Yes and no for me. Water isn't some miracle drink that speeds your metabolism while keeping you full. However, for me, sometimes I want to snack, but I am not really hungry. So I drink some water and do something to distract myself. (Check a SP blog, or post, play a game, even do a few push ups or sit ups, or if I am at home, play with my daughter.) Then I get past it. So, that might not really help me lose, but it stops me from gaining, I suppose. Water does help me "stay in control" when I eat. I stay hydrated for that reason.
As the others said, not in and of itself. I find drinking water keeps me full and hydrated. It helps my skin, i feel better, and as DRAGONCHILDE said it is preservative and calorie free.
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I think it does help. When I am getting my half to 1 gallon a day it keeps me flushed out. The fat has to go somewhere. Maybe do a search here on SP or google it. Every expert's opinion I have read says that drinking water can help your weight loss along. Sorry about the plateau, unfortunately it seems to happen to all of us at one time or another:)
I've heard various things over the years about water but will drinking at least 64 oz/day help me with weight loss? I know it helps with organ and muscle function but I'm wondering if I upped my intake, would it help me break thru this plateau I've been on? I workout with Turbo Fire and Hip Hop Abs as well as walk my dog daily for at least 15 minutes in a very hilly area. I eat well, tho not the greatest all of the time which I am working on.
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