Dismiss Notice
Welcome to MiniMins! Be sure to check out our complete listing of diets on the front page including Slimming World, Exante, Weight Watchers, Cambridge Weight Plan, Herbalife, and hundreds more.

The water thing

Discussion in 'Cambridge Weight Plan' started by Guru, 23 July 2009 Social URL.

  1. Guru

    Guru Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    38
    Start Weight:
    22st10.5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st1.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st9lb(16.01%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Can someone please explain the science behind why you lose more weight on CD if you drink more water?

    Surely just eating less calories and doing more exercise is why you lose fat?

    But everyone swears the water in take makes a big difference and I just wondered why.

    (I am a good girl and drink 3 - 4 litres a day so I am not trying to find an excuse to stop, just wondered)
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. emmapetty

    emmapetty Going for Goal!

    Posts:
    1,827
    Likes Received:
    68
    Goal Weight:
    13st0lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge diet
    Food contains water, and because we are not consuming any food it is essential we drink in order to compensate the water we have lost from foods. It stops us from getting dehydrated and keeps us in ketosis.

    I'm sure a CDC will explain it far better than me though!

    Hugs x x x
     
  4. lottie***

    lottie*** Full Member

    Posts:
    264
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    cambridge
    Hi Guru,

    there are loads of reason to this, the usuals like helping you to feel full but one thing i found was this:

    Part of the reason that drinking cold water helps you lose weight is because it lowers your body temperature slightly, which means your heart needs to work extra hard to maintain the ideal body temperature of 98.6 F, buring calories in the process.

    And i like this because iam always freezing after drinking some water, i can always feel the drop in temperature so at least i know at that point im officially burning more calories! whoop whoop!

    x
     
  5. Guru

    Guru Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    38
    Start Weight:
    22st10.5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st1.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st9lb(16.01%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Ooo does that mean we'll lose more weight in the winter than the summer as it's colder?
     
  6. Qwetypi

    Qwetypi Full Member

    Posts:
    112
    Likes Received:
    2
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    I think it's something to do with ketones being expelled when you wee. So if you drink more water you're pushing more out? That's just my own reasoning.
     
  7. emmapetty

    emmapetty Going for Goal!

    Posts:
    1,827
    Likes Received:
    68
    Goal Weight:
    13st0lb
    Diet:
    Cambridge diet
    Hmmm...I doubt it, i think it's a myth tbh.
     
  8. lottie***

    lottie*** Full Member

    Posts:
    264
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    15st0lb
    Current Weight:
    15st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    cambridge
    ohh yeah i didnt think of that! if the theory of buring more calories is right then that must be the case??! lol!!! i cant help laughing at you toilet situation ans the sea! You will have to go out! dont hold out too long else you will start getting uncomfortable..x
     
  9. Qwetypi

    Qwetypi Full Member

    Posts:
    112
    Likes Received:
    2
    Diet:
    Cambridge
    Oh, from the CD website;

    There are several reasons. A good rule of thumb for good health is to drink 4pt (2.25 ltr) of fluid a day whether trying to lose weight or not. If the Cambridge Diet is used as the ‘Sole Source’ of nutrition, this is the minimum for good Health. The reasons for this include:
    A very low calorie diet (VLCD) like Cambridge produces a natural water loss and this must be replaced.
    Food is largely composed of water, just like our bodies. On the ‘’Sole Source’’ programme it is necessary to compensate for the fluid that would otherwise have been taken in through food. It is important to keep the body’s fluid levels topped up to prevent the unpleasant symptoms of dehydration – headache, dizziness, fatigue, irritability and constipation.
    The Cambridge Diet offers balanced nutrition but in a very concentrated form.
    It is therefore ideal to have 250ml (half pint) of water before each diet product to dilute the concentration of minerals and to help prevent any possible feeling of nausea.
    Extra fluid enables the body to get rid of the waste products associated with the breakdown of fats resulting from weight loss.
     
  10. LizS

    LizS Shut up Ethel

    Posts:
    502
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    14st13lb
    Current Weight:
    12st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st13lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(15.31%)
    Diet:
    CD SS
    There's also complicated things involving the liver and the Krebs cycle. I am sure I've seen it somewhere on this site, will try and find it.
     
  11. LizS

    LizS Shut up Ethel

    Posts:
    502
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    14st13lb
    Current Weight:
    12st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st13lb
    Lost(%):
    2st4lb(15.31%)
    Diet:
    CD SS
  12. Guru

    Guru Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    38
    Start Weight:
    22st10.5lb
    Current Weight:
    19st1.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st9lb(16.01%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Great - thanks girls!
     
  13. KD

    KD Gone fishing

    Posts:
    17,711
    Likes Received:
    757
    Diet:
    Was Cambridge, now maintaining
    Extra water is taken for the health benefits (ketogenic diets are dehyrating), rather than the weight loss aspect which is basically a myth.

    Please read here

    Cambridge Diet: Consumer FAQs: Using The Diet: Why must I drink so much?

    Also please note that though the required amount can help remove waste products associated with the breakdown of fats. it doesn't mean twice as much will mean you lose more weight. Just why you need to make sure you have no less than 2.25L (extra for tetras and bars)
     
  14. JustJen84

    JustJen84 Full Member

    Posts:
    112
    Likes Received:
    4
    Start Weight:
    14st13lb
    Current Weight:
    11st11lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    3st2lb(21.05%)
    Diet:
    WW
    cd own the water companies and are hoping were all on meters :D
     
  15. Bad Jar

    Bad Jar Every ounce is bounce

    Posts:
    708
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.88%)
    Diet:
    Neris & India's Idiot-Proof Diet
    Water also helps suppress the appetite as well as flushing your system. Plus, if you dont drink enough your body hangs on to it, thinking you're dehydrated. This can affect your weight loss, so its best to keep drinking to avoid 'water weight'
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...