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Why exactly does water help you lose weight?

Why exactly does water help you lose weight? I just don't get it.

Tue. Jul 25, 2:04pm

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I am sure there is someone more knowledge on this one then me but...I think it helps process food.... It helps break down fats and move them along.... and for me it helps me eat less because I feel "fuller" with the more water I drink...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 2:09 PM

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I don't think it's for any "fancy" reason. i think people who drink more water tend to stay full longer and are less likeley to eat. Also, if you are normally a soda or juice drinker, and you replace them w/ water-that is a whole bunch of calories that you are no longer consuming any more!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 2:20 PM

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You need water to survive. There are a lot of chemical processes that go on in your body that require it. If you don't drink enough, your body doesn't function at an optimal level, which makes weight loss difficult (and can give you headaches, constipation, and lots of other lovely things). It doesn't have to be plain water, though, you can get it from other liquids and foods, just watch the calorie intake. And be sure to increase your liquid intake if you exercise, to make up for what you lose through breathing and sweating.

It can also help curb your appetite.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 2:25 PM

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plus, the more water you "feed" your body, the less it will retain, thus dropping some unwanted pounds.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 2:35 PM

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The more you weigh, the more you have to drink too. A good rule of thumb is 1/2 your weight is how many ounces you truely need to be hydrated. Currenlty, I need to drink 100 oz - that's a lot more than the reccomended 64 oz of 8 8oz glasses per day. But I feel better at the 100 oz than I do at the 64 - 64 and I'm still thirsty.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 2:57 PM

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