb G: 13st1lb BMI: 24.1 Loss: 11st13lb(47.71%)
Saddia said:
ey jim-it says she drank seven pints in under 2 hours. I dont think it was the quantity she drank, but the short time in what she drank it that killed her.

That doesn't seem a lot to me really, still I suppose it depends on body mass and stuff.
 

cah-ching

Gold Member
Oh another very sad story from someone who is desperate to loose weight.

I have never tried all these other diets ..like CD or LL what ever they are and I am sure they work for many... but how are they when it comes back to normal eating..

So sad for her family and children she has left behind.

The same way it works for you when you finish your diet....... or else you'd just put the weight back on ...:rolleyes:
 

cah-ching

Gold Member
Saddia said:


That doesn't seem a lot to me really, still I suppose it depends on body mass and stuff.


7 pints is [give or take] 3.5 litres in under 2 hours, thats an awful lot. My opinion anyway.:eek:
 

AmandaJayne

Trainee Maintainer
Me mum was going on about this article the other night. "These funny diets are just dangerous and shouldn't be allowed". Aarrgh! No they are not, if you follow the guidelines properly.

It is a terrible shame for the woman and her family though.

AJ
 

cah-ching

Gold Member
Still love that pic AJ.
 

AmandaJayne

Trainee Maintainer
Still love that pic AJ.

I can't seem to send that copy anywhere and the original is on my computer which
I can't access at the moment because it is sick:(. I have borrowed my daughter's for the time being.

Are we all set for the New Year? Getting to grips with the food monster? Kicking it's A**E? Sticking it where the sun don't shine, etc?;)

AJ
 

Saddia

im gonna do it!
S: 12st13lb C: 12st8lb BMI: 33.3 Loss: 0st5lb(2.76%)
Its too much water to drink in that amount of time. spread out during the day shouldnt be a problem.
 




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