Why so much water??

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  1. Needtolose3st

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    Hi everyone just curious as to why you're advised to drink so much water on thus diet? And if you don't drink enough what happens? I ask as I only had 1 litre yesterday and wondered what this would mean...

    Thanks xx
     
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    I think there's two reasons for it. Firstly, you're not getting much liquid from food, which you normally would be. Also, I think ketosis, uses more water to flush the ketones through.

    According to wikipedia - (about vlcds in general)
    'Adverse effects

    Studies have shown that in about one in four individuals following a VLCD for a few months, gallstones develop. However, these gallstones may be small enough to not cause discomfort, and often disappear when a normal eating pattern is resumed.[4][5][6] Gallstone formation is facilitated by the more concentrated bilefluid and reduced flow as a result of a VLCD. Another potential side effect is constipation (depending on the fiber content of the diet).[citation needed] Most VLCDs recommend drinking 5 litres of water a day to nullify this effect.[7] '
     
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    Ahh ok makes sense! Thank you very much for the info x
     
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    Omg it says 5 litres! I wouldn't have thought that many litres would be possible to down in a day.
    I'm only just getting three and thats a struggle.
     
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    I wouldn't worry 3 is plenty :)
     
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    Starlight - thankyou.
     
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    Indeed, Exante recommend 2-3, important to get above the 1 litre mark for sure!
     
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    I must say, I've no trouble getting the water down me! Have always been a thirsty person, and would easily drink 3-4 litres a day usually.

    Maybe I'm an odd one out!!!
     
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