3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > General chatter

General chatter Because life isn't just about dieting. Play games, jokes, or share what's new in your life!

Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
Bringin' Sexy Back!
suzan's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Desert
Posts: 138

Default Water CAN make you fat: How chemicals in drink can trigger weight gain and fertility

This is from http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Check it here


suzan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 02:52 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 187

S/C/G: 270/ticker/170

Height: 5'7.25"


Hormones in water from birth control and other hormone regulators is a problem (fish by water purification plants are known to have reproductive disorders and even become intersexed) but the Daily Mail is not a paper I can take too seriously so... I will not be blaming water for the fact that I ate too much and moved too little any time soon.

Mini goals:
no longer morbidly obese: 257 met 10/15/2009
10% loss (27lb):243 met 01/31/2010
no longer severely obese: 224
10% loss (24.3):218.7
dangerousfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 07:14 AM   #3
Junior Member
needtochange's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Seoul
Posts: 21

S/C/G: 184/160/130

Height: 5'3"


It is pretty interesting though.. I'd like to see more research into this!
needtochange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
JulieJ08's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"


These types of articles are irresponsible and so very common. It is one long list of things that *may* contribute. He gives no data on how much a problem is actually caused. Just that all sorts of things *could* happen.

Lots of the issues he mentions could be important. But he says nothing actually helpful and concrete and nontheoretical about the problems.

And then it gets just stupid:

"When you open bottled water, it is no longer sterile and so sits like a stagnant pond attracting bacteria."

OK. And how many people have been made sick because they, you know, drank from an nonsterile bottle or cup? Seriously?

Which is immediately followed by,

"If you want to bottle your tap water once you have filtered it, an alternative is to buy an eco product such as the Bottle for Life, a BPA-free stainless steel bottle that you can fill up and keep in the fridge. "

So why is purchased bottled water a problem because it's no longer sterile after you open it, but if you bottle your own, it doesn't matter anymore?

And he finishes with,

"There's no point in any of us trying to eat healthily and exercise if we don't do something about our water. "

That's right. Chuck it in girls, there's no point to what we're doing.
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2010, 02:39 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 26


A interesting article. I would have to say that I will continue to use water as my number 1 means of hydration when I exercise.

I used to drink Smart Water thinking that it would provide me with electrolyte functionality, but as I learned at work(we are doing a marketing campaign for Aquafina) Smart Water's electrolytes are FAR from functional:/

That's something that I need if I want to stay hydrated and want to get tired less frequently, so now I am weighing my options amongst the more functional brands.
Justafewmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2010, 12:05 AM   #6
Started IP 2/8/2013
cmk79's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 126

S/C/G: 290/187/110

Height: 5'1"


I never drink tap water.It tastes bad and you have no idea where it came from or what's in it.I only drink bottled water.
cmk79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2010, 01:52 AM   #7
Primm's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 529

S/C/G: 98.0/95.5/69.0

Height: 173cm


I drink tap water. I live in a big city in a 1st world country, and our water supply is tested regularly. It tastes fine to me, and any impurities build up your immune system and reduce antibiotic-resistant bugs. IMO.

Wagon? What do you mean wagon? This is life, not a wagon. You can't fall off life. Get out there and LIVE!

Primm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2010, 02:17 AM   #8
Senior Member
kaplods's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,383

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"


Bottled water is often just some other city's tap water (usually filtered, but it doesn't have to be). In most cases it's easier to find the analysis for your own city's water supply, than to try to identify the water source(s) and get the analysis for bottled waters.

No bottled water company is going to admit that they don't filter their bottled water (or that they, like the vast majority use a filtering system is no better than a home filtering system like a Britta pitcher).
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:23 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2