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  1. sugar_snap123

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    What is the importance of it???

    the more you drink the more you lose?? is that a fair statement??

    yesterday i literally drank 2 pints and thats it.
    Finding it hard to drink enough.

    Looking for the main reason why we are supposed to drink so much?

    any help please :D

    xx
     
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    "The more you drink, the quicker you shrink" hehehe
     
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    is that true though???

    because last week i literally drank so much water..

    this week so far... not alot at all. is that why last week i lose 5 pounds? and so far with 2 days left of this week ive only lost 2??

    mehh. im going to get a pint of water lol
    x
     
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    sometimes i can drink n drink and other i find it hard today i have had 4 ltrs lol
     
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    lol wish i could say that.
    well done.

    whats the science behind "the more you drink the quicker you shrink" ??

    im curious!
    x
     
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    "
    People use the term all the time, but ask them what it means and you’ll get all kinds of answers. Merriam Webster defines it as, “The process by which a substance is handled in the body.” A little vague, but that’s really all it means.
    There are many forms of metabolism going on in your body right now, but the one everyone is talking about it the metabolism of fat. This is actually something that the liver does when it converts stored fat to energy. The liver has other functions, but this is one of its main jobs. Unfortunately, another of the liver’s duties is to pick up the slack for the kidneys, which need plenty of water to work properly. If the kidneys are water-deprived, the liver has to do their work along with its own, lowering its total productivity. It then can’t metabolize fat as quickly or efficiently as it could when the kidneys were pulling their own weight. If you allow this to happen, not only are you being unfair to your liver, but you’re also setting yourself up to store fat.

    “I’ve tried drinking more water and I couldn’t stand it!”

    The problem is that, though many decide to increase their water intake, very few stick with it. It’s understandable. During the first few days of drinking more water than your body is accustomed to, you’re running to the bathroom constantly. This can be very discouraging, and it can certainly interfere with an otherwise normal day at work. It seems that the water is coming out just as fast as it’s going in, and many people decide that their new hydration habit is fruitless.
    Do take heed , though. What is really happening is that your body is flushing itself of the water it has been storing throughout all those years of “survival mode”. It takes a while, but this is a beautiful thing happening to you. As you continue to give your body all the water it could ask for, it gets rid of what it doesn’t need. It gets rid of the water it was holding onto in your ankles and your hips and thighs, maybe even around your belly. You are excreting much more than you realize. Your body figures it doesn’t need to save these stores anymore; it’s trusting that the water will keep coming, and if it does, eventually, the flushing (of both the body and the potty) will cease, allowing the human to return to a normal life.
    It’s true. This is called the “breakthrough point.” One recent finding, as irresponsible as it may be, that caffeine increases the body’s fat-burning potential has many people loading up on coffee before going to the gym. This finding may hold some degree of truth in it, but caffeine is, in essence, a diuretic, and diuretics dehydrate. Caffeine may increase the heart rate, causing a few more calories to be burned, but this is at the expense of the muscles, which need water to function properly. This isn’t doing your heart any favours, either. It’s already working hard enough during your workout. Never mix caffeine and exercise. In fact, your best bet is to stay away from caffeine all together. It’s a big bully that pushes your friend water out of your system.
    Water – The Best Beauty Treatment!
    You’ve heard this since high school, and it’s true. Water will do wonders for your looks! It flushes out impurities in your skin, leaving you with a clear, glowing complexion. It also makes your skin look younger. Skin that is becoming saggy, either due to aging or weight loss, plumps up very nicely when the skin cells are hydrated.
    In addition, it improves muscle tone. You can lift weights until you’re blue in the face, but if your muscles are suffering from a drought, you won’t notice a pleasant difference in your appearance. Muscles that have all the water they need contract more easily, making your workout more effective, and you’ll look much nicer than if you had flabby muscles under sagging skin.
    “Eight glasses a day? Seriously?!”
    It’s really not that much. Eight 250ml glasses amount to about two litres of water. This is okay for the average person, but if you’re overweight, you should drink another eight ounces for every 25 pounds of excess weight you carry. You should also up this if you live in a hot climate or exercise very intensely. This water consumption should be spread out throughout the day. It’s not healthy at all to drink too much water at one time. Try to pick three or four times a day when you can have a big glass of water, and then sip in between. Don’t let yourself get thirsty. If you feel thirsty, you’re already becoming dehydrated.
    Don’t like the taste of water?
    Drinking other fluids will certainly help hydrate your body, but the extra calories, sugar, additives and whatever else aren’t what you need. Try a slice of lemon or lime in the glass, or if you really think you hate water, try a flavoured water. Just make sure you read the labels.
    Remember that you’re going to be consuming a lot of this fluid. It’s probably a good idea to stop drinking water a good three hours before you go to bed. You know why.
    “How cold should it be?”
    This is debatable. Most experts lean toward cold water, because the stomach absorbs it more quickly. There is also some evidence that cold water might enhance fat burning. On the other hand, warmer water is easier to drink in large quantities, and you might drink more of it without even realizing it. Do whatever suits you, here. Just drink it!
    When you drink all the water you need, you will very quickly notice a decrease in your appetite, possibly even on the first day! If you’re serious about becoming leaner and healthier, drinking water is an absolute must."

    Hope This Helps?
     
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    Hi Kirsty - that's an interesting quote - can you give me the source, so I can have a look at the whole thing? Thank you!
     
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    Very informative, Kirsty. Thanks :)
     
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    Hi SweetPea! I think that's right.....

    You need between 2.25 and 4 litres a day on CD Sole Source, depending on how tall and how heavy you are, how hot the day is, and how energetic you are....

    There are lots of threads on here - in fact, it's a constant topic of discussion:D, so have a look in the stickies and elsewhere for all the gen.

    Good luck!
     
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    i too struggle with my water consumption. have now decided before i have a shake or a coffee, i have to have a pint of water. thats 3 before shakes a day and at least 5 before coffees. and try to have a couple of extras too.have no trouble drinking water when i am out, and happily do 5 pints ish on a night out, but not keen when i'm at home.
    i'll never be one who downs 4 or 5 litres, certainly not on a daily basis.
     
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    lesly, i know im always picking your brain, but it says in the book coffee does count as part of the intake?????
     
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    try the flavours. they certainly help me drink the quota
     
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    I used to hate drinking water but after a while i adjusted.. but i do find it easier drinking it out of a bottle rather than a glass.
     
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    and me....weird isnt it.....do you think its coz you know how much is in the bottle??? i have the buxton water bottle it holds a litre...so i know i have to drink 2 half of those at least but i always have 3......
     
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    Im not to sure.. I find it just tastes better out of a bottle, weird as it sounds.
    Ive only got a smal H2go 425ml bottle. I should invest in a bigger one :D
     
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    i bought 3 and refil then every morning from th filter jug....add my flavours and get gulping!!! albeit ist bed time now i am thirsty so gonna fill up half a bottle and neck it....no doubt ill regret it by getting up all night for the loo or wet the bed one of the 2!!
     
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