@SMITHHUS Lol! "Raining toxicity". You all are beginning to change my opinion on drinking water. I still don't think it is going so far as the "must have" 8 glasses, but I can see by the strong opinions that it *is* doing good, whether just mentally or physically. Kudos!
Thank you for all the comments about the use of water drinking. I love to drink water and I drink it every chance I get. I especially drink it when I am working out and sweating. I drink it it 'just because' or because I am just thirsty and need a drink of water. My expectations from it and what has transpired are two different things. I feel the difference when I drink water and the flushing of my system. Indeed I stay in the girl's room more than I want to count but at the end of the day - it raining toxicity. I am for it - that is drinking water and rarely drink and thing else maybe diet pepsi from time to time.
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you are funny - in order for me to get the water in sometimes, I drink a big glass EVERY time I go to the bathroom. Sometimes - not often.
The other factor for me is that I have often needed to lose 100 pounds, just to get to a nice weight - not what the 'books' would say goal weight. I am thinking you have worked with many people who just want to get that 15-30 pounds 'back off'. I have no experience there - but thinking that the additional water is not as helpful.
I also cannot imagine thinking I should drink something that I really really don't care for. Ugh. I would truly be focusing on focusing on high water content foods. Which I do love.
Unfortunately my 2nd big cup of coffee this morning is not 'legal' for water count though. :! oh well.
@JERZGURL_NAN Do you remember the time they used to say drink even *more* than 8 glasses? Lol. We do get some water with the food we eat, too. I think that is what many of these new studies are saying that with eating fruits or vegetables you get water and some nutrients as well. I'll admit that I personally should drink more water. I've never been much of a water drinker. Just can't tolerate it - and (lol) I'm already in the bathroom enough. When I drink water I'm in there twice as much.
4 me personally I eat less with drinking less water & according 2 my dr it is suppose to help flush ur system as ur losing weight although I still dont buy that and if ur drink water especially as a thirst quencher u drink less of unhealthy stuff
I also drink less alcohol by drinking a glass of water in between every 2 drinks
I suffer from fluid retention n take water pills & the amount of water I drink doesnt really effect this I only know cause when I 1st had 2 go on the water pills I didnt even drink waer back them
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Well, fortunately I do enjoy water. Years ago I found that Iced Tea made me uncomfortably bloated with dinner out. So a big one for me is
1) water replaces sugary drinks. 2) I find water definitely helps with the 'fullness' feeling at a meal or during a craving. 3) It also helps me feel cooler - especially when I've actually 'lost water weight'. 4) I am one who does perspire a lot so it helps that weak feeling after a hard workout (like Zumba this morning - pheww - it was a good one :) 5) I don't really know about what it 'flushes out' but I do know that if I am really good about drinking water and watching junk or salty foods over a weekend, (after a few tough days) I may indeed drop a pound and keep it off.
I am fortunate that it is an easy adjustment for me that assists in weight loss. Not everyone is so fortunate. I know that some people just cannot tolerate water and some really should not have so much water because of special health problems.
We have made a point to be sure the children in our Pre-School get water during the day along with the fruit juice and milk, because they are so accustomed to drinking sugary drinks these days.
That is so interesting. Although I've always felt all this water drinking was excessive (and led to a lot of time in the bathroom, lol) I'm glad to know people do get a benefit from it. How do you think the water helps in your efforts to lose weight? Do you think it flushes you out? Or that it makes you more full so you eat less?
I appreciate and respect your comments about how water works for you. I commend you for all your hard effort. Clearly, it is paying off (and I love Zumba, too. Started a "NJ Zumba Fitness Classes" team. Please come join!)
Thank you for posting your thoughts on these areas. I have read the article and listened to your YouTube post.
It is quite clear that everyone has different opinions, thoughts, understanding and definitely experiences. I understand that what works for me does not necessarily work for someone else. How I read a 'rule' or 'myth' is not how someone else reads it. That 8 glasses for me may be gallons for someone else. That 4000 calories may be 1 pound for me but 5 pounds for someone else. That pain for me may be additional sweating and holding my arms up for 20 more counts but bloody, bruising and joint damage for someone else.
I've only lost 40 pounds since October, focusing on my interpretation of rules and myths and how they have worked and not worked for me. I appreciate all your research, learning experience and success at testing the rules and myths, that's great and will be very helpful for those you "life coach".
Unfortunately my 'new me' and my journey feels sabotaged today. I DO felt better about myself. I now enjoy moving around, participating in events, looking at my Smile that does not look like I am in pain, rather I look joyous & happy and am wearing jewelry and clothes that no longer look like they are choking me. I may be an exception but I WILL continue to drink my water, go to Zumba and painfully sweat, reduce calories and maintain calorie burning activity, appreciate a leaner body even if it IS saggy and wrinkly and enjoy alternatives to Hoagie Rolls and Pizza Crust carbs. They are not my "rules" nor are they my "myths".
Thanks for asking for our thoughts and reading them.
I've always held an opinion about all this water drinking. I believe its mainly fruitless. Water should be drank to quench your thirst, not repetitively. A while ago, I did a Youtube video on this subject: youtu.be/Bq9LQPeRITM . I've read several books that concur (most recently, "Why We Get Fat" by researcher Gary Taubes). But this morning I also came across an article (I can't paste the code, sorry). Its on Yahoo (Shine/Healthy Living) called, "4 health Rules You Can Break Today."
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