Water--Loose weight?


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            As I mentioned several times in my blogs, water can really helps us a lot. In nowadays society, keeping slim becomes a hot topic, what if I tell you that without pills and diet, water can help us lose weight?

             A new study suggests that an effective weight-loss aid is available straight from your kitchen sink. Drinking two 8-ounce glasses of water before breakfast, lunch, and dinner while also cutting back on portions may help you lose weight and keep it off for at least a year, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, in Boston. Brenda Davy, Ph.D., the lead author of the study, also claims that as part of a prudent, low-calorie weight-loss diet, adding water may help with weight-loss success.

            According to the health.com, drinking water is a wet way to lose weight.  It seem s a conventional wisdom that drinking water can help us succeed in losing weight. However, little research has been done to prove this. Though small, Davy's study is the first randomized controlled trial to examine the benefits of "preloading" with water before meals.glass of water.jpg(image from Google)

            The study included 48 overweight or obese men and women between the ages of 55 and 75 who were on a low-calorie diet (1,200 calories per day for women and 1,500 calories per day for men). Half of the people were instructed to drink 16 ounces of water -- the amount in a small bottle of spring water -- before meals. After three months, the participants who drank water had lost an average of about 15.5 pounds, compared with just 11 pounds in the control group, according to the study, the first results of which were published earlier this year in the journal Obesity.

            In Davy's study, it is easy to observe that drinking water do plays a role in helping people losing weight, and the more water was drunk the more weight you lost.

            However, someone hold different opinions to it. An article called "Drinking Too Much Water: Bad for Your Health?",says that it's not certain that water really helps you lose weight: Stanley Goldfarb, who's also quoted in the British Medical Journal article, says it's obviously better to drink water than soda, but that there's no evidence that drinking water before meals will suppress the appetite, that will help you lose weight.

            What's more, when I was doing the search about water on the Internet. Dr. McCartney's article in the British Medical Journal really help me a lot in treating water's function critically. Doctor says drinking when you're not thirsty can actually lower your concentration. There are other negative health effects of water. Bottled water often contains disinfectant chemicals that can be bad for you. Drinking too much water can damage the kidneys, and it can sometimes even lead to hyponatremia, a condition in which the electrolytes in the body become imbalanced and the brain swells.

            So, to be a critical person, will you drink much more water to help you loose weight?

 here is also an article about: Drinking Water Increases Fat Oxidation

if u'd like to read:

http://www.getprograde.com/how-to-lose-weight-faster-with-water.html


Source from:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/expert.q.a/04/10/water.losing.weight.jampolis/index.html

http://www.weight-loss-plans-4-you.com/drinking-water-to-lose-weight.html

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-10-24-water-diet_x.htm

http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20040105/drinking-water-may-speed-weight-loss

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/food-and-nutrition/drinking-too-much-water-bad-your-health

 

           

 

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This article caught my eye for one reason: I hate drinking water. I know it sounds weird, I get it all the time. But it's true. I don't drink soda or anything carbonated, but I don't really drink water either. Any time I'm really thirsty, I need a Gatorade or juice or iced tea. It's so unhealthy for me and I know it. I know that these drinks have a lot of sugar an negative effects, it was only too easy to find an article like this one (http://www.livestrong.com/article/485761-negative-effects-of-gatorade/) to show me all the negative effects. However, though I obviously knew that water was better for me I never realized just how much better. Like a lot of college kids, I could use an easy way to lose weight. I definitely should make a conscious effort to drink more water because I know it would help me not only with my weight, but also in so many other aspects in life.

As the person commented above, I too don’t like drinking water either. I really can’t stomach it but I have tried this semester to start drinking more water. The water that I have come to find as the best tasting is Dasani. I also don’t drink soda either and that is my way of trying to balance my non- water consumption, even though I know nothing can substitute water. For my New Year’s resolution I am going to try to drink one water bottle a day. I know that water also clears up your skin. Another question is whether adding powder to water takes away its benefits. I have tried that to add more flavors so I could then drink more water. I think this might actually be a good blog post, to see just how much adding flavor to water takes away waters purpose.

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