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JENSTRESS
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3/8/13 9:41 A

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.



DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
3/8/13 9:11 A

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.



FITMOMINNJ
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3/8/13 8:27 A

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:)



DRAGONCHILDE
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3/8/13 8:21 A

Not really, no, unless you are replacing caloric beverages with it. Water is good for the body, but it doesn't make you lose weight.

However, it is calorie and preservative free. :) If you're drinking anything that has calories, replacing it with water might be enough to cut calories and trigger a move.

Here's the SP series on how to bust through a plateau:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=516




HMILLY2020
Posts: 587
3/8/13 8:08 A

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.

Thanks



 
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