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Water And Weight Loss -- How You Can Make It Easier To Stay On Your Diet

Will it really help to drink water to lose weight?

woman drinking water
  • The proof? The proof of this is that people who do lose weight and keep it off drink water.
  • Better proof? You will find you have an easier time staying on your diet
  • Need more proof? There are scientific studies to support it.

Water makes you strong.

  • Bodybuilders drink lots of water. And they are about as lean as you can get.
  • If you don't drink enough water you tend to feel weak.
  • You tend to feel hungry.
  • You don't want to exercise.

Are you dehydrated?

They've got a fancy name for it -- "chronic inadvertent dehydration". That just means you weren't getting enough water over a long period of time.

You weren't trapped in the desert. You just didn't drink enough water.

And this went on for a long time. Until your body sort of got used to being dehydrated all the time. And then the water sensor sort of shut off. And so you don't feel it anymore.

So find out how much water you need. And then make sure you get it.

"There is no small pleasure in sweet water."


The symptoms

Lose even 1% of your body weight as water and you can have signs of dehydration: fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, muscle weakness.

By the way, there are problems associated with dehydration other than trouble losing weight.

Do you have gout? Fibromyalgia? Diabetes? Then you might have chronic inadvertent dehydration and not know it. Can it contribute to these problems? It sure can. It sure does.

So in that case, drink water to lose weight and you also might make a difference in your other health problems.

Losing weight

But anyway, as far as weight loss goes, you are probably not getting enough water.

What do I mean by water? Let me define it.

When I refer to water, I mean… well… what I mean is… water.

The wet stuff. It's clear. And wet. And it fills up the oceans and rivers. That stuff.

I don't mean coffee. (Which is made with water.)

Or tea. (Which is also made with water.)

Or fruit juice. (Which has a lot of water.)

Or soda. (Which also has...

Well, you get the idea. Not watermelon. Not water in your food.


"The mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that ‘WATER’ meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, joy, set it free."

Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

The protest

Whenever this subject comes up there are howls of protest. "But I don't like water!" "I never drink water!" "I can't! I don't like the taste of water!"

All I can say about that is: If you are overweight and unhappy about it and you cannot somehow bring yourself to drink some water, then there is very little that anyone can do for you.

Some things are harder than others. Some -- the easier ones -- we call the "low hanging fruit." Drinking extra water, to give your dieting a little extra boost, is one of those fruits.

So look, you need some water.

Without water you feel weak. You tend to feel tired. Your muscles are weaker.

You feel hungry. Nothing in your body works as it should.

Drink some water. Lose some weight. How's that for a simple plan?

"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water."

Loran Eisley

Where to start:

There is a lot of information on this site. The links below will get you off to a good start.

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These are some of our most popular pages. They are also some of the most helpful if you are finally ready to lose weight.

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