WATER WATER WATER!! DRINK WATER

Discussion in 'Very Low Calorie Diets' started by icemoose, 25 August 2006 Social URL.

  1. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Please please don't underestimate how important water is when losing weight on a VLCD. It is the lifeblood of the diet and is the difference between losing weight quickly and feeling good and losing it slowly and feeling lousy and tired.

    If your counsellor gave you 4 litres of liquid in a bottle every week and said drink this to get slim then you would do it but just because it is water some people don't drink it.

    You are doing the diet! You are no eating, spending the money and being super tough so please do the one thing that can help you finish quicker and also is free and DRINK THE WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mike

    (Only cos I saw 2 people last night who are losing so very slowly as they don't drink more than a litre a day)
     
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  3. chicken on a mission

    chicken on a mission Restarting to lose 4stone

    Diet:
    LighterLife then CD
    I agree with Mike although I don't have his wealth of experience :D

    I try to drink 6l's a day IN A CONSISTENT WAY and that's the key I feel :)
     
  4. Flopster

    Flopster Got a life thank you!

    Diet:
    Lighter Life
    I completely agree too, it is the one element of this diet that I really struggle with - mainly when I am at work because of meetings and being distracted although I try to make up for it in the evenings (which means I am up in the night needing trips to the loo).

    I actually think consistency is the key to the water as well, little and often!

    Having said all that I usually manage a minimum of four litres a day but strive for more - a lot more!

    I must also say that my skin is amazing since I started, I used to suffer from dry flaky skin but don't know - in fact I was thinking about that last night how glowing my skin looks compared to how it was a couple of months ago - especially on my legs.
     
  5. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Oh yes! Loads of other benefits.

    I used to put L'Occitane foot cream on my elbows before the diet as they were so cracked and used to bleed but they are super soft now!

    Also I find that people who drink water tend not to have problems with constipations, feeling lethargic and are generally just happier on the diet.

    And remember Water is for life and not just the diet ;-)
     
  6. Roch

    Roch Minimins gal x

    Start Weight:
    27st2lb
    Current Weight:
    25st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st0lb(7.37%)
    Diet:
    Low cal/low fat
    Mike u r so right,i have always had probs drinking alot of water as now i have serious water retention probs,so as it is my day 1 for me today i am now going to ger my first bottle of water,am going to aim at 3 ltrs today and each day build it up so i can eventually try and aim for 5 ltrs by the end of my first week,hopefully i will then be able to stop taking my water tabs x
     
  7. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    My advice on drinking water is to try and drink it at room temperature if you can as you can usually drink a lot more, also try and drink out of a glass tumbler as you can't drink as quickly out of a sports bottle or a normal bottle.

    Also remember you aren't drinking water because you like the taste, you aren't drinking because you are thirsty either, you are drinking it because it makes you lose weight quicker and makes you feel better so glug the H20 all the way to slimdom!!!
     
  8. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Oh and always start early and finish early.

    If you have a hiball tumbler (500mls) every hour and a half during the day then you will have had your 4 litres by 8pm and can then stop for the day.

    (I bore all my clients to death with how important water is!)
     
  9. Roch

    Roch Minimins gal x

    Start Weight:
    27st2lb
    Current Weight:
    25st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st0lb(7.37%)
    Diet:
    Low cal/low fat
    I am sure they r never bored mike !
     
  10. zareena

    zareena Silver Member

    Start Weight:
    9st12lb
    Current Weight:
    9st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    8st6lb
    Lost(%):
    0st9lb(6.52%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    Water is truly important..! I better get gluggling!!!:D
     
  11. Shadow

    Shadow Member

    I've noticed that I get very dizzy if I have less than 4 litres a day, does anyone know why?

    I've just had a look at my elbows and Mike, you are right, mine are all smooth too and I used to have to rub cream in to them!

    I'm also saving a fortune on make up as my skin is so good now that I don't need to use it!

    And the biggest advantage to the water is that I look visably younger as It seems to have plumped up all my skin cells. I used to pay £30 for ROC cream to do this job but water had done the job better for FREE!!! :D
     
  12. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    And remember that if you get spots in the first few weeks of the diet due to water it is merely the toxins getting flushed out of your skin and you will be left with lovely skin afterwards!
     
  13. kelly1977

    kelly1977 Back On CD.......

    Start Weight:
    15st7lb
    Current Weight:
    12st13lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    2st8lb(16.59%)
    Diet:
    Cambridge Diet
    Hi Mike, :)

    So how much water do you drink daily?

    I was drinking 4/5l at one time but my cdc said it was too much..

    But if I know it will speed my weightloss up I will drink more.
    Only thing is its the TOTM not that you need to know but I feel really bloated & drinking loads of water makes me feel worse.. :(
     
  14. icemoose

    icemoose The Diet Guy

    Diet:
    Don't diet anymore!
    Well official advice is a MINIMUM of 2.25 litres a day but I recommend that people have 4 litres but never more than 8 litres.

    I spoke to my GP and also a consultant here at the Hospital and they both said that over 12 litres was dangerous so I always say 8 litres to you never get anywhere near it.

    Hence my advice is 4 litres (which is actually the LighterLife minimum) is spot on! I still drink 4 litres a day even though I finished weight loss 6 months ago.

    M.
     
  15. chicken on a mission

    chicken on a mission Restarting to lose 4stone

    Diet:
    LighterLife then CD
    Right then guys, I want to see a photo gallery of soft elbows please :D
     
  16. Diva

    Diva Cambridge Diet Counsellor

    Extremely well said Mike!!! Water is most certainly the difference that makes the difference whether you are following a VLCD or not!!! :eek:

    The true elixir of life!! :)
     
  17. chicken on a mission

    chicken on a mission Restarting to lose 4stone

    Diet:
    LighterLife then CD
    I have always been a water drinker and never bothered with tea, coffee or soft drinks so I have never had a problem glugging the required water plus more and never wanted the flavourings although I do have a few glasses of them whilst at my LL meetings :)
     
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  19. Salsalass

    Salsalass Regular Member

    I'm sure everyone that reads this will be rubbing their elbows. Well I just did and they are lovely and smooth. I'm sure last time I rubbed them they were hard and horrible. I wonder if it will work on my heels lol

    Pam.
     
  20. Jelly belly

    Jelly belly Member

    Current Weight:
    14st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I'm trying with the water, and I'm hitting the 2 1/2 to 3 litre mark I think so I should be ok.
     
  21. bubbles

    bubbles Regular Member

    Diet:
    atkins
    i have always struggled so much with the water thing, i was never a water drinker so to go from nothing to 4 litres a day is hard. I too have a nightmare at work as im on the toilet every 10 minutes which doesnt go down well with my colleuges when the phone keeps ringing! and dont want to be up all night either. I will try much harder in future as if it really does help with the weight loss (which i know it does deep down!) ive got to do it!
     
  22. bakerfa

    bakerfa Silver Member

    Diet:
    LL then CD then WLR!
    Oh my God!

    Until Mike mentioned it I'd never realised - I have smooth elbows! They used to be really scratchy, he said it & I checked & mine are silky smooth now!

    God I love this diet!
     
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