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water intake in ounces for wt loss

i read somewhere that for effective wt loss you should be drinking

your weight lets say its 200 divided by 2 = 100 ounces of water a day can anyone co sign this???

Fri. Oct 13, 1:33am

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I've heard something to that effect also, but you have to be careful. There is such a thing as drinking too much water and it can make you really sick or even kill you (it'll dilute the salt content in the blood).
I'm not sure what the optimal amount to drink is though. Something to look into...

Friday, October 13, 2006, 1:49 AM

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I have seen my weight drop much faster when I started drinking 64-90oz of water per day. I am currently 135, but started here on PT at 145. I would say that everyone should drink a minimum of 64oz and anywhere up to 100oz would be great for any size person!

Friday, October 13, 2006, 11:30 AM

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My midwives and doctors told me that in my first pregancy and a the next doc confirmed it at the second preg.

Since just about everything comes with some kinda of natural sodium, and then extra with processed foods, I can't imagine ever having too little salt unless I had a medical problem with some gland somewhere that caused me to super metabo the sodium. No matter how much water I drank. But I suppose everyone's different and that's a question for a doc. I know they use to say take a salt pill if you are thin, drinking a ton of H2O, it's HOT, AND a marathon runner/construction worker. That's why we have stuff like all the sports drinks now.

Friday, October 13, 2006, 12:41 PM

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I think depleting your sodium is more of a risk for atheletes and people in hot environments. You lose sodium when you sweat a lot so if you are drinking lots of water in addition to all that sweat, that's when your levels can get depleted.

Friday, October 13, 2006, 4:16 PM

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how many ounces is a gallon of water i wanna say one gallon is 3.7 liters can someone convert liters to ounces?

Friday, October 13, 2006, 6:56 PM

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Here's what my naturopathic doctor recommends to her patients going through weight loss: One ounce per pound you weigh a day while actively losing and half that during maintenance. While losing, you need the extra water to break down fat molecules, but also to keep your system from getting toxic as things are broken down and released.

There are 8 oz to a cup and 16 cups to a gallon= 128oz.

Friday, October 13, 2006, 7:21 PM

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Yes, there is such a condition called "Hyponatremia"-- usually occurs if you drink a lot (and only) water when exercising--you have to replace the electrolytes lost from sweating while working out. Like some of the other posters have mentioned, that is why sports drinks are encouraged along with water...

Also, a few years ago a college kid literally "drowned" in his own fluids, when forced to consume many GALLONS of water during a fraternity hazing stunt...

So, yes, you can die of drinking too much water. However, the average person doesn't drink enough to cause that problem....

My mother-in-law also had a condition called "Water toxemia" which ultimately caused her to go into a coma and pass away-- it had to do with an imbalance in her body's electrolytes--we did not have a 100% positive on the cause, but it may have been due to a chemical imbalance in the eletrolytes in her body that was affected by anti-depressants.... in other words, she had very low sodium and potassium levels in her body when the problems occurred (electrolytes affect the ability of the nervous system to work properly).

Now, I am NOT a doctor, so this is NOT medical advice, but definitely consult your doctor if you have questions!

Sunday, October 15, 2006, 3:04 PM

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Water Toxemia

Link to another thread on the subject of Water Toxemia


Saturday, February 10, 2007, 5:47 PM

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