Water Intake

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  1. pete10141748

    pete10141748 Postaholic

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    I've put this here but I think the question can apply to those on CD/LT as well.


    So I know we are supposed to have 4 litres of water a day (right? I was told 8 pints?)

    how do you space it out? do you plan it i.e. half a pint every hour or so, or do you just drink it as and when and find it's enough?

    the reason I ask is that today (my first day) I found it hard to drink THAT much water as well as the 4 packs - between 6am and now (almost 8pm) I've only managed 3 litres, got to drink another 1 in the next hour or so before I start falling asleep.

    does it get easier to drink that amount?
    or is each day a case of "right, gotta get on a drink it", as there's no way I feel thirsty enough at all to warrant drinking that much natually.
     
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    My LLC keeps repeating "little and often" and "to thirst". I personally am still working on getting the water intake right!

    I think it's very much a trial and error thing.

    B x
     
  4. KD

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    Cambridge minimum water is just 4 pints, I thought LL had changed theirs to something similar:confused:

    Don't LL say something like drink what feels comfortable, rather than give an amount?

    Thought they did. Confused now (which is quite easy these days :D)
     
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    well both my LLC and the Handbook say 8pints/4 litres (cant remember which is says), and 2 friends of the family (my "aunt" and "uncle") who are now in the maintenance stage say they were drinking upward of 12 pints a day each, which to me is just :eek:

    then again, for the time my "uncle" was doing it, he lost 6lbs a week, steadily, and lost his 3stone in only half the alloted time!

    so maybe there is something to it!
     
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    u only have to drink 1.5-2 litres a day
     
  7. KD

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    Is it an up to date book? I know CD is 4 pints, and LL was 4 Litres, but I thought I'd seen a message on here about how it had changed.

    Will look for the message in a mo, but I've just looked on the LL site, and it says about drinking enough to be comfortable:confused:
     
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    hmm, well, I think I'll try and keep up the 4litres a day, at least until Friday's meeting, when I can ask the other guys what they do.

    I'm sure I can drink a lot more while I'm at work, I just sorta got forgetful about it today, I was so preoccupied with when to make my shakes, soups, etc. I overlooked the water a lot.
     
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    Oooh. All wrote together there and I was slowest:eek::D
     
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    I keep 4 x 1 ltr bottles filled with tap water in the fridge. I drink one before I leave for work, take two to work and have them on my desk and drink regularly then the last one I have when i get home.

    I cant drink it out of a glass for some strange reason but if I have it in bottles, I manage just fine. I make sure I have 4 ltrs sometimes 5 per day.
     
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    Try and have the 4 litres

    Hi Pete,
    Hope your 1st day went well. LL have reduced the recommended amount of water. When I started in eb it was 4 litres as well as the soups/shakes. Now it's reduced and to include the soups/shakes.
    However, when I did reduce the water the weight loss slowed down considerably.
    I always drink the full amount every day. You get used to it and it soon becomes habit.
    The water flavourings help too.
    Good luck.
     
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    Oh and dont forget, when you first start increasing the water intake you will be spending approximately 97% of your time going to the bathroom!!

    But this will get better. Just grin and bear it honey!

    B x
     
  13. Minxy Mummy

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    The more water you drink, the more you will lose - I truly believe this. My Mum did LL and drank 10 - 12 pints a day and lost 5 - 6lbs a week. I have done 10 pints a day for my first week and I have lost 15lb! I space mine out using time, 1st one at 7am, then 9am, then 11, then 12, then 1, then 3, then 5, then 7, then 8, then 9. If i drink past 9pm I have to get up in the night for a pee!! :rolleyes:
     
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    That's the logic I am trying to go with this week MM. To lose more weight, need to drink more water. It's about killing me. No matter how hard I try, can't get used to it! But I shall not give in. Oh no, I will not be beaten by water! I'm about 1 litre into the day. I have another litre on my desk.

    Joy!

    B x
     
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    I agree the more you drink the more you lose, the first week I lost 6lbs and stuck to the 4 liters the week 2 & 3 I still had good loses but I wasnt drinking the much. However this week I drunk the 4lts again and I lost 5lbs. I think you should try to get 4 in!
     
  16. Less Rotund One

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    I really do think the water is the critical success factor on these diets.

    Last week, I stuck to plan (I'm on W8 - same sort of thing), but didn't drink very much water at all - and lost just 1lb this week.

    Other than the water, there was not much difference in what packs I had and when I ate them - and the week before I lost 4lbs.

    We have to have to have between 3 and 4 litres a day. I tend to stick with 4. I have my first litre before 11am, the next before 2pm, the next before 5pm and the last by 8pm.

    Might try and increase to 5 litres see what happens to weight loss. :D

    You do get used to it - but its the needing to be near a loo at all times that's the biggest issue.

    LRO xx
     
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    The hardest thing is the fact that once you get the feeling of needing a wee - YOU HAVE TO GET TO A TOILET!! There is no holding it! It reminds me of when I was in the late stages of preganancy! :D:D:D
     
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    So true...................

    Why is it that on LL when a girl's got to go - a girl's got to go?
    Suddenly........how come?
    I've discovered loads of loos IMnever knew existed before LL!!
     
  19. pete10141748

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    The same happens to me now as well, once I need to go, I GOTTA GO!
    No holding it - I wonder why?

    Maybe your body knows that there is still a load more water being "processed" and is simply HAS to make room for it?
     
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