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JessicaSki 02-28-2013 07:37 PM

Water for weight loss?
There are lots of conflicting ideas out there about how much water you need for weight loss. How much do you guys try to get each day?

wannaskipandlaugh 02-28-2013 08:06 PM

Hello :) I am now drinking at least 32 oz of water and it has really helped me lose the lbs alittle faster. For the weeks that I was stalling (up/down up/down) I was drinking alot of ice tea with the pinky stuff and also Crystal light and not straight water. So I am thinking that even the Sugar Subs make a difference in weight flucuations :)

cdavidowsky37 06-20-2013 02:10 PM

Hey I'm new and just saw this post! :)

I'm always really curious to see what other people do in their diets and I even try their ideas out! Some work while some don't. Plus, it's always fun to try something new, right? ;)

I recently started a nutrition program that has me drinking 3 liters of water - that's the equivalent of 101 oz. I know, it's a lot!! The thing was, I was already drinking a lot of water...I cut out juice and soda years ago, but my sodium intake is still a struggle for me, even though I never realized it. Anyway, I started taking in that much water on a Monday, and I do my regular workouts of 6 days a week. I weighed myself on Saturday and I had lost 4 lbs that week! It was incredible. Now I make my husband drink tons of water with me lol

marie8674 06-21-2013 08:45 AM

I think a good rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in oz of water. So if you weigh 200 lbs, you drink 100oz a day. This has worked well for me.

Lizzyg 06-21-2013 09:29 AM

I try to drink at least 80 oz of water a day - but really try for more. But it's all I drink - I rarely have pop or juice. I'd rather eat than drink my calories!

Defining 01-15-2014 02:04 PM

Oh my goodness, I don't think I could take 100oz a day, I'd live in the bathroom! I err on the side of 4-8 cups (32-64oz) a day, depending on what else I'm drinking/eating. I've heard that drinking water cold sometimes helps though....

Haha, how very topical; this just showed up in my newsfeed:

Silverfire 01-15-2014 02:17 PM

One thing I've read and tried to remember was that you should drink at least 64 oz plus 8-10 oz for every 25 lbs you are trying to lose. So I have been shooting for 130 oz of water a day. It sounds like a lot but that works out to about 5 bottles for me, and I can easily drink 3 or 4 just during work. I also tend to use my pee as a guide (see this chart)

Perfect timing for that link Defining! I'd be tempted to try to see how much water I lost during a workout, but they say try not to drink during and I'm fairly certain I would die attempting that lol!!

Defining 01-29-2014 03:43 PM

....or, I guess, we could drink when we're thirsty? ;)



penmage 01-30-2014 02:58 PM

I have a pile of water bottles from the grocery store that I fill up (the 16.9 oz ones). Most days I get at least 5 in, some days up to 7 or 8. And I don't run to the bathroom every 5 minutes either, unless I down more than 1 full bottle at a time.

FrancesR 01-30-2014 04:11 PM

I try to aim for 1.5 litres (53oz) a day, which is the minimum recommended in Britain. However I don't take into account the amount of tea I drink, which is anywhere between 2-5 cups a day (about 8oz for one mug, I read).

Personally, I've found that water really helps me. I drink loads whenever I have a bottle next to me, and I believe I'm less hungry because of it. They say people confuse thirst with hunger and I believe this is genuine because hey, I sure as **** snack a lot less when I have my water :)

apo9 01-30-2014 04:22 PM

I think the water has a couple functions...not only does it help flush the kidneys,but it helps fill us up and satisfy an oral urge so we do not nibble .
I have a glass of water with lemon beside me all the time.

PostWeddingsmallsize 02-04-2014 12:13 PM

Well I drink whenever I'm thirsty and looking for ideas on how to spice up the water because I'm thirsty a lot!

Munchy 02-04-2014 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by PostWeddingsmallsize (Post 4936167)
Well I drink whenever I'm thirsty and looking for ideas on how to spice up the water because I'm thirsty a lot!

I like citrus water (lemon, lime or orange slices - or a mix!) or cucumber water, especially in the summer.

Arwen17 03-07-2014 02:25 PM

I don't measure my water intake at all. I just keep a water bottle on my desk all day and drink when I'm thirsty.
I go to the bathroom all day too with clear urine so I know I'm getting plenty of water.
Just listen to your body. It will tell you how much water is too little or too much.

JulesMarion 03-12-2014 01:08 PM

I drink about 100 oz a day (I'm also pregnant with twins) - but I know if I drank that much water while not pregnant, it would seriously curb my appetite. There's no room for food! Now it's just hard to eat at all.

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