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2008/05/20 21:13:52 (permalink)
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how much water?

Im drinking about 4 litres a day as advised. Someone told me drinking lots of water helps lose weight. All I'm doing is weeing like a race horse.

Is it pointless drinking water if its coming straight out.
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    frenchieg
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    RE: how much water? 2008/05/20 21:26:58 (permalink)
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    not sure its pointless to drink too much water. i drink loads of water and has the same effect on me as it does you! I,m not drinking it to loose weight, and dont know that it is a way of loosing weight unless your using it to compensate for not eating?? I've heard that people advise if you get hungry it could be that you actaul need something to drink (water). Or, like i said, compensating for food, where you obviously will loose weight! although i wouldn't advise this;)
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    Plucky
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    RE: how much water? 2008/05/20 22:59:49 (permalink)
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    Ah I see.

    I am in no way drinking water to replace food or put of hunger. I am actually on a ketogenic diet so i guess it is supplementing missing waters in certain foods that i'm not getting at the moment.

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    RE: how much water? 2008/05/21 13:42:43 (permalink)
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    2/2.5 litres a day, if you drink too much it will flush out nutrients thats you body needs.
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    RE: how much water? 2008/05/22 08:52:10 (permalink)
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    When the piss is clear,
    no need to fear,
    when the piss is yellow,
    take it mellow
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    RE: how much water? 2008/05/22 10:27:23 (permalink)
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    It is a simple question but no easy answer.The amount of water we need to drink each day can vary.Atleast eight glasses per day.It will increased the physical activities. While drinking water is often the best way to replace lost fluids, other liquids including milk, tea, soup, fruit juice and sports drinks also are effective.
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    RE: how much water? 2008/05/22 10:33:33 (permalink)
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    I don't think 4 litres a day is excessive. Keep doing what you're doing, it's important to keep well hydrated.
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    RE: how much water? 2008/05/25 08:24:22 (permalink)
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    You say you are on a ketogenic diet, when protein is used as an energy source by the body the constituent amino acids from proteins are converted straight into pyruvate with ammonia as a bye-product. Glycogen from from carbohydrates goes through the glycolysis cycle producing 2 pyruvate molecules per glycogen and no ammonia is produced. Pyruvate and Co-enzyme A (from proteins) are then used to obtain energy (in the form of ATP).

    The ammonia produced from the synthesis of pyruvate from protein needs to be constantly removed by the excretion of urine, therefore you need to drink plenty of water.
    post edited by montynod - 2008/05/25 08:26:30
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