WATER: How much is too much?

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  1. pantherxchic

    pantherxchic New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to LL (day 1 today). Very excited at the prospect of slimming down from a size 18 to my target size 12. I have spoken with many people who say the more water you drink, the more weight you will shed. How true is this? Will I continuously lose more if I drink more than my required 4 litres? Today I have drunk 6 litres and feel very bloated, although regular trips to the loo are helping! Is there such a thing as a certain amount being too much? :confused:

    What are peoples experiences with water? For those who drank more than four litres, what has yr weight loss been?

    This site is great, very inspirational, good luck everyone!
     
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  3. Isobel1965

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    Hi hun - there's definitely a limit on how much you can drink - it's about 10 litres BUT if you are shorter and with a smaller frame, it might be much less than this.

    I'm 5' 7" with a medium to large frame (goddammit! lol) and can happily drink up to 7 litres a day with no ill effects. I know that other people might get poorly on the same amounts, so I would say to deffo drink more than 4 and less than 7 and see how you get on.

    You really don't want to flush out your body salts, so don't go mad!

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  4. Isobel1965

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    Oh and yes - the more water you drink, the more weight you lose as a general rule. If one of my clients has a disappointing weightloss one week, it's usually because they haven't drunk enough water!

    Oh and WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to the site and to the start of your new life - it's very, very exciting!!!!!!!

    Look forward to hearing all about your journey!
     
  5. pantherxchic

    pantherxchic New Member

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    Thanks for this Isobel! Fingers (and legs!!) crossed eh?!!
     
  6. Isobel1965

    Isobel1965 Gold Member

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    Oh yes - weeing is good! Flush that fat out, girl! lol
     
  7. westhills

    westhills I STILL mean it!

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    Yes, you CAN drink too much water - look up "water intoxication" on Google. It is also important not to drink it too fast - no more than 1 litre per hour is the guideline I have read.
    During my weight loss, I drank between 4-5 litres per day.

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  8. magickmel

    magickmel Loves VLCD's !

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    Hi pantherxchic,

    I think you need to work out whats right for you as others say. But don't go too mad or you can flush out important things like pottasium. I drink at least 5 litres as if I only have 4 litres my LLC always says I am dehyrated. So I need more all the time ! Just about fit it in before bedtime !

    Good luck with LL. I am on week 9 now and am loving it. I can do this diet and I am never hungry. Hope its the same for you !
     
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