Monday, July 02, 2012
Ok, that's not true. I love water. I drink a lot of water. But there's just something about water that bothers me. Not water itself, but the reputation water has as a cure-all for every health problem imaginable. A reputation it just doesn't live up to.
All these nutritionists and weight loss experts tell us to drink water to lose weight. My sparkpeople nutrition tracker gives me a place to record how many glasses of water I drink and gives me a goal to drink 8 a day.
Here's what I hate: I do that. I drink plenty of water daily. I don't drink soda, I don't drink diet soda, I don't drink juice or kool-aid or chocolate milk or gatorade. All I drink is water (and coffee). And I'm still overweight. If drinking enough water were the key to weight loss I would be underweight by now.
I know water is good for me. I'm not arguing that. I suppose if I hadn't stopped drinking soda and other sugary drinks when I was a teen I might have gained twice as much weight. It's just kind of frustrating to hear people say how much weight they lose just by giving up soda. Oh well. I guess I'll just go drown my sorrows in a big glass of water.