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MISSRUTH
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2/15/13 3:31 P

If they drank water on the Biggest Loser to gain weight and throw a weigh-in, it would only work temporarily-- your body is going to flush out the excess water and it'll be pee-d away. I can weigh myself, drink 2 glasses of water, and then step on the scale again.... and of course, I'd weigh more simply because the water was still in my stomach. It has to be absorbed into my system, travel around my body, get to my kidneys, through the bladder, and then come out. Which takes some time but isn't really "gaining weight".

Like a pp mentioned, your urine should be a pale yellow. I don't think you're in any danger, with how much water you're drinking.



DIETITIANBECKY
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2/15/13 1:06 P

There is no need to force water intake.
For the healthy adult---drink when you are thirsty and throughout your planned exercise program.

How do you know you lost alot of water weight in the beginning? For thoses who do shed a few pounds of fluid---the body rehydrates within a few days to about a week.

Dietitian Becky



LUCKYNUMBER23
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2/15/13 12:00 P

Too much water can be bad on the kidney, plus it can flush too many vitamins you need out of your system.



DARCYDEE1
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2/15/13 11:02 A

It is not because I am necessarily thirsty. I have given up pop and all artificial sweeteners so water is all i get right now. I am drinking a bottle before every meal and before two snacks a day plus while I walk. I think I just do it because it is there and I thought I was supposed to get alot of water. I was just wondering because I lost a lot of water weight quickly and now I don't want to drink so much that I gain weight. I think I have seen somewhere before (Biggest Loser?) where they drank water to gain weight to throw weigh in so I didn't want to drink so much I was defeating my purpose. Did any of that make sense



DIETITIANBECKY
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2/14/13 6:23 P

While the others have given accurate info, I will provide this...

WHY are you drinking this amount of water.
Is it a habit?
Is it to keep yourself from eating food?
Or are you that thirsty??? Excessive thirst is a sign for other medical conditions and should be discussed with your doctor.
SP Dietitian Becky



CBLENS
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2/14/13 1:39 P

yes you most certainly can drink too much water.



SASSYNAT1
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2/14/13 1:32 P

I was just asking the same questiona about water, but WOW I'm having trouble with drinking water. Once I get to about 72 oz I stop casue then I'm living in the restroom from pee- ing so much.
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LUCKINLOVE
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2/14/13 1:23 P

I don't know know if it will inhibit fat loss (I think it's a myth that water will make you lose weight/fat...how can a liquid cause someone to lose fat, it doesn't make sense), but drinking too much can cause water retention. Everyone always said "more is better" when it came to drinking water, so I did that, I drank well over 100oz per day. I noticed my stomach being bloated all the time and the scale was always really high. When I cut back my water, problem fixed. If your urine is light yellow, you're drinking enough. Darker yellow, pick up the H2O pace. Clear? Too much water. Everyone's different, so it might take some time for you to figure out what works for you.

Edited by: LUCKINLOVE at: 2/14/2013 (13:24)


ORCHIDBLOSSOM
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2/14/13 1:22 P

Yes, it is possible to drink too much water, resulting in water intoxification and hyponatremia, but this is very unlikely to happen to you. This happens when you drink a lot of water over a short period of time.

The kidneys of a healthy adult can process fifteen liters of water a day, that's over 500 oz. So drinking 150 oz. is perfectly fine. In fact, you may want to drink a little more. Water in no way inhibits weight loss. It actually helps!



DIDS70
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2/14/13 1:16 P

most people are dehydrated anyway. i drink close to one gallon a day myself and I haven't seen anything negative happen.



DARCYDEE1
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2/14/13 1:14 P

Can I drink too much water? I have been drinking about 150 oz a day. Will that inhibit my weight loss and be too much. I just started and lost a bunch of water weight but don't want to over do the water if i don't have to
Thanks



 
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