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Just a quick question on water
Currently im drinking 3 litres - is this enough? As i can barely just manage what im on now!

This is like my countless attempt at coming back to LT.
But i have something great to look forward too in feb and i really want to lose two stone by then (abit optimistic) but still!

Mellum x
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Thats what i drink 3 litres, also make up my shakes with 1 pint of water. Maybe 1-2 cups of black tea. Good luck.XX
can i ask you ladies do you get used to drinking all this water???

I mean like does the bladder get stronger? Cos I know when i start LT i am going to be in the loo every 10 mins!
hi mellum 3 ltrs is great esecially as its cold at the mo i use extra water in my shakes and drink several lge black coffees you'll find that it will increase naturally as it gets warmer and regards the trips to the loo they will ease of as your body gets used to the water and the benfits will amaze you your skin will look really good and your kidneys will really appreciate the extra water

your doing really well

xx Sharron
i just about manage two litres a day! my water intake isnt all that good. i still need to go toilet all the time... but erm.. hehe you do get used to it... i just need to get used to drinking more water. then again i dont really count all my coffees and teas!.. hmmm good on ya for being able to drink 3!

yeah i wanna know what the big event is in feb too!!
i'm doing around 3 ltrs and some black tea and coffee and 3 shakes with at around 3/4 pint....getting up twice in the night tho....never had to do that before but i'm feeling like I have more energy already.
3 litres is the norm I think in this weather all I am going to try managing 4 by taking lukewarm water its just too cold otherwise.
"the more ya drink the more ya shrink" but be careful as drinking too much aint good either
Just be careful - follow the thread about the LL lady who drank too much in too short a period of time.
As long as you are taking in your fluids over the full day then 3 - 4 litres is fine. Remember how much water food contains and you can see why you need to drink so much.
Ah thanks for all the replys, think im going to alternate between two litres one day and 3 the next, this constant peeing is driving me insane.
My big event? hehe, well a very yummy guy waiting to take me out in feb (made him wait as i wanted to shed some bulge). Not really big..but im counting down the days hehe.
why do we have to drink so much waterrrr *:(* ive never peed so often in my life!!!!
ive got this from the cd section

Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat.

Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake will cause fat deposits to increase, while an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.

Here's why: the kidneys can't function properly without enough water. When they don't work to capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the liver. One of the liver's primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body. But if the liver has to
do some of the kidneys’ work, it can't operate at full throttle, so it metabolizes less fat. As a result, more fat remains stored in the body and weight loss comes to a stop.

Drinking enough water is the best treatment for fluid retention.
When the body gets less - water, it perceives it as a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every drop. Water is stored in extracellular spaces (outside the cells) and shows up as swollen feet, legs and hands.

Diuretics offer a temporary solution, at best. They force out stored water along with some essential nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and will replace the lost water at the first opportunity. Thus, the condition quickly returns.

The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body what it needs - plenty of water! Only then will stored water be released.

The overweight person needs more water than the thin one.

Larger individuals have larger metabolic loads. Since we know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it follows that the overweight person needs more water.

Water helps maintain proper muscle tone by giving muscles their natural ability to contract and by preventing dehydration.

It also helps to prevent the sagging of skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and leaves it clear, healthy and resilient.

Water helps the body get rid of waste.

During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of - all that metabolized fat must be shed. Again, adequate water helps flush out the waste.

Water can help relieve constipation.

When the body gets too little water, it siphons what it needs from internal sources. The colon is one of these primary sources. Result - constipation. But, when an individual drinks enough water, normal bowel function usually returns.

So far, we’ve discovered some remarkable truths about water and weight loss:

· The body will not function properly and can’t metabolize stored fat efficiently without enough water.
· Retained water shows up as excess weight.
· To get rid of water, you must drink more water.
· Drinking water is essential to weight loss.

How much water is enough?

On average, a person should drink eight 8-oz. glasses every day.

However, the overweight individual needs one additional glass for every 25 pounds of excess weight.

The amount you drink should also be increased if you exercise briskly or if the weather is hot and dry.

It is preferable to drink cold water, which is absorbed into the system more quickly than warm water.

Some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can actually help burn more calories.

My recommendation to clients is 4 litres for ladies and 6 litres for bigger guys.

When the body gets the water it needs to function optimally, its fluids are perfectly balanced and:
· Endocrine-gland function improves
· Fluid retention is alleviated
· More fat is used as fuel because the liver is free to metabolize stored fat
· Natural thirst returns
· There is a loss of hunger, almost overnight

When I did the diet I put my quick and large losses down to the water, I also put the fact I have NEVER been hungry since Day 7 on the water I am drinking. Don't underestimate how much it helps you!!!

If it means finishing the diet earlier and with less pain then get glugging!!

Don't think of it as water!! Think of it as a fat attacking liquid!!!!
why do we have to drink so much waterrrr *:(* ive never peed so often in my life!!!!
thats what worries me, i have the bladder the size of a peanut. How will I cope on LT...eeek! Though flushing out your system cant be a bad thing...i guess
okk okkk ill drink the evil stuff *grumbles* jk. it isnt that bad. just hate waking up at night cos then i cant go back to sleep. maybe i shud label my water bottle "fat burner" :D
your better on your water intake than I am!... whilst your home for hols lets get into a habit of drinking a glass of water every hour... ! thats reasonable! and think about it.. those glasses are like 500ml... so we'll drink lots! even if we drank a glass every 2 hours! ...
*remembers frequently bringing glasses of water up TWO FLIGHTS OF STAIRS n then the person NOTTT drinking it... oh and she also remembers carrying 2 one litre bottles of water home n then someone notttt using it... i wonder who it is...* :p
I DID!!! they are next to my bed and I get the kids to fill them up!... i must drink at least half.. ok quarter of the water you bring up :( i promise i will try a bit harder.. drank lots yesterday tho... was peeing all night :)


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Don't think of it as water!! Think of it as a fat attacking liquid!!!!

I can only manage 2L of water daily (plus black tea) but that tends to be OK. I think 2L per day is the minimum requirement.

Well, the thought of glugging 'fat attacking liquid' makes it more appealing!

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